02 Nov 2004, 03:46pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 8, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. This week's discussion topics include the Patriots loss and their upcoming opponents in St. Louis -- by far our lowest-ranked winning team. Plus, what upcoming schedules have to say about which teams are going to make the AFC playoffs.
02 Nov 2004, 02:54am by Aaron Schatz
Finally, the long-awaited explanation of changes in our special teams metrics, including a discussion of the effect of weather and altitude on special teams and tons of lists of the best and worst special teams units of the season so far.
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01 Nov 2004, 04:13pm by Russell Levine
Russell Levine takes a closer look at the weekend's big college upsets and explains why his alma mater left him with sympathy for Red Sox fans. Plus, is Bill Belichick secretly happy that the Patriots lost?
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30 Oct 2004, 01:03am by Aaron Schatz
This week, two games analyzed FO-style in an article from Friday's New York Sun. Week 8 brings us two major matchups of a top AFC team against a top NFC team, where the strength of one team balances the strength of the other: The Baltimore defense against the Philadelphia offense, and the Denver running game against the Atlanta front seven. Plus, extra bonus insight from two Football Outsiders readers, one a Falcons fan and one a Broncos backer.
29 Oct 2004, 11:23am by scramble
Al and Vivek talk about the NFL's television policies and wonder why anyone in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania would care about the Ravens. If you've always wanted to read the blackout policy to understand how messed up it is, this is your chance. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, Ron Dayne Sucks, and the critically acclaimed Keep Choppin' Wood award. This is also the official fantasy football discussion thread for Football Outsiders. Post your start/bench questions here.
28 Oct 2004, 04:17pm by admin
Did you expect Terrell Owens to have such a dramatic effect on the Philadelphia offense? You shouldn't have. It turns out that the improvement in Philadelphia is unprecendented when compared to other recent situations where a star receiver changed teams. And a closer look at Donovan McNabb's numbers shows that the improvement is almost entirely driven by Owens. Michael David Smith and Aaron Schatz investigate in an expanded version of an article previously available in the New York Sun.
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Michgian and Ohio State may have spurned SBC, but not Seventh Day Adventure writers Russell Levine and Vinny Gauri, who are back to pick the weekend's biggest college games. The competition gets even tougher this week, as Russell's entire family is getting into the act. This also serves as the college open thread to discuss all this weekend's NCAA action.
26 Oct 2004, 03:15pm by Michael David Smith
Why didn't Michael Strahan register any sacks on Sunday? What was the Lions' strategy for containing Strahan? And where does Strahan rank among the all-time greatest defensive ends? These questions are answered in the latest installment of Every Play Counts.
26 Oct 2004, 01:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 7, although without Aaronâ€™s usual commentary for the math-o-phobic (he's a bit under the weather). Lots of turnover this week as the teams ranked three through seven last week all lost, and many unexpected teams won.
25 Oct 2004, 04:06pm by Russell Levine
As our resident college football expert, Russell Levine provides some analysis of the Ron Zook firing at Florida. Will Steve Spurrier return? How many coaches will be able to parlay the Florida opening into a huge raise? Plus, how to know when you've been watching to much sports on TV, and molecular genetics majors unite!