Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Dec 2004, 12:37pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Philly's Run D

Trying to figure out Jim Johnson's defense? It's Tricky. But another Christmas without Hollis is gonna make opposing NFC teams say "Hit It, Run." Now the Eagles have 30 Days to solve their Run D problems, or My Adidas are gonna walk through doors and roam all over Lincoln Financial Field's floor. Michael David Smith takes a closer look at the one place where the otherwise dominant Eagles Be Illin'. It's Like That, and that's the way it is.

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14 Dec 2004, 09:37pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 14, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. This week, a long extended commentary on the whole "quarterback should only be judged by winning" controversy that just won't go away, and why you should take Carolina's top five defense with a grain of salt.

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13 Dec 2004, 05:52pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Playoffs? Playoffs?

Much to Jim Mora, Sr.'s chagrin, somebody has to fill the final playoff spots in the NFC. Russell Levine has his take on the field in this week's edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie. Plus, thoughts on Mike Tice, the coaching carousel, and that British guy that once called an NFL game.

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11 Dec 2004, 06:21pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Teams Seek to Emerge from Mediocrity

Three game previews from Friday's edition of the New York Sun, including Rams-Panthers, Bucs-Chargers, and Jaguars-Bears. Plus, as an added bonus, Tuesday's Sun column on this year's dramatic number of teams that have gone from 1-4 (or worse) to playoff contention.

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10 Dec 2004, 04:01pm by admin

Homage to Dr. Z Power Rankings

Here they are, the results of our Homage to Dr. Z contest. You, the Football Outsiders readers, produced this truly Z-worthy tribute to the great Paul Zimmerman and his weekly power rankings.

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10 Dec 2004, 12:55pm by Aaron Schatz

VOA Mailbag

It’s another edition of our mailbag, where Aaron answers your questions related to VOA and other statistics from Football Outsiders. How can Houston and New Orleans look so inconsistent and yet rate as being so consistent? Which teams are the best in the red zone? What's the best team to ever be outscored on the season? Should you rest your starters before the playoffs? Plus, just when you thought it was safe to watch kickoffs, Martin Grammatica returns! It's all part of a suspiciously Colts-oriented mailbag.

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10 Dec 2004, 12:55pm by Aaron Schatz

VOA Mailbag

It’s another edition of our mailbag, where Aaron answers your questions related to VOA and other statistics from Football Outsiders. How can Houston and New Orleans look so inconsistent and yet rate as being so consistent? Which teams are the best in the red zone? What's the best team to ever be outscored on the season? Should you rest your starters before the playoffs? Plus, just when you thought it was safe to watch kickoffs, Martin Grammatica returns! It's all part of a suspiciously Colts-oriented mailbag.

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09 Dec 2004, 12:45pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: The Kids Are Alright

Al and Vivek are here a day early, talking about the new batch of running backs that are using the second half of this season to make their marks. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, and a Loser League Contest Update, and a two-sport edition of the Keep Choppin' Wood Award. This is also the place for fantasy football questions and discussion for this weekend's games.

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08 Dec 2004, 11:40am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Unsung Steelers

Can you be the best team in the league if you don't have any stars? Absolutely. We discuss how the Steelers might be in the process of doing just that in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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07 Dec 2004, 04:47pm by Mike Tanier

Skin of the Teeth: The Worst Playoff Teams Ever

The term "playoff race" is a bit of a misnomer when every team in the NFC seems to be running away from the playoffs. We could have two 8-8 teams in the playoffs this season, maybe even a 7-9 team. Michael Tanier looks at the worst teams to ever make the postseason, and what the histories of those teams say about the feeble NFC playoff contenders of 2004.

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