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27 Jan 2005, 04:35pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: All the Things We Said

The Pats and Eagles may be off this week, but Al and Vivek are not. It's time to take the wayback machine all the way back to last summer so we can re-examine the FO preseason predictions and make fun of all the dumb things we said. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, the Keep Choppin' Wood Award, and a FO Fantasy Playoff update.

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27 Jan 2005, 01:30am by Mike Tanier

Adaptation, or Surviving Super Bowl Hype

We told Michael Tanier that we would add him to the official Football Outsiders staff if he could come up with a unique angle on this year's big game. Can one solitary Eagles fan make it through two weeks of non-stop Super Bowl hype without either going insane or getting nominated for the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay?

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25 Jan 2005, 07:14pm by Michael David Smith

17 Plays that Explain the Eagles

Which plays from Sunday's NFC Championship best illustrate the strengths of the Philadelphia Eagles? Which plays will show the Patriots something they think they can exploit? Find out in this week's edition of Every Play Counts.

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24 Jan 2005, 11:58pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Eye on the Eagles

You've heard a lot about Bill Belichick, but do you know that the other team in this year's Super Bowl also has a coach? According to Russell Levine, the NFC Championship proves that more than one skilled strategist is guiding a team into Jacksonville. Plus, what do the Falcons need to do to improve, a Martz Award cop-out, and plenty of T.O. ankle talk that will make Rodney Harrison think you don't give his ankles enough respect.

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21 Jan 2005, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Conference Championship Preview

Very simple: The two best, most balanced teams in football this year, and only one gets to go to the Super Bowl. With help from Michael David Smith's tape analysis, added notes from resident Steelers fan Ryan Wilson, and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the AFC conference championship.

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21 Jan 2005, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Conference Championship Preview

Very simple: The two best, most balanced teams in football this year, and only one gets to go to the Super Bowl. With help from Michael David Smith's tape analysis, added notes from resident Steelers fan Ryan Wilson, and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the AFC conference championship.

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21 Jan 2005, 01:26pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Conference Championship Preview

Philadelphia dominated the NFC all season. Last week they showed that they can still score points without Terrell Owens in the lineup. Now the only eight feet stand between the Eagles and a long-awaited trip to the Super Bowl: the two feet of Michael Vick, the two feet of Warrick Dunn, the two feet of T.J. Duckett, and the two feet of snow that might be falling on Philadelphia Saturday night. With help from Michael David Smith’s tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the NFC conference championship.

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21 Jan 2005, 01:26pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Conference Championship Preview

Philadelphia dominated the NFC all season. Last week they showed that they can still score points without Terrell Owens in the lineup. Now the only eight feet stand between the Eagles and a long-awaited trip to the Super Bowl: the two feet of Michael Vick, the two feet of Warrick Dunn, the two feet of T.J. Duckett, and the two feet of snow that might be falling on Philadelphia Saturday night. With help from Michael David Smith’s tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the NFC conference championship.

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21 Jan 2005, 11:07am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: The 2004 All Keep Choppin' Wood Team

You wanted the best, now here's the rest. Al and Vivek are here with a look at the players that hurt their teams the most this season. They also take a final look at the conference semifinals and make their Best Bets on the upcoming conference championships. Also: an update on the Football Outsiders Playoff Fantasy League, including the reader "best of the rest" contest, and Jason Beattie's cartoon has the secret to how Peyton Manning can finally beat the Patriots.

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19 Jan 2005, 12:30pm by Ned Macey

How Much Should Rookie Quarterbacks Play?

Three first round quarterbacks will be leading their teams this weekend in the conference finals. Ben Roethlisberger was forced into action immediately, Donovan McNabb took over his team at midseason, and Michael Vick didn't take over for good until his second year. Which is the best way to develop a rookie passer? Ned Macey takes a comprehensive look at every quarterback drafted between 1993 and 2002, and offers some conclusions.

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