28 Sep 2007, 12:12pm by Mike Tanier
The Bengals defense bounced back from a 51-point debacle against the Browns with a good-but-not-great performance against the Seahawks. What went wrong against Cleveland that went right against Seattle? And what problems will haunt the Bengals defense for the rest of the season? Mike Tanier unspools the game tape to find out.
30 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2007, 11:56am by Podge
27 Sep 2007, 11:17pm by Russell Levine
Russell and podcast guest Dave Lewin discuss the Lewin Career Forecast, and break down the week's biggest college games, including an examination of three teams with a history of late-season meltdowns that are opening eyes after hot starts. Plus, this is the college open thread.
161 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2007, 12:31pm by DMP
27 Sep 2007, 10:13am by Ben Riley
This week, we explore what prompted Mike Gundy to lose his mind last Saturday, celebrate Lovie Smith for regaining control of his, and ponder whether Cedric Benson is going to make Lovie lose it all over again. Also, when you get to the Antonio Pierce quote, make sure to play the ninth track from the "Patton" soundtrack to get the full effect.
91 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2007, 10:53am by Independent George
26 Sep 2007, 04:06pm by Bill Barnwell
Was last week's offensive explosion the greatest week for fantasy football in the DVOA era? Bill looks at this, revisits the half that saved the Giants' season and cautions against watching Derek Anderson next week pretty much anywhere but in Germany. Meanwhile, Jason Beattie asks a celebrity panel what's wrong in the Superdome, and we welcome a new addition to the Scramble family.
53 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2007, 9:19am by Dash
26 Sep 2007, 09:45am by Michael David Smith
What's going on with the Saints? Why was last season's best story this season's biggest disappointment? We try to find out in this week's Every Play Counts, and we discover that the problems begin up front.
32 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2007, 12:31pm by Sophandros
25 Sep 2007, 02:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, remember when the projection system said that Tampa Bay would win the NFC South and New Orleans was a one-year wonder? Remember how we all assumed the numbers were incorrect? Whoops. Plus: Historic starts in New England, Pittsburgh, and Dallas.
166 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2007, 11:15am by podpeople
25 Sep 2007, 09:21am by Ned Macey
LaDainian Tomlinson still can't run the football, but is it possible his offensive line is what is holding him back? The Chargers can't defend a four- or five-receiver set, but is the problem Shawne Merriman? Plus, Brett Favre is just having fun again, and with the Packers running game, he'll have plenty of opportunities to prove he's a gunslinger.
57 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2007, 5:18pm by Jefe
24 Sep 2007, 07:09pm by Russell Levine
Maybe the Ole Miss fans have it right. Win or lose, good or bad, they tailgate, Southern style. Welcome to a world where football is accented by candelabras, seersucker, sundresses and high heels. Plus, more college football surprises, the JLS Trophy and Russell's updated BlogPoll ballot.
23 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2007, 10:34am by witless chum
24 Sep 2007, 10:22am by admin
Rex Grossman may have tested the limits once too often, Donovan McNabb eludes the Curse of the "halfro," Leslie Feist drives Aaron to distraction, the Rams' offense just falls apart, and Herm Edwards needs to turn on the Google.
320 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2007, 3:07pm by B
21 Sep 2007, 03:38pm by admin
If you're reading this, it's virtually guaranteed that you've played the Madden franchise video games at some point in your life. Die-hard Madden fans have already bought this year's version. If you are still on the fence, Bill Moore (Xbox 360) and Aaron Schatz (PS2) tell you what's right and wrong this year. For those already playing, we have some thoughts on tweaking player ratings to better fit what we've learned at Football Outsiders.
48 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2007, 12:54am by Corey