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29 Sep 2004, 04:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Mike Vanderjagt: Flush with an Ace Kicker

Indianapolis has the best kicker in the league, right? Nope. In this article reprinted from the New York Sun, Aaron explains why David Akers, not Mike Vanderjagt, sets the gold standard for kickers.

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29 Sep 2004, 10:16am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Randy Moss

Remember the brouhaha that erupted when the media realized that Randy Moss didn't try to block on running plays? That has simmered down, but has Moss's blocking improved? We discuss that in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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28 Sep 2004, 01:15pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 3 VOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 3, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. Aaron explains why the 2004 Jaguars are superior to the 2003 Panthers, exposes the shocking truth about the Kansas City defense, and laments for his injury-riddled Super Bowl pick. Plus, the top ten passing performances of 2000-2004 according to Football Outsiders, topped by Peyton Manning's vivisection of the Green Bay Packers.

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27 Sep 2004, 12:30pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Anatomy of a Road Trip

Get the jersey out, pack the face paint and put on your drinking shoes -- it's time for a college football road trip. Russell Levine attempts to provide some color commentary from his weekend in Ann Arbor, including such factoids as how you know you're in a college bar and why Michigan crowds are the quietest six-figure gatherings in sports. Plus Russell actually has a bad word to say about his TiVo.

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24 Sep 2004, 11:25am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Ouch!

In Week 2, every single NFL player broke something. In fact, some of them broke two things. Or three things, counting Deion Sanders' ego. All these injuries get addressed in this week's Scramble for the Ball, along with some questions in the fantasy mailbag and the return of the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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Seventh Day Adventure: Engineering the Picks

Is an engineering degree a help or a hinderence when assembling a Weber Grill? Could Lou Holtz actually be involved in a feel-good story? And how do the Michigan boys feel about the Alma Mater against Iowa on the eve of a big road trip? Seventh Day Adventure has those answers and more as Vinny Gauri and Russell Levine make their college picks. This is also your open thread to discuss college football all weekend.

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22 Sep 2004, 10:46am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Kellen Winslow

He suffered a serious injury on the next-to-last play of the game, but Kellen Winslow still has a bright future ahead of him. So says Michael David Smith in the latest edition of Every Play Counts.

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21 Sep 2004, 01:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 2 VOA Ratings

The first VOA ratings of the year are here, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the mathematically impaired. Learn which 2-0 team is ranked 26th, which team Aaron has given up on already, and how your team rates after two games. Plus, some notes on why DeShaun Foster is still overrated, and Running Back Batting Average no more!

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21 Sep 2004, 01:07am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Florida Relief Fund

In the latest edition of Confessions of a Football Junkie, Russell Levine reviews all the weekend action and considers the fate of Florida's three NFL teams.

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20 Sep 2004, 02:52pm by Aaron Schatz

2001 DVOA Mailbag

Last week's publication of 2001 DVOA ratings for the first time brought up a lot of questions, and a lot of argument about the 2001 Patriots. Here's a response to some of those questions. Were the Patriots a "legit" champion? Why do the Jets rate so high? Was there anything in 2001 to predict Kurt Warner's downfall? And what's up with the strange last few seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars?

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