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  1. Which Matchups Are Kryptonite for NFL Playoff Contenders?

    Bill Barnwell

    The modern NFL is a game of matchups. Since the salary cap and the spread of strategic concepts throughout the league prevent a team from dominating the way that the 1980s Niners or the early-'90s Cowboys did, just about every team in football has on...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  2. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's "The Fabulous & the Flops," we mine the annals of futility to find comparable games for some of the week's worst performances. Which quarterback nearly beat out Blaine Gabbert for the least accurate game of the season? Which pair of el...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  3. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 12

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's edition of "The Fabulous and the Flops," we identify the player who needs to accompany Ndamukong Suh to image-revamping school, show some love to the young talent who is making the absence of a major star seem like nothing, and basical...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  4. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 11

    Bill Barnwell

    In this look back at Week 11's action, we identify the fabulous linebacker who seems to be making everyone else on his team superstars, the pair of rookies who made our Friday column look wise, and the head coach who deserves credit for trying to pul...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  5. Welcome to The Fabulous & The Flops of the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    If you loved the "Five Up, Five Down" feature in our Monday morning wrap-ups of the NFL, well, you're going to be very fond of our new Tuesday feature here in Grantland, The Fabulous & The Flops of the NFL. After the dust has settled on Monday Night ...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  6. NFL Week 17's best/worst fantasy matchups - Football Outsiders

    Bill Barnwell

    Football Outsiders has combed through tons of data to find the best and worst individual matchups for players to help you bring home a fantasy championship this week. No. 1 on the list: Trent Edwards.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2010
  7. NFL - Behind Kansas City Chiefs' success, best and worst of Week ...

    Bill Barnwell

    The Chiefs have made huge strides this season, clinching their division after a 4-12 campaign in 2009. Who saw that coming? Football Outsiders, who predicted the Chiefs would win the AFC West. Plus: the best and worst from NFL Week 16.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2010
  8. NFL Week 16's best/worst fantasy matchups - Football Outsiders

    Bill Barnwell

    We know how high the stakes are this week in fantasy football. That's why Football Outsiders has combed through tons of data to find the best and worst individual matchups for the biggest fantasy names, including a few surprises, like Denver's Tim Tebow.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  9. Jamaal Charles should get MVP buzz - NFL's best/worst of Week 15

    Bill Barnwell

    In spite of splitting carries with Thomas Jones, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is performing at historic levels and should be getting MVP talk (and more touches). Football Outsiders explains why before delving into the best and worst performances of Week 15.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  10. Week 14 Fantasy Football: Play as many Baltimore Ravens as you ca...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell breaks down favorable and unfavorable fantasy matchups for Week 14. If you have Ravens, play them -- they're almost all good bets vs. Houston. Meanwhile, John Skelton isn't something you should fear.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  11. Fantasy Football: NFL Week 12 start/sit advice - Football Outside...

    Bill Barnwell

    It's no secret that QBs fare well against the Texans, but what if the QB is making his first career start? Football Outsiders looks at Titans QB Rusty Smith's prospects for this Sunday before discussing the best and worst fantasy matchups of Week 12.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  12. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio right to go for it on fou...

    Bill Barnwell

    Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio stirred up controversy when he went for it on fourth-and-1 from his own 36-yard line Sunday. But it was the right move either way. Football Outsiders explains why before listing their best and worst performances of Week 11.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2010
  13. NFL: The 49ers can still win NFC West, the Ravens aren't elite de...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell looks at myths and realities of the 2010 NFL season at its midpoint. For example, the Ravens' defense? Not elite. Mark Sanchez? Hasn't advanced. The 49ers? Could still win the NFC West. Points are defended with metrics and history.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  14. Fantasy Football: Week 9 matchups for a run to the playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    Football Outsiders lists its best and worst matchups for fantasy production in Week 9 and beyond, giving both short-term suggestions for this Sunday and longer-term trade ideas to maximize value down the stretch.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2010
  15. A look at how Randy Moss would fit on all 32 NFL teams -- Footbal...

    Bill Barnwell

    In this look at where Randy Moss fits best, Bill Barnwell points out that there really are only a handful of teams that make sense for the currently unemployed star. St. Louis may top the list, but others also provide a good fit.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2010
  16. Football Outsiders - Ray Rice, Todd Collins and the best and wors...

    Bill Barnwell

    Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders breaks down the best and worst individual performances of NFL Week 5, with an eye toward a few QBs who seemed to have big days, but whose stats were misleading.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2010