21 Dec 2004, 03:14pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 15, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. One 12-1 team gets upset, two others almost lose, and the shake-up puts Philadelphia back in the top spot -- but with an asterisk. The best team in a T.O.-less league? Hold on to your seats, Manning bashers, here come the Colts. Also, who is the favorite in the NFC with Owens on the sidelines -- and which AFC team could they possibly upset in the big game?
20 Dec 2004, 04:05pm by Russell Levine
So what if Peyton Manning didn't set the touchdown-pass record against Baltimore? He has still turned in the best performance by an NFL player in a TV ad this decade. Plus, did the Buccaneers actually sell their soul to win the Super Bowl? And Russell considers himself a candidate for the Mike Martz Award before settling on a more worthy recipient.
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18 Dec 2004, 03:14am by Aaron Schatz
When they schedule the Saturday and Sunday night games before the season starts, nobody knows if the teams involved will be battling for playoff position come Week 15. But this year, serendipity shined upon ESPN. Aaron has previews of the two important prime time games this weekend: Carolina vs. Atlanta and Indianapolis vs. Baltimore. I hear something big might happen in that second one.
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17 Dec 2004, 02:25am by Aaron Schatz
In the muddled NFC, a number of teams have turned slow starts into possible playoff position. But the superior AFC has its own turnaround success story. What is driving the Bills to a winning record this season? Don't let the Bills fool you with their four straight high-scoring games -- Buffalo is all about defense and special teams. Aaron investigates in this article, originally from Wednesday's New York Sun.
16 Dec 2004, 03:43pm by scramble
Al and Vivek are back discussing the fates of the two New York football teams and answering questions in a jam-packed fantasy football playoff edition of the Scramble Mailbag. Plus, a Loser League Update, Best Bets and the southern-fried goodness of the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.
15 Dec 2004, 12:37pm by Michael David Smith
Trying to figure out Jim Johnson's defense? It's Tricky. But another Christmas without Hollis is gonna make opposing NFC teams say "Hit It, Run." Now the Eagles have 30 Days to solve their Run D problems, or My Adidas are gonna walk through doors and roam all over Lincoln Financial Field's floor. Michael David Smith takes a closer look at the one place where the otherwise dominant Eagles Be Illin'. It's Like That, and that's the way it is.
14 Dec 2004, 09:37pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 14, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. This week, a long extended commentary on the whole "quarterback should only be judged by winning" controversy that just won't go away, and why you should take Carolina's top five defense with a grain of salt.
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13 Dec 2004, 05:52pm by Russell Levine
Much to Jim Mora, Sr.'s chagrin, somebody has to fill the final playoff spots in the NFC. Russell Levine has his take on the field in this week's edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie. Plus, thoughts on Mike Tice, the coaching carousel, and that British guy that once called an NFL game.
11 Dec 2004, 06:21pm by Aaron Schatz
Three game previews from Friday's edition of the New York Sun, including Rams-Panthers, Bucs-Chargers, and Jaguars-Bears. Plus, as an added bonus, Tuesday's Sun column on this year's dramatic number of teams that have gone from 1-4 (or worse) to playoff contention.
10 Dec 2004, 04:01pm by admin
Here they are, the results of our Homage to Dr. Z contest. You, the Football Outsiders readers, produced this truly Z-worthy tribute to the great Paul Zimmerman and his weekly power rankings.
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