Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Nov 2005, 08:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

This week, the Colts break the system. How on earth is undefeated Indianapolis ranked seventh? And if they are ranked seventh, why are they on top? And why is this actually Houston's fault? And what does this have to do with the 1991 UNLV Runnin' Rebels? Here are our innovative DVOA ratings, and the usual commentary for the math-o-phobic is found here on FOXSports.com.

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317 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2005, 10:09pm by R.J.

15 Nov 2005, 02:27pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Packers over Falcons

Did you know that Atlanta has players besides Michael Vick? Unfortunately for them, too many of the ones who play defense are not good. They let Samwise Gamgee ... er, Samkon Gado run all over them. Ned Macey investigates this hero from the Shire, as well as some mysterious bad luck for the Falcons. Who ever could have predicted that? As always, watch for orcs and trolls.

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80 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2005, 1:01pm by Sid

14 Nov 2005, 10:37pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Passion Heads South

The SEC probably won't produce this year's college football national champion, not after Alabama's loss to LSU. But Russell Levine says the conference still leads the nation in fan passion and support, something that was never more evident than during Saturday's three key games. Plus the latest BlogPoll ballot and more.

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28 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2005, 7:20pm by Chris I.

14 Nov 2005, 03:36pm by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 10

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

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105 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2005, 5:17am by Jeff F

14 Nov 2005, 12:58pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

Are third downs so important in DVOA that teams are punished for getting ten yards in just one or two downs? Are this year's best teams as good as last year's best teams? What's the best way to grade defensive backs for a simulation game? Plus: who the heck is reading this website, anyway?

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30 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2005, 6:49pm by Bright Blue Shorts

12 Nov 2005, 02:36pm by Aaron Schatz

FO on FOX: Midseason Projections

The midseason projection system says the big surprise team of the second half will be ... um, actually, this year it seems there won't be a surprise team in the second half. But we've got a look at trends in the first half and what that says about close playoff races in the next few weeks. Carolina fans, at least, will be pleased. (Note: actual DVOA projections added 6pm EST.)

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87 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:35pm by brandon treat

12 Nov 2005, 10:53am by admin

Game Previews: MIA-NE, GB-ATL, CAR-NYJ

This week's game previews feature New England beginning the easy half of its schedule with a divisional matchup against Miami and Atlanta playing Green Bay in a game that looks like a mismatch in the standings but might not be. Plus, Michael David Smith on Steve Smith (no relation), the best little man in the NFL.

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11 Nov 2005, 07:58pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Form 1040

How did Russell manage to not make a single dollar despite going 5-2 in his picks and spending last Saturday in Las Vegas? In this week's Seventh Day Adventure, Vinny uncovers Russell's scheme to make the entire trip tax deductable, plus discussion of all the top college games this weekend.

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63 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 11:09pm by Michael David Smith

11 Nov 2005, 11:32am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Goal-Line Gambles

Dick Vermeil rolled the dice at the one-yard line last week and won. Marty Schottenheimer opted to play it safe at the goal line; he won, too, but his critics howled. This week, Mike Tanier examines both Larry Johnson's heroic touchdown and the facts behind the Chargers' fourth quarter woes this season.

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37 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2005, 2:07pm by Nelphonious of Pennefielde

10 Nov 2005, 12:38pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Nick Saban's Front Seven

Before the season, we heard that Nick Saban's defensive schemes would make a big difference in Miami. But a close examination of the Dolphins' game against the Falcons indicates that execution is more important than gameplan. Take a look in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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57 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 12:15pm by CaffeineMan