07 Dec 2005, 04:45pm by scramble
No matter how much analysis of the statistics and breakdown of the game tape we do, we self-proclaimed NFL pundits are still caught off-guard by the unexpected in the NFL. This week, Al and Vivek look at some of the unexpected things that happened in Week 13. As always, this is also the place for discussion of fantasy football and Christmas coaching comics.
75 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 5:56am by NF
With Will Carroll busy covering the baseball winter meetings for BP, original FO writer Pat Laverty steps in to explain ACL injuries, Ben Roethlisberger's thumb, and what the heck a "stinger" is.
24 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 11:44am by admin
06 Dec 2005, 06:56pm by Aaron Schatz
This week, the top five in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings stay the same, with Seattle shooting up to number six. Extended commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com includes a quiz that should shed some light on this year's wacky strength of schedule situation and a long discussion of the Green Bay Packers, unluckiest team of all time. Full DVOA numbers and discussion lies herein.
257 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2005, 9:46pm by Bencoder
06 Dec 2005, 03:10pm by Ned Macey
The Bengals are better than the Steelers. DVOA has known that for weeks. Even so, they lost to the Steelers in Week 7, so they were the underdogs until they proved otherwise. Ned Macey looks at how Cincinnati has improved in the last six weeks and how Pittsburgh is, well, still Pittsburgh.
23 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 8:22pm by J
05 Dec 2005, 10:03am by admin
A look into the minds of the FO staff, with a few notes from our regular roundtable Sunday e-mails.
113 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2005, 10:53pm by Sid
04 Dec 2005, 12:58am by Aaron Schatz
Is Drew Bledsoe a Hall of Famer? Is LT an ED-like exception to the laws of running back fatigue? Why are the Rams always rated so low? We explore those questions, revisit the history of FO anti-Seattle bias, and figure out how to keep up with the Joneses -- all in this week's FO Mailbag.
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03 Dec 2005, 12:43am by Aaron Schatz
With seven AFC teams at 7-4 or better, a division title is the only way to guarantee a playoff spot, so rivalry rematches mean added pressure on head coaches to avoid the mistakes they made the first time around. The Bengals seek to copy the Colts and stop the Pittsburgh running game; The Chiefs must solve a Denver offense that gained more than twice as many rushing yards as any other Kansas City opponent this year.
22 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2005, 5:37pm by Dan
02 Dec 2005, 03:13pm by Mike Tanier
Are quarterbacks pumping up their stats with lots of three-yard completions? Mike Tanier takes all of the "weenie throws" out of the equation and discovers which teams and quarterbacks are completing lots of passes but getting nowhere fast.
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02 Dec 2005, 03:24am by Aaron Schatz
What defines a champion? Are the greatest teams the ones which stomp on the league's bad teams, or the ones that gut out close, clutch victories against their best opponents? Is your record against winning teams really more important than your record against losing teams? Actually, no.
78 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2006, 9:33pm by Dan Babbitt
There's one more weekend of college football's regular season before the Bowls begin, and Vinny and Russell have it covered, with observations and picks for all the key games.
113 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 5:28pm by Trogdor