Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Oct 2005, 04:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings through six weeks. New England and Philadelphia move down. Jacksonville, Dallas, and Miami move up. Miami? That's explained as part of the famous commentary for the math-o-phobic available at FOXSports.com. Also, the latest info on that hot series from DC Comics, Infinite Crisis: The 2005 Minnesota Vikings.

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210 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2005, 9:43pm by Bonnie Smith

18 Oct 2005, 03:05pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Falcons Survive Saints

Favorites won every game but the one in Pittsburgh this weekend, and since Tommy Maddox does not a satisfactory NFL quarterback make, Ned Macey takes a close look at the almost upset in San Antonio. Mike Vick was up to his 2004 ways, spraying passes and getting bailed out by his teammates. The Saints managed to keep the game close thanks to a running game that somehow survived the loss of Deuce McAllister.

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70 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2005, 6:14pm by Jason

17 Oct 2005, 08:37pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Weis-guy

The theme of the weekend was questionable officiating -- the end of the USC game, the end of the Saints game, playoff baseball had it in spades. Russell looks at the way coaches deal with it. He can't help but give proper respect to Charlie Weis for the work he's doing in South Bend. Get in line, Russ, Weis is the king of Irish town.

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64 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2005, 10:22am by Richard

16 Oct 2005, 01:19am by admin

FO Mailbag

In this week's mailbag: Why do the FOXSports.com power rankings look different from the standard DVOA ratings? Shouldn't DVOA variance be listed separately for offense and defense? Could a college star grant himself free agency by just not declaring for the draft? How are compensatory draft picks assigned? Plus, the Football Outsiders Complete Non-Sequitur Hate Mail of the Week.

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35 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2005, 10:30am by B

15 Oct 2005, 12:10am by admin

Game Previews: MIA-TB, NE-DEN, BAL-CLE

Two AFC East teams head on the road to take on two surprising 4-1 squads in these game previews from Friday's New York Sun. Plus, Michael David Smith looks at Trent Dilfer's return to Baltimore.

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29 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 11:34pm by thad

14 Oct 2005, 05:40pm by Guest

The Evolving Predictive Powers of DVOA

DVOA is emphatically not about gambling. But if it happens to work for gambling, who are we to keep that knowledge from you? Guest columnist Sean McCormick provides an eye-opening analysis of the success of DVOA when betting the line over the past two seasons.

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135 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 10:01pm by TBW

14 Oct 2005, 09:53am by

Seventh Day Adventure: Armageddon

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Vinny and Russell ever both picked the same team as their Fred Edelstein Lock of the Week? Hold on to your tin-foil hat, you're about to find out. Plus, use this as the open thread for discussion of all the weekend's biggest games, including USC-Notre Dame and Penn State-Michigan.

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150 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2006, 4:54am by Sid

13 Oct 2005, 10:11pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Breaking the Tackle Code

Bad defenses produce high tackle totals. Good defenses produce low tackle totals. Mike Tanier examines the inverse relationship between tackle totals and defensive quality and wrestles with the difficulty of creating meaningful statistics for defensive players.

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32 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:14pm by Gio Loz

13 Oct 2005, 10:44am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ballad of a Thin Man

You walk up to the line, with the football in your hands. We see you quickly tackled, and we say, "Who is that man?" We try so hard but we just don't understand why all your runs this year have blown. Because something is happening, and we don't know what it is, do we, Mr. Kevin Jones?

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27 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 12:33am by Sid

12 Oct 2005, 03:58pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Vinny and the Jets

If Vivek can't get a good football game soon, he might have to switch over to those Sunday afternoon informercials. An explanation -- and a gratuitous Hacksaw Jim Duggan mention -- lies within this week's edition of Scramble for the Ball. Plus, this year's rash of injuries explained in a new Jason Beattie cartoon.

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