Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Nov 2005, 12:09pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 12

Concussions are a problem. A medical problem, yes, but a cultural problem as well, as football players risk further damage by trying to tough it out after serious head injuries. Will Carroll looks at a number of these situations from last week, examines injuries to Antonio Gates, Jeremy Shockey, and Zach Thomas, and updates us on the Monday night status of some important Steelers.

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29 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 9:55pm by zlionsfan

23 Nov 2005, 11:39am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Northern Exposure

This week's topics include the NFC North race and Charlie Frye vs. Johan Santana, plus a definitive answer to the question of whether Nathan Vasher's 108-yard return really went 108 yards. This is also your home on Football Outsiders for fantasy football discussion and whimsical comic strips.

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25 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 3:48am by Lions fan

22 Nov 2005, 07:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Colts, Schmolts. With eight different teams showing extreme schedule strength adjustments, it's time to take DVOA into the shop for a tune-up. The result is more accurate, both in past years and in 2005. It also moves Indianapolis up to ... second in the FOXSports.com power rankings. Denver readers of FO, your time is now. This week, enjoy commentary for the math-lovin' right here as well as the usual the commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com.

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117 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2005, 7:43pm by RBELL

22 Nov 2005, 01:12pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bears over Panthers

Call this one a pundit upset. FO regulars have been quicker to catch on to the Bears as a pretty good team and the Panthers as a pretty mediocre one. But it gives Ned Macey the opportunity to break down the stellar Chicago defense and the struggling Carolina offense. And call him crazy, but he doesn't care for Kyle Orton.

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57 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2005, 4:14pm by squintsp

21 Nov 2005, 09:16pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: City on a Hill

Fresno State coach Pat Hill would never call Saturday night's epic loss to USC a moral victory, but the Bulldogs' performance may have done more to bolster the program than any of Hill's wins over BCS-league schools. Plus, the weekly John L. Smith Trophy and the updated BlogPoll ballot.

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37 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2005, 10:51am by Sophandros

21 Nov 2005, 01:34pm by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 11

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

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99 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 4:21pm by Adam Connelly

19 Nov 2005, 01:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: TB-ATL, IND-CIN

This weekend's two highlighted games share two things in common. First, both games have extra implications for postseason tiebreakers. Second, all four teams have built their records on easy schedules, and feel they have something to prove.

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25 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2005, 10:50pm by ChicagoScott

18 Nov 2005, 07:55pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

In this week's mail: The most frequent questions about the Indianapolis schedule anomaly answered, discussion of the Denver secondary, another look at Eli Manning similarity scores, and a list of the worst special teams games of all time.

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46 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2005, 2:06pm by Jeff

18 Nov 2005, 11:14am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Raw Recruits

Bill Parcells doesn't trust rookies, and he rarely gushes when praising a young player. But this year's Cowboys draft class has Parcells throwing caution to the wind and (nearly) invoking names like Lawrence Taylor. Mike Tanier profiles the best crop of rookies in the league.

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23 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2005, 2:00am by Tim L

17 Nov 2005, 03:12pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Rivalry Week

It's rivalry week in college football and you know what that means -- time for Vinny and Russell to roll out their "expertise" on the Apple Cup matchup of 3-7 Washington State vs. 2-8 Washington -- plus picks on the games people actually care about. Will they be bold enough to guarantee an Ohio State win by both picking Michigan?

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81 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2005, 2:21am by Erasmus