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  1. NFL Playoffs Postmortem: What’s Next for the Eliminated Tea...

    Bill Barnwell

    After the wild-card round, I went through the four teams that had been eliminated from the playoffs and gave a synopsis of the offseason they were each about to face. For all the joy that had come with those teams making the playoffs, all it...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  2. AFC Championship Preview: Colts vs. Patriots

    Bill Barnwell

    The Indianapolis Colts are probably awfully sick of proving themselves by now. After they opened as six-point favorites at home against the Bengals in the wild-card round, the line shifted against Indy and moved all the way to three before bettors be...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  3. Picking Up the Wild-Card Pieces

    Bill Barnwell

    After 20 teams saw their NFL seasons end after Week 17, four more teams made their way into the discard pile this weekend. Arizona, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Pittsburgh each has to make the difficult transition from playoff contender to uninvolved bys...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  4. 'The Grantland NFL Podcast': Recapping Wild-Card Weeken...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Mays and Barnwell break down how the refs got the Lions-Cowboys call wrong before reviewing the rest of wild-card weekend. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and The&am...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  5. NFL Wild-Card Weekend Winners and Losers: Stewart Shines, Luck La...

    Robert Mays

    The Cowboys Pass-Catchers The approach that earned the Cowboys a top-five offense this year just wasn't going to work against Detroit. Dallas built its attack around a top-shelf offensive line and a punishing running game, while...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  6. Wild-Card Wrap-up: A Flag on the Play

    Bill Barnwell

    The most memorable moment of this weekend's playoff games, frustratingly, was also its most inexplicable. The bizarre decision by the officiating crew in the Dallas-Detroit game to overturn a pass interference call on Anthony Hitchens that would...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  7. Sorry You’re Working Today: NFL Wild-Card Weekend Picks

    Bill Simmons

    New Year's Day is my own personal Groundhog Day -- I'm always hungover, I'm always making resolutions that I never end up keeping, and I'm always losing college football wagers that never should have been made...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  8. Cousin Sal’s Wild-Card Weekend Prop Bets!

    Cousin Sal Iacono

    My wild-card weekend props ...; Michael Floyd over three receptions vs. Panthers There's not a ton for Arizona to gloat about offensively this year, except for the emergence of Floyd, who has accumulated seven-plus t...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  9. Together We Make Playoffs: The 2015 NFL Wild-Card Preview

    Bill Barnwell

    The first week of professional football in 2015 brings us a wild-card weekend less familiar than it might seem. As traditional as it feels to see the likes of the Bengals and Colts alongside a Ravens-Steelers tilt in the playoffs, just three of the e...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  10. ‘B.S. Report’: Cousin Sal and Mike Sando

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons talks with Cousin Sal about Week 17 action before guessing the lines for the wild-card round. Plus, ESPN's Mike Sando joins the show to talk football. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B....

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  11. NFL Week 13 Winners and Losers: PHILIP RIVERS! Aaron Rodgers Is a...

    Robert Mays

    The Chargers Yesterday was full of games that further shuffled the AFC wild-card race, but San Diego's trip to Baltimore was the only one featuring two teams currently mired in it. A Chargers loss would have been San Diego's th...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  12. The Kansas City Royals Already Won the World Series of the Intern...

    Corban Goble

    Forget a montage. This Kansas City Royals playoff run is a movie: * Catcher Salvador Perez's walk-off base hit in the bottom of the 12th inning in a wild-card game in which the Royals had a 4.4 percent win probability going...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  13. The Other Guys: How Benches and Bullpens Are Shaping the MLB Play...

    Jonah Keri

    There was never much reason to believe that Kansas City's Terrance Gore would make it to the big leagues. Sure, the 5-foot-7, 165-pounder could run as fast as a politician from a sex scandal, stealing 168 bases with a 91 percent success rate in...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  14. Where Amazing Happens: Why the MLB Playoffs Have Been Insanely Ex...

    Ben Lindbergh

    There are somewhere between 15 and 27 games remaining in the MLB postseason, depending on whether baseball's surviving teams give us sweeps or Game 7s. We don't know if October will end on a high note; maybe all those games will b...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  15. NLDS Preview: Breaking Down Giants vs. Nationals and Cardinals vs...

    Jonah Keri

    The Dodgers are hoping to avenge last year's NLCS loss to St. Louis, while the Cardinals are aiming to make another World Series run. The Giants, fresh off a decisive wild-card win, are trying to extend their even-year title streak to three...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  16. K.C. Masterpiece

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's weird to root for something that goes against what you believe in, but that's where I found myself as I flew out of O'Hare yesterday morning to watch the Royals play the A's in the American League wild-card game, Kansas Cit...

    Blog | October 01, 2014