The Post Route

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We're three former SB Nation NFL staffers—Ryan Van Bibber, Sarah Hardy, and Christian D'Andrea—making another go at it on our own with The Post Route, a regular email newsletter all about the NFL.
Created 25 Aug 2020
  • Week 6 picks: A Jaguars win and a Steeler revival?
    15 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    Welcome to Week 6, which is in some ways just like any other Week 6 and in other ways a little different. Right on schedule, we have our first interim head coach situation this season. Until a few day...
  • Jon Gruden was bad at everything
    13 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Jon Gruden is no longer head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. He may be the person most impacted by the NFL’s investigation into the Washington Football Team -- a franchise that employed him for exactl...
  • NFL Week 5: That was pretty brutal
    11 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    In the last few years especially, I’m often disturbed by the lack of empathy I see in sports fandom (and unfortunately, in society overall). It’s one of the main reasons I now mostly stay off social m...
  • Who ordered the Week 5 picks?
    08 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 5 0
    This week, the biggest story in the NFL had nothing to do with the on-field product. Instead, it was about how one beleaguered coach chose to spend his Friday night. I have no desire to weigh in on th...
  • The 5 least trustworthy teams in the NFL right now
    06 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    Now that we’re a month into the NFL season, we’re getting a handle on who all 32 teams are. We have a decent idea what to expect from them when they take the field each week. The good teams will look ...
  • NFL Week 4: You love to see it
    04 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 5 0
    The NFL is full of surprises each week. I can’t imagine many fans predicted the Giants or Jets, let alone both of them, would earn their first win of the season in overtime this week. Or that after Su...
  • Get your kicks on Week 4 picks
    01 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    Perhaps inspired by this year’s Friends special, the NFL is staging several reunions between coaches and their former quarterbacks in Week 4. First up was Joe Burrow facing off against one of his coll...
  • How long until the NFL's unbeaten teams lose and the winless teams win?
    29 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 5 2
    Each season, the last team to stay unbeaten has bragging rights of sorts. It’s an accomplishment to start the year on a tear, whether that streak is five games long like the 2017 Chiefs or 11 games li...
  • NFL Week 3: OK, now we can jump to conclusions
    27 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    I always like to preach caution about overreacting early in a season or, for that matter, early in a player’s career. (It was not a banner week for rookie quarterbacks, but it’s way too soon to draw c...
  • Week 3 picks are up, get 'em while they're hot
    24 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    Heading into Week 3, more than half of the NFL has a 1-1 record. While we have a fairly good idea of which 2-0 teams are legit and which 0-2 teams still have a chance to contend, the 18 squads sitting...
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