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Audibles at the Line: Week 15

Saturday night's alright (for football), but Sunday's best turns out to be a valid contender for the NFL's Game of the Year.

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The Rams lose the DVOA Bowl but keep the top spot, achieving something historically rare: ranking in the top five for all three phases of the game. Meanwhile, four great defenses take a tumble when Seattle, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore all score way more points than expected.

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Film Room: Josh Gordon

Does Josh Gordon deserve a chance at redemption? Can he still be a top-flight receiver after nearly three years in exile? Is he the most dangerous weapon on the Browns roster? Charles McDonald explains why the answers are yes, yes, and lord, yes.

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Word of Muth: One Man Gang

With Brett Hundley and other backups struggling to get by, it was an ugly outing for Green Bay against Cleveland, but Ben Muth found one Packers lineman playing well.

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Week 14 Quick Reads

The Colts-Bills snow game had us looking through the record books to find the best players in whiteout conditions. LeSean McCoy comes out on top of all running backs, while a familiar New England duo set the standards for passing and receiving.

44 comments, Last Comment at 13 Dec 2017, 11:53am by BJR

Dec 11, 2017 10:53pm GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Audibles at the Line: Week 15

Saturday night's alright (for football), but Sunday's best turns out to be a valid contender for the NFL's Game of the Year.

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Dec 18, 2017 09:01am GMT by Andrew Potter || read all Audibles articles

FEI Week 14 Ratings

The final numbers are in, and they say that Alabama was a better team than Ohio State this year -- but neither team should have been ranked ahead of Auburn.

12 comments, Last Comment at 08 Dec 2017, 8:02pm by ssereb

Dec 06, 2017 03:39pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Big Ten Champs Miss Playoff

While Clemson, Georgia, and Oklahoma clinched conference championships and playoff berths, Alabama just sat back waited to hear the Selection Committee put them into the four-team field.

9 comments, Last Comment at 05 Dec 2017, 5:09pm by Will

Dec 04, 2017 02:02pm by Chad Peltier || read all One Foot Inbounds articles

SDA Bowl Spectacular: Part I

Our first round of bowl games includes exciting players like Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, a potential first-round pick in April's draft.

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Dec 15, 2017 08:53am by Ian Boyd || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Any Given Sunday: Cardinals Over Titans

Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee passing offense have looked off all season, and it finally culminated in an ugly loss. What do the Titans actually have going for them at this point?

2 comments, Last Comment at 12 Dec 2017, 3:15pm by Shylo

Dec 12, 2017 10:07am GMT by Rivers McCown || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Week In Quotes: December 15, 2017

As the regular season enters its home stretch, teams prepare for the playoffs, and everyone's busy with holiday activities, it's only obvious that the top item on anyone's mind is Star Wars. (No spoilers.)

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Dec 15, 2017 03:02pm by Cale Clinton || read all The Week in Quotes articles

Scramble for the Ball: A Bowl of Pros

It's Pro Bowl voting time once again, meaning it's time to talk fullbacks! It's apparently still 1973 at NFL headquarters.

40 comments, Last Comment at 15 Dec 2017, 10:00pm by Andrew Potter

Dec 13, 2017 11:33am by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter || read all Scramble articles

DVOA PLAYOFF ODDS REPORT

Make Playoffs Win Super Bowl Earn Top 5 Pick
1PHI/PIT100.0% 1PIT17.4% 1CLE100.0%
2NE/JAC99.9% 2PHI14.3% 2NYG97.3%
3MIN99.8% 3LARM14.2% 3SF84.3%
4NO97.7% 4NE13.7% 4IND74.5%
5LARM95.8% 5NO10.8% 5DEN49.9%
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Audibles at the Line: Week 15

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ESPN: Los Angeles Chargers, Back from the Brink

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Week 15 Open Game Discussion

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The Week In Quotes: December 15, 2017

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SDA Bowl Spectacular: Part I

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Word of Muth: One Man Gang

With Brett Hundley and other backups struggling to get by, it was an ugly outing for Green Bay against Cleveland, but Ben Muth found one Packers lineman playing well.

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14 Dec 2017, 06:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: December 14

This week's Off The Charts podcast previews the biggest games of Week 15: Rams at Seahawks, Chiefs at Chargers, and Patriots at Steelers. (Click for audio link.)

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14 Dec 2017, 05:19pm by Charles McDonald

Film Room: Josh Gordon

Does Josh Gordon deserve a chance at redemption? Can he still be a top-flight receiver after nearly three years in exile? Is he the most dangerous weapon on the Browns roster? Charles McDonald explains why the answers are yes, yes, and lord, yes.

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13 Dec 2017, 08:35pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 15 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 15 DFS matchups include Drew Brees, Carlos Hyde, Josh Gordon, and Jason Witten. We're also going heavy on the big names in Patriots-Steelers.

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13 Dec 2017, 11:33am by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter

Scramble for the Ball: A Bowl of Pros

It's Pro Bowl voting time once again, meaning it's time to talk fullbacks! It's apparently still 1973 at NFL headquarters.

» More...

40 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2017, 10:00pm by Andrew Potter

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Week 14 DVOA Ratings

The Rams lose the DVOA Bowl but keep the top spot, achieving something historically rare: ranking in the top five for all three phases of the game. Meanwhile, four great defenses take a tumble when Seattle, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore all score way more points than expected.

» More...

90 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2017, 7:29pm by CHIP72

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Clutch Encounters: Week 14

The Steelers and Ravens played another classic to decide the AFC North. Also: Joe Webb and Nick Foles get game-winning drives, heavy snow in Buffalo, a handsome quarterback in Houston, and Case Keenum blows his chance to be MVP in Carolina.

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