31 Dec 2007, 06:58pm by Aaron Schatz
The top 10 teams in the final regular-season DVOA ratings all make the playoffs, including the top six teams in the AFC. The 16-0 Patriots set all kinds of DVOA records, with the best total and offensive DVOA ever recorded, while the Tennessee defense ranks first and 59th at the same time.
142 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2008, 12:15pm by Eric P
31 Dec 2007, 01:18pm by Brian Fremeau and Russell Levine
Brian Fremeau joins Russell for another combined effort at previewing the college bowls. This edition covers everything except the BCS championship game, and you can use this thread for discussion of all the bowl games as they are being played.
177 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2008, 2:13am by DolFan 316
31 Dec 2007, 12:14pm by Doug Farrar
Topics for the final Audibles of the regular season: Washington's hot streak, how to fix the New Orleans defense, the entertainment effects of the "scrubs- first" personnel strategy, the unquestioned hit of the season, and which coaches are going to feel like Darrell Reid ran into them over the next few days.
98 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2008, 6:12pm by jimm
30 Dec 2007, 01:30pm by Doug Farrar
After all the controversy, the backlash against the backlash, the media crush, and a season full of teams who played them increasingly closely, the New England Patriots beat the New York Giants on Saturday night to run their regular-season record to 16-0. Congratulations to the Patriots, and a salute to the Giants, who played a great game in defeat.
273 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2008, 4:13am by Ken Pierce
28 Dec 2007, 03:56pm by Mike Tanier
Looking for surprises? Look elsewhere. The third annual Too Deep Zone All-Rookie Team has all the names you expect: Peterson, Ugoh, Willis, Edwards, Okoye. But Mike Tanier does have a few tricks up his sleeve, including a snub for a Pro Bowl kicker. Find out who made the cut this year.
84 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2008, 10:40pm by Chris
27 Dec 2007, 12:18pm by Ben Riley
This week, Warren Sapp leads a meltdown in Jacksonville, Philip Rivers impersonates Warren Sapp in Denver, and Herman Edwards explains Brodie Croyle's aura. Seriously. All this, plus Wade Phillips' daughter talks about stripping in public!
52 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2008, 2:03am by Sid
26 Dec 2007, 05:34pm by Bill Barnwell
Bill has nostalgia for an age yet to come, when his fantasy leagues stop playing their championships in Week 17. He looks back at some great performances from otherwise-forgotten folk in this week's Scramble. Plus: You know Warren Sapp can't help it, he just can't help it.
23 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2007, 3:44pm by Sid
25 Dec 2007, 03:20pm by Aaron Schatz
The Patriots stay on top, but could the second-best team in football right now really be the Jacksonville Jaguars? Plus: Green Bay tumbles, the 49ers climb out of the gutters of history, and defensive parity gets even stronger. NOTE: Both DVOA Premium and Loser League are now updated through Week 16.
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25 Dec 2007, 01:25pm by Ned Macey
The Vikings won five straight games by pounding the rock and stopping the run. What happens when the other team loads the box against Adrian Peterson and decides to throw the ball against their defensive backs in man coverage? Answer: A loss, and very likely a January tee time.
39 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2007, 8:28pm by Pat
24 Dec 2007, 12:08pm by Doug Farrar
"Win and you're in" should be good motivation, but in Week 16 the teams playing out the string rose up and fought back. Also: John DiGiorgio enters the realm of FO favorites, Shaun Alexander experiences the sensation of actual blocking, and Warren Sapp just flat-out loses his mind.
175 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2007, 6:25pm by Wanker79