Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Oct 2005, 10:24am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: 5th-and-40

You have to cover a lot of ground when you drop into The Zone. This week, Mike Tanier tackles some third-and-forever situations, sets the record straight about the Steelers clock malfunction, reminisces about some major officiating blunders, and visits (figuratively) some Seattle strip clubs.

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44 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 11:39pm by Det. John Kimble

06 Oct 2005, 11:51pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Warning!

The Surgeon General has advised that following the handicapping advice of Vinny and Russell for this weekend's college football games can be hazardous to your health. Four out of five dentists surveyed agree that these picks likely stink. But don't let that stop you from offering your own predictions, claiming after the fact that you did much better, and using this as the open thread to discuss college games all weekend long.

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106 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2005, 11:31am by Sid

06 Oct 2005, 02:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Washington Bandwagon Headed for a Crash

Is Washington a fraud? If the statement is "Washington is 3-0 and has a shot at the playoffs," the answer is no. If the statement is "Washington has been one of the NFL's best teams so far in 2005," the answer is yes. Aaron Schatz goes inside the history of teams that start with three close wins, and shows that even the best unit in Washington isn't playing as well as people think.

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195 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 9:53am by Mykhael

06 Oct 2005, 08:39am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Alex Barron -- A Star is Born

It's every young offensive lineman's worst nightmare: He's put in the starting lineup and has to start his career against a Hall of Famer. But the Rams' Alex Barron didn't just hold his own, he dominated against the Giants' Michael Strahan. Read about it in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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17 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2005, 4:30pm by Billy D

05 Oct 2005, 07:24pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: The Second Quarter

We hate to tell you, but the season is 25% over. (So sue us, we don't feel like dividing by 17.) Al Bogdan and Vivek Ramgopal use the occasion to revisit their preseason playoff picks. They also have a big Loser League update, since we know you've been dying for one, plus the usual fantasy football advice and best bets. Use this thread throughout the week for fantasy football discussion.

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05 Oct 2005, 01:12pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 5

In the NFL, everyone wants to be a warrior and play through the pain. But an injured player is a less productive player, and small injuries often lead to larger injuries. Will Carroll addresses a number of players who are taking the field in less than perfect shape, including Cadillac Williams, Michael Vick, Daunte Culpepper, Rudi Johnson, and the Seattle wide receivers.

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31 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 6:41pm by Carl

04 Oct 2005, 11:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 5 DVOA Ratings

The Giants are up, the Bills are down, and with a big win, Atlanta's rating finally matches its record. Here are the latest DVOA ratings, with commentary for the math-o-phobic featured on FOXSports.com.

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71 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 10:22pm by Jon

04 Oct 2005, 11:48am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Chargers over Patriots

Thank goodness Green Bay didn't pull off the comeback; Ned Macey couldn't write another Any Given Sunday about the Panthers. Instead he tackles the injury-riddled Super Bowl champion Patriots' first home loss since the Pottsville Maroons' last championship.

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61 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 12:40pm by Sue Ellen

03 Oct 2005, 06:15pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: How Much Is Too Much?

If you watched as much football as Russell Levine, you'd get annoyed at instant replay too. In this edition of Confessions, he takes the college game to task for their games which take too long, and he gives everybody the business for a weekend of replay challenges with a lower success rate than DeShaun Foster's. (Ok, that was a cheap shot -- but at whom?) Plus the usual Russell features, like the Mike Martz award and his latest BlogPoll.

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59 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2005, 7:04pm by B

03 Oct 2005, 12:51am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

FO catches up on mail related to both PFP 2005 and articles on our site. What do Eli Manning's similarity scores look like now that he's had some good games? Do DVOA ratings say that the 2001 Chicago Bears were a fluke? DVOA on third down fluctuates from year to year, but does it fluctuate during the season? Plus, Ben Alamar answers your questions regarding the statistical methodology behind the preseason projections.

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23 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2005, 1:19am by Todd Treichel