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20 Jan 2006, 10:09pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Championship Previews

The NFL's final four features a quartet of strong teams, and each has at least a one in five chance of winning the Super Bowl. It's the slight gradations in that last one chance in five that determine who should be favored in this weekend's contests. You'll find all the DVOA analysis you know and love over on FOXSports.com, previewing both Pittsburgh at Denver and Carolina at Seattle. Discussion is here, along with extra analysis of Denver's run defense and the 2003 Panthers vs. the 2005 Panthers.

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26 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2006, 4:05pm by charles

19 Jan 2006, 11:06am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Lofa Tatupu

You know about Seattle's running back, quarterback and offensive line. But what made the Seahawks improve from a mediocre team last year to a title contender this year? The answer is the run defense. Read about the most important addition to that defense in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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44 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 1:53pm by Dr. No

18 Jan 2006, 11:00pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Zebra Season

Usually at Football Outsiders, our take is very different from the conventional wisdom. But not today, as Al and Vivek line up to take shots at this weekend's officiating. Plus Best Bets, an update on FO's playoff fantasy teams, and the most obvious Keep Choppin' Award winner of all time.

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109 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2006, 6:31pm by Dan Riley

17 Jan 2006, 08:45pm by Aaron Schatz

Playoff Power Rankings II

This year, we’re keeping track of DVOA into the playoffs as we continue to produce power rankings for FOXSports.com. Here’s a look at 19 weeks worth of play-by-play, plus DVOA for each game in the second round of the playoffs. You'll find further commentary here at FOXSports.com.

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121 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2006, 6:26pm by mike

17 Jan 2006, 12:46pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Steelers over Colts

The media had been informed, including Football Outsiders. The referees had certainly been informed. Somebody forgot to tell the Steelers that the Colts were this year's Super Bowl winners. And, unfortunately for the Colts, someone also forgot to tell their offensive line.

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107 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2006, 3:33pm by Loyatulla

16 Jan 2006, 12:10pm by admin

Audibles at the Line: Divisional Round

A look into the minds of the FO staff, with a few notes from our regular roundtable weekend e-mails.

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212 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2006, 2:34pm by Rich Conley

13 Jan 2006, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Second Round Preview

Blah blah blah respect blah blah terrible towel blah blah blah Ed McCaffrey Spicy Mustard blah blah blah no huddle offense blah blah. Blah blah our numbers and tape analysis by Michael David Smith, Aaron Schatz previews the second round of the AFC blah blah.

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127 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2006, 1:58am by thad

13 Jan 2006, 01:54pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Second Round Preview

Saturday, Washington hopes to continue its hot streak against the Seahawks, but can the Redskins keep enough of their players out of the trainer's room? Sunday, Chicago and Carolina meet up in the first NFL playoff game in history where the over-under is an imaginary number. With the help of our numbers and tape analysis by Michael David Smith, Aaron Schatz previews the second round of the NFC playoffs. And sorry about the server issues. It's like an old television, if you kick it a couple times it will turn on again for a while.

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65 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2006, 10:20am by posy

13 Jan 2006, 01:42am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Seattle Five

Offensive linemen, even great ones, often toil in anonymity. Mike Tanier profiles the five starters on the Seahawks offensive line, learning how five disparate personalities combine to form one of the best blocking fronts in the NFL.

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32 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 3:50pm by Xao

12 Jan 2006, 03:02pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: 2005 All-Keep Choppin' Wood Team

Al and Vivek unveil their 2005 All-KCW team. It's got an All-Pro, "the best back in the NFL," and a Super Bowl champion. And a lot of linemen who committed a lot of penalties. Also a playoff fantasy update and Best Bets for the Divisional round.

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79 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2006, 12:23am by CaffeineMan