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29 Nov 2004, 06:58pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Wake Up!

Are you an East Coast sports fan struggling to stay awake through late-night games? Russell Levine feels your pain. Plus, a feel-good story in Oakland, some bad tidings in Dallas, and the always-amusing BCS update. Well, amusing unless you are a Boston College or Texas fan.

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28 Nov 2004, 08:42pm by Aaron Schatz

2000 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

These ratings have been listed as "coming soon" longer than the next album by Guns 'n' Roses, but today we finally continue our look back at previous seasons through the lens of DVOA. In 2000, two teams dominated the DVOA ratings, but they didn't meet in the Super Bowl -- because they were both in the same division. Plus, revisit the horribly messed up 2000 Buffalo Bills, the team that may have simultaneously demonstrated the worst special teams and the worst coaching decision in NFL history.

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27 Nov 2004, 01:31am by Aaron Schatz

NFC Contenders Look to Clarify Playoff Picture

We know the Eagles and Falcons are in, but who else in the NFC will stand up and claim a playoff spot? In this article from Friday's edition of the New York Sun, Aaron looks at what the Giants, Seahawks, and Vikings have to do in order to take another step towards the postseason this Sunday.

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25 Nov 2004, 01:15pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: I Missed the Bus

Al and Vivek are back to talk about the relative greatness of Jerome Bettis and all of the quarterback changes we saw in Week 11. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, and the new and improved Keep Choppin' Wood Award. This is also the place for fantasy football questions and discussion.

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25 Nov 2004, 01:01pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Holiday Feast

Think all the college football rivalry games were last week? Think again! Texas A&M no longer lights a big bonfire to prepare for its game with Texas, so instead they'll try to burn down the BCS. This week also brings us the Egg Bowl, the Backyard Brawl, and whatever they call Virginia-Virginia Tech (The Virgin Bowl?). Vinny and Russell have the details on all the college action as well as a thread to discuss college football all weekend long.

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24 Nov 2004, 11:51am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Mike Wahle

He goes 6-6, 307. He went to Navy. He wouldn't fit too well in a submarine, but he fits perfectly in the Green Bay Packers' blocking scheme. He's guard Mike Wahle, the subject of this week's Every Play Counts.

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23 Nov 2004, 02:29pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 11, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. This week the Big Three become the Big Four as the Indianapolis Colts make their case as a top Super Bowl contender. Do they have the defense to do it? And just how amazing was Edgerrin James' day in Chicago? Plus, Buffalo is special, Arizona is not, and Kansas City annoys me in more ways than one.

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23 Nov 2004, 12:12am 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. This week: Is Brett Favre better when the Packers are losing, or when they are winning? Why are the Lions ranked so much higher in our offensive rankings than in the NFL's rankings? And is there any way we could measure how well teams defense short passes compared to long passes?

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22 Nov 2004, 06:53pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Save Michael Vick

We all know Michael Vick is fleet afoot, but is his NFL brilliance fleeting? Russell Levine examines Vick's efforts in Sunday's win over the Giants and offers some suggestions on self-preservation. Plus, an update on how things stand in the always wacky world of the BCS.

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19 Nov 2004, 01:35pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Midseason Review

Eight teams in the AFC are 6-3 or better. Only six can make the playoffs. Who is in, who is out, and can anyone keep the Patriots and Steelers out of the AFC Championship Game? Aaron analyzes the first half of the season in the NFC through the Football Outsiders lens and predicts which teams will improve and decline with the brand new Midseason DVOA Projection System.

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