Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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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05 Jan 2005, 01:40am by Michael David Smith

The 2004 Every Play Counts All-Pro Team

He saw every team play this season, and closely watched the subtle aspects of football that other writers ignore. Now Michael David Smith announces the first annual Every Play Counts All-Pro team. You can guess the quarterback. But who's been this year's top defensive tackle? What about inside linebackers? And does anyone from that rookie receiver crop deserve to be considered All-Pro?

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04 Jan 2005, 02:13am by Aaron Schatz

Final 2004 Team Efficiency Ratings

New England ranks as the top team of 2004 according to the final Football Outsiders DVOA ratings, by the slimmest of margins over both Pittsburgh and Indianapolis. What about the Philadelphia Eagles, who led these ratings for much of the season but have set an NFL record for most apathetic performance over two straight losses? In his weekly commentary, Aaron explores the idea that the Eagles began to fall apart before they sat their starters in Week 16.

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