Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Dec 2005, 06:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 17 DVOA Ratings

Here are the latest DVOA ratings through Week 16, with Seattle, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Kansas City all getting hot just in time for the playoffs. Too bad the Chiefs won't actually be there. Commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com here. Wed noon: Incorrect values on original tables are now fixed.

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265 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 5:20pm by putnamp

27 Dec 2005, 01:58pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bills over Bengals

Playing to stay in the hunt for a first-round bye, the Bengals fell at home to the lowly Bills. Ned Macey investigates the long-term future of the Bills quarterback situation and the short-term future for the Bengals in the playoffs. Neither looks too bright.

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26 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 8:24pm by Ryan Mc

27 Dec 2005, 09:38am by Russell Levine

BCS Isn't Perfect, but It'll Have to Do

The BCS is a case of "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." Face it, college football fans, we're not getting a playoff anytime soon. In the meantime, the BCS isn't the miserable failure that it's portrayed to be. So says Russell Levine in this week's edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie.

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60 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2006, 9:25pm by Rich

25 Dec 2005, 01:47pm by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 16

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

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123 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2005, 8:52pm by thad

24 Dec 2005, 01:38am by admin

Game Previews: DAL-CAR, ATL-TB

Aaron Schatz previews two big Saturday clashes between NFC playoff contenders, and Michael David Smith looks at a history of great San Diego offenses -- and bad defenses.

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17 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2005, 2:25pm by Smeghead

23 Dec 2005, 02:32pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Longest Christmas

Christmas may be one of the shortest days of the year, but the longest game in NFL history was played on December 25, 1971. Mike Tanier looks back on one of the most thrilling games ever played.

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12 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2007, 5:30pm by mark slaughter

23 Dec 2005, 03:12am by

Seventh Day Adventure Bowl Spectacular Part I

"It's the Most Wonderful Week of the Year" as Vinny and Russell offer their picks for the early bowl season in this week's edition of Seventh Day Adventure. What other jingles do the boys have on their minds? And most importantly, who will cover in the MPC Computers Bowl?

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49 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2005, 11:56pm by Rocco

22 Dec 2005, 12:43pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Osi Umenyiora and Willie Roaf

It was a battle for the ages on Saturday as an up-and-coming young defensive end, Osi Umenyiora, did battle against an experienced veteran offensive tackle, Willie Roaf. Find out who won in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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20 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2005, 2:08am by JasonK

21 Dec 2005, 03:01pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Skins Going Hog Wild

Al and Vivek, like everybody else this time of year, are looking ahead to the playoffs, breaking down the Wild Card races in both conferences. They're also looking to the current fantasy playoffs and the imminent conclusion of the ever-exciting Loser League race. As always, this is the thread for fantasy discussion for the week.

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39 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2005, 11:25pm by Beige Tangerine

21 Dec 2005, 01:23pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 16

With the perfect season gone, the Colts focus on the playoffs, and that means getting their players healthy -- a lot of players. Will Carroll has details on that plus other important players still trying to get into the postseason, including Marco Rivera, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Chris Simms. Plus, the Jaguars admit that Byron Leftwich may be back next week, as first reported here.

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27 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2005, 6:34pm by Dave