09 Jan 2008, 11:18am by Michael David Smith
One player stood out above all others in the Chargers' wild card weekend win over the Titans, and it was not the first player you'd expect. Linebacker Shaun Phillips had a big game, a game we examine in this week's Every Play Counts.
19 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2008, 7:37am by lobolafcadio
08 Jan 2008, 04:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are weighted DVOA ratings, updated through the wild card round. Seven of the eight best teams according to these ratings are still in the postseason, with the Giants way, way down below -- even though their win over Tampa Bay had the best single-game DVOA of the weekend.
117 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2008, 9:28pm by Matt Saracen - QB1 - Dillon Panthers
08 Jan 2008, 11:39am by Ned Macey
The way to beat the Giants is to stop the run, take away the deep pass, and make Eli Manning beat you with precise throws, right? The Bucs tried that but were thwarted by Manning, who was exceptionally accurate. Meanwhile, a fierce pass rush and a banged-up Joey Galloway combined to shut down the Tampa Bay offense.
38 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2008, 12:59am by Douglas Nix
07 Jan 2008, 02:09pm by Brian Fremeau and Russell Levine
SDA has the BCS National Championship covered from every angle. Orson Swindle of EDSBS, Brian Cook of MGoBlog, and Bruce Feldman of ESPN offer their thoughts on the SDA Podcast, while Brian Fremeau provides the written preview. This also serves as the discussion thread for the game.
175 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2008, 7:02pm by DD Ohio
07 Jan 2008, 06:40am by Doug Farrar
Jack Del Rio and Mike Tomlin compete for the Keep Choppin' Wood award, while the Titans found out what happens when you ask your defense to win the entire game alone. A stunned populace must now consider the possible reclamation of A Man Called Norv.
175 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2008, 4:53pm by Jonathan
06 Jan 2008, 11:15pm by Doug Farrar
FO takes on the Wild Card games, one conference at a time. Were the Giants this good all along, or were the Bucs this bad? Can anybody block the Seattle defensive line? And when will networks finally stop playing grunge music when going to commercial during Seahawks games?
81 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2008, 10:51pm by Chris
05 Jan 2008, 05:16pm by Aaron Schatz
The Sunday games are not as close as the Saturday games, but that doesn't mean an upset isn't possible. The Giants will get in Jeff Garcia's face and hope Eli Manning's big game against New England is no fluke, while the Titans hope they can beat the well-rounded Chargers with nothing but defense and the power of Bironas.
25 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2008, 9:48pm by Chris
04 Jan 2008, 07:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Time for those legendary, stat-packed Football Outsiders playoff previews, complete with funky, team color-coordinated week-to-week DVOA graphs. First, we tackle Washington at Seattle and Jacksonville at Pittsburgh.
68 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2008, 6:02pm by Boss Hog
04 Jan 2008, 04:31pm by Bill Barnwell
In a followup to last year's article on what wins in the playoffs, Bill Barnwell reveals which top contender might not have what it takes to compete in the 2007 postseason. Prepare for a shock.
128 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2008, 1:43pm by Eric P
04 Jan 2008, 12:51pm by Will Carroll
Vince Young's quad, Najeh Davenport's ankle... Who will fill you in with the latest info on these important playoff injuries? We will! Football Outsiders is proud to bring Will Carroll's Black and Blue Report back to its original home for a special postseason run.
35 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2008, 5:05pm by Carlos