Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Jan 2005, 07:55pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Flag Frenzy

If the wild card weekend proved anything, it was that the NFL's officials are still emphasizing the illegal contact rules for defensive backs. Will that be bad news for the Patriots against Peyton Manning and the Colts? Russell weighs in with his thoughts, predictions on all four divisional games, and the weekly Mike Martz Award.

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10 Jan 2005, 03:44am by Michael David Smith

Book Review: Big Play

It's funny, it's unconventional, and it's thorough. Allen Barra's Big Play is exactly the kind of book Football Outsiders readers should love.

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07 Jan 2005, 06:30pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Wild Card Preview

This week will mark the fourth time in thirteen months that the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts have faced off. Denver's 2-1, but do they have any chance of making that 3-1? And what chances do the fading Jets have against the surging Chargers? For want of a rotator cuff, the season may be lost. With help from Michael David Smith's tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the AFC wild card contests.

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07 Jan 2005, 06:30pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Wild Card Preview

This week will mark the fourth time in thirteen months that the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts have faced off. Denver's 2-1, but do they have any chance of making that 3-1? And what chances do the fading Jets have against the surging Chargers? For want of a rotator cuff, the season may be lost. With help from Michael David Smith's tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the AFC wild card contests.

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07 Jan 2005, 02:53pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Wild Card Preview

St. Louis may be the worst team to ever make the postseason. Seattle has crumbled since the Rams shocked them in Week 5. Minnesota can't play on grass. Green Bay can't stop opposing quarterbacks. Welcome to the wonderfully mediocre world of the NFC playoffs. With help from Michael David Smith's tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the NFC wild card contests. Plus, a special bonus, a new cartoon. Warning: Mikes Under Pressure!

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07 Jan 2005, 02:53pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Wild Card Preview

St. Louis may be the worst team to ever make the postseason. Seattle has crumbled since the Rams shocked them in Week 5. Minnesota can't play on grass. Green Bay can't stop opposing quarterbacks. Welcome to the wonderfully mediocre world of the NFC playoffs. With help from Michael David Smith's tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the NFC wild card contests. Plus, a special bonus, a new cartoon. Warning: Mikes Under Pressure!

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07 Jan 2005, 01:09pm by Russell Levine

Junkie Special: USC Dynasty in Full Bloom

In this special edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie reprinted from Thursday's New York Sun, Russell examines the budding dyansty at USC in the wake of the Trojans' destruction of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, and also looks into the question "Did the BCS have the right matchup?"

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07 Jan 2005, 04:31am by Guest

How Play Selection Affects Touchdown Percentage

Some people say that you have to run the ball to win in the NFL. Others say that you score with the pass. Jason McKinley believes the answer is one or the other, and sometimes both. It all depends on which team you examine. This guest column introduces a new metric that measures how often a team scores when it runs compared to when it throws the ball, and gives a closer analysis of this season's 12 playoff contenders.

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06 Jan 2005, 11:10pm by Al Bogdan

Loser League Second Half Report

Here are the results of the Football Outsiders Loser League Contest for the second half of the season. Find out which FO reader is the best at spotting failure in a league full of greatness and learn who were the first and second team All-Losers for the second half of 2004. Plus, we unveil the All-Loser team for the full 2004 season and name a Loser League MVP.

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05 Jan 2005, 02:21am by admin

2005 Playoff Fantasy Draft and Roundtable

For the second straight year, the Outsiders staff gets together to talk about the playoffs and put on our own playoff fantasy draft. How early should you take a tight end? Can the Colts actually win twice on the road to make the Super Bowl? Why is Seattle-St. Louis the only first round game that most of us think could go either way? Plus, special guest Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus takes part in the draft and gives his insight on the major playoff-impacting injuries from T.O. to Big Ben.

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