21 Feb 2006, 05:59pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders presents its third annual awards, voted on by you the readers. Shaun Alexander as MVP? Shawne Merriman as Rookie of the Year? Football Outsiders readers would like to respectfully disagree. Plus, read about your choices for the most overrated and underrated players in the NFL, and the award that you'll only find here at FO: the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.
168 comments, Last at 24 Mar 2006, 7:39pm by cinfan
20 Feb 2006, 03:46pm by Mike Tanier
Two teams court T.O., Al Davis seeks swagger, ex-assistants fire off at Marty Schottenheimer, Herm Edwards and Gunther Cunningham talk turkey, A.J. Smith and Drew Brees play chicken, and Ty Law and Jason Whitlock drink Grey Goose. Mike Tanier brings you all of this, plus all of the Heimerdinger you can handle.
58 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2006, 4:24am by Ryan
16 Feb 2006, 01:08pm by Michael David Smith
The team everyone thought would stink was good. The other three teams all have new coaches. The NFC North surprised everyone in 2005, and we explore some of the early story lines for 2006 in the latest installment of Four Downs.
131 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2006, 12:43pm by Steve
14 Feb 2006, 09:43am by P. Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson takes some time off from his round-the-clock revelry in the Steelers' championship to break down the AFC North's free agency picture.
109 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2006, 6:30pm by tinselburn
10 Feb 2006, 05:44pm by Al Bogdan
The first Four Downs of 2006 is a free agency forecast of the NFC East. Would you believe the Eagles have lots of cap space, and the Redskins have almost none? The more things change...
98 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2006, 12:51am by Jimi
09 Feb 2006, 11:30am by Michael David Smith
By the letter of the rules, Sean Locklear did, in fact, commit holding when he was flagged for a controversial penalty that negated Seattle's last, best chance to take the lead in Super Bowl XL. So does that mean the NFL and its officials are off the hook? Not at all. An examination of every passing play of the game shows that if the officials missed 22 holding violations by offensive tackles during the Super Bowl. Find out more in the season's final installment of Every Play Counts.
369 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 4:27pm by dave
08 Feb 2006, 05:08pm by scramble
Will Shaun Alexander say goodbye to Seafttle? Will Antwaan Randle El say goodbye to Pittsburgh? Will everybody left from Super Bowl XXXV say goodbye to Baltimore? One thing is for sure: Al Bogdan and Vivek Ramgopal say goodbye to Scramble for the Ball with this look at 2006 free agents.
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06 Feb 2006, 12:08pm by admin
Worst ... Super Bowl officiating ... ever.
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03 Feb 2006, 01:54am by Aaron Schatz
The Seahawks have the league's most balanced offensive attack. The Steelers have demolished three top offenses in three straight games with a swarming, tenacious defense. Which of these standout units can overcome the other to win Super Bowl XL? Actually, the answer is probably "neither." The biggest variable in this game is Pittsburgh's turnaround converting third downs vs. the Seattle secondary. Our DVOA-packed preview of Super Bowl XL is available on FOXSports.com, along with Mike Tanier's Super Bowl XL Rundown and Michael David Smith's look at key matchups. This thread is for discussion of all three.
208 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2006, 12:11pm by JMM
02 Feb 2006, 05:30pm by Bill Moore
Other than tackles, interceptions, and sacks, there are very few publicly available stats to measure the quality of individual defensive players. That's why this year, Football Outsiders began a project to chart games and get more data to improve our analysis of defense. Bill Moore takes a look at this unofficial data to draw some conclusions about the Pittsburgh and Seattle secondaries -- some of which may surprise you.
75 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2006, 4:30pm by DGL