22 Nov 2004, 06:53pm by Russell Levine
We all know Michael Vick is fleet afoot, but is his NFL brilliance fleeting? Russell Levine examines Vick's efforts in Sunday's win over the Giants and offers some suggestions on self-preservation. Plus, an update on how things stand in the always wacky world of the BCS.
19 Nov 2004, 01:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Eight teams in the AFC are 6-3 or better. Only six can make the playoffs. Who is in, who is out, and can anyone keep the Patriots and Steelers out of the AFC Championship Game? Aaron analyzes the first half of the season in the NFC through the Football Outsiders lens and predicts which teams will improve and decline with the brand new Midseason DVOA Projection System.
19 Nov 2004, 01:25pm by scramble
Al and Vivek talk about Washington's perplexing offensive strategy against Cincinnati last Sunday and once again revisit their playoff predictions. Plus, a Loser League Contest Update, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, and the greatest award in the world (not just a tribute), the Keep Choppin' Wood Award. This is also the home for fantasy football discussions.
18 Nov 2004, 08:28pm by Aaron Schatz
We are proud to announce that we have signed an affiliation deal with Baseball Prospectus. This will include the return of Pro Football Prospectus, to be written in 2005 by Football Outsiders, as well as other joint projects.
It's Rivalry Week in college football, with Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Florida State, Alabama-Auburn and more. What better time for Vinny to take a road trip to Las Vegas? Before leaving (and losing his shirt), Vinny and Russell break down all the big games and offer picks in Seventh Day Adventure. This is also the thread for discussing college football all weekend.
17 Nov 2004, 11:20pm by admin
Will Carroll from Baseball Prospectus is back to walk us through the wonderful world of breaks and sprains. The Internet's top expert on baseball injuries applies his knowledge to the NFL to discuss a number of players whose injuries affect the playoff picture. Come learn more about Steve McNair's sternum, Chad Pennington's rotator cuff, Ty Law's broken foot, and that wacky leg muscle that has both Randy Moss and Jonathan Ogden hamstrung.
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17 Nov 2004, 11:39am by Michael David Smith
When Sports Illustrated convened a panel of experts to choose the league's top players, Marcus Stroud was an easy choice at defensive tackle. But was that choice justified? Or does a certain Green Bay Packer identified by Football Outsiders last year deserve a closer look? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
16 Nov 2004, 02:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 10, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. New England takes the top spot back from Philadelphia with a slightly more dominant domination of a division foe. In his commentary, Aaron explores the issue of "clutch play." Does DVOA misjudge teams that play better late in close games? Why is Pittsburgh ranked fifth in "estimated wins" even though most writers say they are the best team in the NFL? And how did we end up with such a horrible slate of games this week?
15 Nov 2004, 07:56pm by Russell Levine
This weekend's Jets and Giants debacles had Russell Levine recalling the dark days of the mid-1990s, when a steady diet of New York football on TV almost drove him away from the NFL. He also answers the question, "Is Kurt Warner suffering from PTBD?" and takes a look at state of sportsmanship in the BCS era of college football.
15 Nov 2004, 03:59am by Michael David Smith
Why do quarterbacks throw into double coverage? Which quarterback has the most flawless passing motion? And which players really deserve to be called great? Answers to those questions are found in a new book by former Giants quarterback Phil Simms.