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11 Oct 2005, 06:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 6 DVOA Ratings

Dallas and Seattle move up, Philadelphia and Denver drop, and Cincinnati narrowly remains number one despite a loss. Here are the latest DVOA ratings, with ... Wait a minute, did you say Denver dropped? Didn't they win their fourth straight game? What the hell? All is explained in my infamous commentary for the math-o-phobic featured on FOXSports.com.

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86 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2005, 12:59am by "Andrew"

11 Oct 2005, 06:00pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Cowboys over Eagles

Everybody expected Philadelphia to be laughably better than the rest of the NFC East. Guess who's laughing now? (Hint: They wear stars on their helmets.) Ned Macey finds out what the 33-10 Dallas victory tells us about a resurgent passing game and the collapse of Philly's special teams.

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31 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 6:23am by Anthony Brancato

10 Oct 2005, 09:57pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Jets Juice

The football viewing was a little different for Russell this weekend, as he took the opportunity to see his favorite NFL team, the Buccaneers, play in person. Along the way, he spent some quality pregame time with the Wayne Chrebet fan club, learned of the recuperative properties of Jets Juice, and ate from Big Sal's grill at a rolling Jets tailgate party. Take a trip to Gang Green country along with Confessions of a Football Junkie.

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8 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2005, 8:35pm by NF

07 Oct 2005, 06:24pm by admin

FO Mailbag

What happens if a player refuses to sign his qualifying offer? Why don't teams have an objective way to measure quarterback arm strength? Do DVOA ratings include home field advantage? All this and a few extra vowels this week in the Football Outsiders mailbag.

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51 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2007, 6:21pm by Karl Berthold

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