Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Nov 2005, 11:07pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Long Division

The creation of the 12-team superconferences, with their divisional formats and conference championship games, was supposed to transform college football. But one look at this Saturday's schedule, with ho-hum title games in the ACC and Big 12, makes one wonder whether the desired effect is being achieved. Plus, the weekly John L. Smith Trophy and the updated BlogPoll ballot.

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35 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2005, 5:24pm by Richie

28 Nov 2005, 11:07am by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 12

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

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69 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2005, 8:30pm by Sid

25 Nov 2005, 06:17pm by admin

FO Mailbag

This week in the mailbag: How good are the Bears? Were there any pre-season indicators that the Eagles would collapse? Do we count game-winning field goals in Drive Success Rate? Does the "draw the defense offsides on fourth-and-short" strategy ever work? Plus, a question about consistency in Indianapolis leads to the first 2005 appearance of that FO favorite, the week-to-week DVOA graph.

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40 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2005, 11:57am by doyle

25 Nov 2005, 12:57pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Zero-Point Energy

Shutouts aren't like regular wins and losses: the victor gains a confidence boost, while the loser is sent reeling. Or so you'd think. On the heels of a two-shutout Sunday, Mike Tanier looks back at six years of shutouts and learns that teams can bounce back from even the most embarrassing routs.

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9 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 12:44pm by Ryan Mc

24 Nov 2005, 11:39am by

Seventh Day Adventure: Turkey Bowl

Vin and Russell offer some college picks for the holiday weekend, incluing grudge matches in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia. Plus, is there a rivalry game with a cooler name than the "Egg Bowl?" Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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42 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2005, 12:27am by young curmudgeon

24 Nov 2005, 02:33am by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: ATL-DET, DEN-DAL

Atlanta tries to right its season against the struggling Lions, while two of this season's best teams meet up in Big D. Here are the Thanksgiving game previews which appeared in the New York Sun.

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29 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2005, 7:10pm by Born a Bronco Fan/Die a Bronco Fan

23 Nov 2005, 12:09pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 12

Concussions are a problem. A medical problem, yes, but a cultural problem as well, as football players risk further damage by trying to tough it out after serious head injuries. Will Carroll looks at a number of these situations from last week, examines injuries to Antonio Gates, Jeremy Shockey, and Zach Thomas, and updates us on the Monday night status of some important Steelers.

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29 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 9:55pm by zlionsfan

23 Nov 2005, 11:39am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Northern Exposure

This week's topics include the NFC North race and Charlie Frye vs. Johan Santana, plus a definitive answer to the question of whether Nathan Vasher's 108-yard return really went 108 yards. This is also your home on Football Outsiders for fantasy football discussion and whimsical comic strips.

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25 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 3:48am by Lions fan

22 Nov 2005, 07:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Colts, Schmolts. With eight different teams showing extreme schedule strength adjustments, it's time to take DVOA into the shop for a tune-up. The result is more accurate, both in past years and in 2005. It also moves Indianapolis up to ... second in the FOXSports.com power rankings. Denver readers of FO, your time is now. This week, enjoy commentary for the math-lovin' right here as well as the usual the commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com.

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117 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2005, 7:43pm by RBELL

22 Nov 2005, 01:12pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bears over Panthers

Call this one a pundit upset. FO regulars have been quicker to catch on to the Bears as a pretty good team and the Panthers as a pretty mediocre one. But it gives Ned Macey the opportunity to break down the stellar Chicago defense and the struggling Carolina offense. And call him crazy, but he doesn't care for Kyle Orton.

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57 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2005, 4:14pm by squintsp