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The Week In Quotes: December 9, 2016

This week: a bad coach gets paid, then insulted; a bad quarterback gets optimistic; another bad quarterbcak gets a cunning plan; a bad play gets Matt Ryan irked; a bad play gets burned; and Jets and Raiders fans get drunk.

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The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)

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Word of Muth: Most Valuable Protection

Derek Carr's name has been bouncing about in the MVP discussion lately, but Ben Muth shows that he's getting plenty of help from his big uglies.

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Dec 09, 2016 02:34pm by Ben Muth || read all Film Room articles

Word of Muth: Troubles in Tampa

The Buccaneers dominated Chicago in a blowout win last weekend, but our resident offensive line expert explains that they had all kinds of problems keeping the Bears away from their quarterback.

5 comments, Last Comment at 18 Nov 2016, 5:38pm by tuluse

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Week 13 Quick Reads

Our Quick Reads essay this week includes discussion of the league's best punter. Somebody alert Rich Eisen.

88 comments, Last Comment at 07 Dec 2016, 12:28pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

Dec 05, 2016 10:33pm GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Audibles at the Line: Week 13

As winter weather kicked in, many of the bad teams across the league seemed to play at their absolute worst.

91 comments, Last Comment at 07 Dec 2016, 12:33am by jayman4

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FEI Week 14: Hits and Misses

Looking back at FEI's preseason projections, we find that most teams did about what they were supposed to do -- but not in the Big Ten, where things got screwy.

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Dec 07, 2016 06:43pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Committee Got It Right

Despite Penn State winning the Big Ten over Wisconsin, the Playoff Selection Committee made the right call to put Ohio State and Washington in over the Nittany Lions.

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Dec 05, 2016 05:02pm by Chad Peltier || read all One Foot Inbounds articles

Seventh Day Adventure: Championship Week

The College Football Playoff selection committee will have to keep a close eye on these games with tournament spots, bowl games, and conference championships at stake.

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Dec 01, 2016 04:02pm by Ian Boyd || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Any Given Sunday: Lions Over Saints

Is Detroit's defense good enough to make it a legitimate NFC contender? It sure looked that way when the Lions came down to New Orleans and held Drew Brees to 13 points.

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Dec 06, 2016 02:48pm GMT by Rivers McCown || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Week In Quotes: December 9, 2016

This week: a bad coach gets paid, then insulted; a bad quarterback gets optimistic; another bad quarterbcak gets a cunning plan; a bad play gets Matt Ryan irked; a bad play gets burned; and Jets and Raiders fans get drunk.

15 comments, Last Comment at 09 Dec 2016, 11:41pm by dbostedo

Dec 09, 2016 03:00pm by Rob Eves || read all The Week in Quotes articles

Scramble for the Ball: Make It So

Extending the football season for the worst teams as well as the best, for no reason other than money? Your Scramble team marvels that the NFL hasn't yet stolen bowl season away from the NCAA.

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Dec 06, 2016 11:09pm by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter || read all Scramble articles

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DVOA PLAYOFF ODDS REPORT

Odds to Make PlayoffsOdds to Win Super Bowl LIOdds of Top 5 Pick
1DAL100.0% 1DAL23.3% 1CLE100.0%
2OAK99.3% 2NE21.9% 2SF99.7%
3NE99.2% 3SEA12.0% 3JAC85.1%
4SEA99.0% 4OAK11.8% 4NYJ84.8%
5KC94.3% 5KC8.3% 5CHI69.5%
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09 Dec 2016, 04:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: December 9

This week's Off The Charts podcast looks at last night's Raiders-Chiefs game and what those teams can do going forward. Plus a closer look at the Detroit Lions and the Monday night Ravens-Patriots tilt. (Click for audio link.)

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09 Dec 2016, 03:00pm by Rob Eves

The Week In Quotes: December 9, 2016

This week: a bad coach gets paid, then insulted; a bad quarterback gets optimistic; another bad quarterbcak gets a cunning plan; a bad play gets Matt Ryan irked; a bad play gets burned; and Jets and Raiders fans get drunk.

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Word of Muth: Most Valuable Protection

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09 Dec 2016, 11:40am by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: OAK-KC

The Chiefs beat Oakland for the fifth time in a row. Is Kansas City now the team to beat in the AFC? Also: Alex Smith finds his plus-ALEX, and a historically bad night for Derek Carr.

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08 Dec 2016, 12:35pm by Cian Fahey

Film Room: Minnesota Meltdown

Eight weeks ago, the Vikings were undefeated and ranked No. 1 in DVOA. Now they're 6-6 and probably done. What went wrong?

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07 Dec 2016, 06:43pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 14: Hits and Misses

Looking back at FEI's preseason projections, we find that most teams did about what they were supposed to do -- but not in the Big Ten, where things got screwy.

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07 Dec 2016, 02:51pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 14 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 14 DFS matchups include Eli Manning, Jeremy Hill, Doug Baldwin and C.J. Fiedorowicz. We're also in on the expected rushing showdown between LeSean McCoy and Le'Veon Bell in Buffalo.

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07 Dec 2016, 02:29am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 14 Playoff Odds

The weekly playoff odds commentary on ESPN Insider goes further in depth on just how important Thursday's Oakland-Kansas City game is for determining who represents the AFC in Super Bowl LI, plus notes on all the other teams still contending for the postseason.

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06 Dec 2016, 11:09pm by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter

Scramble for the Ball: Make It So

Extending the football season for the worst teams as well as the best, for no reason other than money? Your Scramble team marvels that the NFL hasn't yet stolen bowl season away from the NCAA.

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14 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2016, 12:05pm by DGL

06 Dec 2016, 07:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)

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71 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2016, 6:51pm by LionInAZ

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Clutch Encounters: Week 13

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11 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2016, 11:42am by Bob Smith

06 Dec 2016, 02:48pm by Rivers McCown

Any Given Sunday: Lions Over Saints

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