16 Nov 2004, 02:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 10, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. New England takes the top spot back from Philadelphia with a slightly more dominant domination of a division foe. In his commentary, Aaron explores the issue of "clutch play." Does DVOA misjudge teams that play better late in close games? Why is Pittsburgh ranked fifth in "estimated wins" even though most writers say they are the best team in the NFL? And how did we end up with such a horrible slate of games this week?
15 Nov 2004, 07:56pm by Russell Levine
This weekend's Jets and Giants debacles had Russell Levine recalling the dark days of the mid-1990s, when a steady diet of New York football on TV almost drove him away from the NFL. He also answers the question, "Is Kurt Warner suffering from PTBD?" and takes a look at state of sportsmanship in the BCS era of college football.
15 Nov 2004, 03:59am by Michael David Smith
Why do quarterbacks throw into double coverage? Which quarterback has the most flawless passing motion? And which players really deserve to be called great? Answers to those questions are found in a new book by former Giants quarterback Phil Simms.
12 Nov 2004, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz
Can anybody keep the Eagles out of the Super Bowl? Why are our preseason picks of Green Bay and Tampa Bay looking better now than they were a month ago? 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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12 Nov 2004, 12:15pm by scramble
Al and Vivek take a look at the quarterback controversies beginning to brew around the league and make one up of their own. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, suggestions for Part II of our Loser League Contest, and, the award that's been smooth since the days of Underoos, the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.
Michigan State players arrested for making homemade bombs. Maurice Clarett accuses Ohio State of being a latter-day SMU. Is it any wonder that Michigan grads Vinny and Russell were smiling this week? Seventh Day Adventure (America's foremost college football column that guarantees Saved by the Bell references) is back with the weekend preview/college open thread.
10 Nov 2004, 12:02pm by Michael David Smith
Why didn't the Browns double-team Ray Lewis on Sunday night? Because they know he's gone from the best defensive player in the league to just another solid player on the league's best defense. We discuss the man who now plays second fiddle to Ed Reed in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
After 9 weeks, one Loser stands above all. Find out which team takes the title in the inaugural Football Outsiders Loser League Contest, and which NFL player gets the coveted title of Loser League MVP. Plus, Patrick runs down the best losers of Weeks 1-9 and some losers to look out for when you pick your team for Loser League Contest Part II. Signups last through Saturday, November 13.
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09 Nov 2004, 12:38pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 9, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. Aaron explains why, despite consecutive victories over New England and Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Steelers are still ranked third. He also has some thoughts on the Colts and Vikings from last night's Monday Night Football contest.
08 Nov 2004, 05:54pm by Russell Levine
By now, you've probably seen 100 replays of Terrell Owens trying to get in Donovan's ear on the Philadelphia sideline Sunday. Is there trouble in paradise? Russell Levine doesn't think so. Plus, Russell's take on the Patriots, the Buccaneers, the weekly Mike Martz award, and a full breakdown of the BCS outlook.