Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Dec 2005, 01:22pm by

Black and Blue Report: Week 14

With Will Carroll busy covering the baseball winter meetings for BP, original FO writer Pat Laverty steps in to explain ACL injuries, Ben Roethlisberger's thumb, and what the heck a "stinger" is.

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24 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 11:44am by admin

06 Dec 2005, 06:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

This week, the top five in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings stay the same, with Seattle shooting up to number six. Extended commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com includes a quiz that should shed some light on this year's wacky strength of schedule situation and a long discussion of the Green Bay Packers, unluckiest team of all time. Full DVOA numbers and discussion lies herein.

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257 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2005, 9:46pm by Bencoder

06 Dec 2005, 03:10pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bengals over Steelers

The Bengals are better than the Steelers. DVOA has known that for weeks. Even so, they lost to the Steelers in Week 7, so they were the underdogs until they proved otherwise. Ned Macey looks at how Cincinnati has improved in the last six weeks and how Pittsburgh is, well, still Pittsburgh.

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23 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 8:22pm by J

05 Dec 2005, 10:03am by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 13

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

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113 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2005, 10:53pm by Sid

04 Dec 2005, 12:58am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

Is Drew Bledsoe a Hall of Famer? Is LT an ED-like exception to the laws of running back fatigue? Why are the Rams always rated so low? We explore those questions, revisit the history of FO anti-Seattle bias, and figure out how to keep up with the Joneses -- all in this week's FO Mailbag.

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63 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2007, 12:02am by Ken Roberts

03 Dec 2005, 12:43am by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: CIN-PIT, DEN-KC

With seven AFC teams at 7-4 or better, a division title is the only way to guarantee a playoff spot, so rivalry rematches mean added pressure on head coaches to avoid the mistakes they made the first time around. The Bengals seek to copy the Colts and stop the Pittsburgh running game; The Chiefs must solve a Denver offense that gained more than twice as many rushing yards as any other Kansas City opponent this year.

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22 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2005, 5:37pm by Dan

02 Dec 2005, 03:13pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Short Receptions

Are quarterbacks pumping up their stats with lots of three-yard completions? Mike Tanier takes all of the "weenie throws" out of the equation and discovers which teams and quarterbacks are completing lots of passes but getting nowhere fast.

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02 Dec 2005, 03:24am by Aaron Schatz

FO on FOX: Guts and Stomps

What defines a champion? Are the greatest teams the ones which stomp on the league's bad teams, or the ones that gut out close, clutch victories against their best opponents? Is your record against winning teams really more important than your record against losing teams? Actually, no.

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78 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2006, 9:33pm by Dan Babbitt

01 Dec 2005, 09:56pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Championship Week

There's one more weekend of college football's regular season before the Bowls begin, and Vinny and Russell have it covered, with observations and picks for all the key games.

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113 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 5:28pm by Trogdor

01 Dec 2005, 11:04am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: New Monsters of the Midway

Which players are responsible for the Bears' defense that has dominated the NFC? Michael David Smith looks at a few names you've heard and one you probably haven't in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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