Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Oct 2005, 08:39am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Alex Barron -- A Star is Born

It's every young offensive lineman's worst nightmare: He's put in the starting lineup and has to start his career against a Hall of Famer. But the Rams' Alex Barron didn't just hold his own, he dominated against the Giants' Michael Strahan. Read about it in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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17 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2005, 4:30pm by Billy D

05 Oct 2005, 07:24pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: The Second Quarter

We hate to tell you, but the season is 25% over. (So sue us, we don't feel like dividing by 17.) Al Bogdan and Vivek Ramgopal use the occasion to revisit their preseason playoff picks. They also have a big Loser League update, since we know you've been dying for one, plus the usual fantasy football advice and best bets. Use this thread throughout the week for fantasy football discussion.

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05 Oct 2005, 01:12pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 5

In the NFL, everyone wants to be a warrior and play through the pain. But an injured player is a less productive player, and small injuries often lead to larger injuries. Will Carroll addresses a number of players who are taking the field in less than perfect shape, including Cadillac Williams, Michael Vick, Daunte Culpepper, Rudi Johnson, and the Seattle wide receivers.

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31 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 6:41pm by Carl

04 Oct 2005, 11:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 5 DVOA Ratings

The Giants are up, the Bills are down, and with a big win, Atlanta's rating finally matches its record. Here are the latest DVOA ratings, with commentary for the math-o-phobic featured on FOXSports.com.

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71 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 10:22pm by Jon

04 Oct 2005, 11:48am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Chargers over Patriots

Thank goodness Green Bay didn't pull off the comeback; Ned Macey couldn't write another Any Given Sunday about the Panthers. Instead he tackles the injury-riddled Super Bowl champion Patriots' first home loss since the Pottsville Maroons' last championship.

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61 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 12:40pm by Sue Ellen

03 Oct 2005, 06:15pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: How Much Is Too Much?

If you watched as much football as Russell Levine, you'd get annoyed at instant replay too. In this edition of Confessions, he takes the college game to task for their games which take too long, and he gives everybody the business for a weekend of replay challenges with a lower success rate than DeShaun Foster's. (Ok, that was a cheap shot -- but at whom?) Plus the usual Russell features, like the Mike Martz award and his latest BlogPoll.

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59 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2005, 7:04pm by B

03 Oct 2005, 12:51am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

FO catches up on mail related to both PFP 2005 and articles on our site. What do Eli Manning's similarity scores look like now that he's had some good games? Do DVOA ratings say that the 2001 Chicago Bears were a fluke? DVOA on third down fluctuates from year to year, but does it fluctuate during the season? Plus, Ben Alamar answers your questions regarding the statistical methodology behind the preseason projections.

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23 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2005, 1:19am by Todd Treichel

01 Oct 2005, 03:32pm by admin

Game Previews: SD-NE and PHI-KC

In the NFL schedule lottery this year, no division drew a shorter stick than the AFC West, where each team will face both defending conference champions before the season is done. Aaron Schatz highlights two of those matchups in the return of FO's New York Sun game previews. Plus a bonus article: Michael David Smith on Indianapolis defensive line coach John Teerlinck.

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16 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2005, 11:36am by MDS

30 Sep 2005, 04:16pm by Bill Moore

Nine-Tenths of the Law

Nuts to those who say we at Football Outsiders don't even watch the games. Bill Moore, the impromptu impresario of the Football Outsiders game charting project, takes a look at the play of Jets cornerback Ty Law through the first three games to see if he's everything he's cracked up to be -- or, at least, 90% of everything he was before his foot was cracked.

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33 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2005, 5:34pm by Led

30 Sep 2005, 11:32am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Uncoordinated in Houston

Chris Palmer is out as the Texans' offensive coordinator; Joe Pendry is in. Mike Tanier examines the coaching change in Houston: what led to Palmer's dismissal, how the Texans' offense will be different, and what challenges Pendry faces as he tries to make adjustments on the fly.

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16 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2005, 3:53pm by Carl