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26 Oct 2004, 01:42pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 7, although without Aaron’s usual commentary for the math-o-phobic (he's a bit under the weather). Lots of turnover this week as the teams ranked three through seven last week all lost, and many unexpected teams won.

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25 Oct 2004, 04:06pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Gad-Zooks

As our resident college football expert, Russell Levine provides some analysis of the Ron Zook firing at Florida. Will Steve Spurrier return? How many coaches will be able to parlay the Florida opening into a huge raise? Plus, how to know when you've been watching to much sports on TV, and molecular genetics majors unite!

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24 Oct 2004, 09:45pm by

2004 Strategy Revisited, Weeks 1-6

Each week at footballcommentary.com, William Krasker reviews the major coaching decisions of the week through the eyes of his Dynamic Programming Model. Today he revisits the most interesting of those decisions for Football Outsiders, reconsidering them and addressing comments made in the discussion of his articles on Extra Points. Included: Quentin Griffin's fumble in Week 2, San Francisco's punt from the St. Louis 30-yard line in Week 4, and Seattle's clock management in Week 5.

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23 Oct 2004, 01:47am by Aaron Schatz

Game Preview: NYJ-NE / KC-SD Switch Special Teams

Two articles for the price of none. First, this week brings us the first meeting of two undefeated teams with at least five wins apiece since 1973 and hardly anybody in either Boston or New York has paid attention. Aaron tells you what to look for in this game using our innovative Football Outsiders metrics. Second, a year ago everyone was talking about Dante Hall. Now the numbers say Kansas City has the worst special teams unit in the league. Why special teams have contributed to the fall of the Chiefs and the rise of their division rivals in San Diego. Both articles originally appeared in the New York Sun.

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23 Oct 2004, 01:47am by Aaron Schatz

Game Preview: NYJ-NE / KC-SD Switch Special Teams

Two articles for the price of none. First, this week brings us the first meeting of two undefeated teams with at least five wins apiece since 1973 and hardly anybody in either Boston or New York has paid attention. Aaron tells you what to look for in this game using our innovative Football Outsiders metrics. Second, a year ago everyone was talking about Dante Hall. Now the numbers say Kansas City has the worst special teams unit in the league. Why special teams have contributed to the fall of the Chiefs and the rise of their division rivals in San Diego. Both articles originally appeared in the New York Sun.

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22 Oct 2004, 12:38pm by Al Bogdan

Scramble for the Ball: One Hand Clapping

Al's flying solo this week as Vivek is recovering from the Yankee collapse down in Florida. Today's column revisits favorite Scramble topics of the past, with a look at the current Super Bowl odds compared to Super Bowl odds back in February and a check of the remaining teams in the Scramble Survivor league. Plus Best Bets, a technical difficulties edition of the Scramble Mailbag, and the internationally renowned Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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21 Oct 2004, 10:48pm by Aaron Schatz

VOA Mailbag

It's another edition of our mailbag, where Aaron answers your questions related to VOA and other statistics from Football Outsiders. This week: What the heck happened to the Green Bay defense, a further explanation of special teams, and a look at the historic ineptitude of the Miami offense. Plus, could it be better for the defense to decline most five-yard penalties?

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21 Oct 2004, 10:48pm by Aaron Schatz

VOA Mailbag

It's another edition of our mailbag, where Aaron answers your questions related to VOA and other statistics from Football Outsiders. This week: What the heck happened to the Green Bay defense, a further explanation of special teams, and a look at the historic ineptitude of the Miami offense. Plus, could it be better for the defense to decline most five-yard penalties?

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21 Oct 2004, 03:47pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Susan Returns

Susan Levine again joins the Seventh Day Adventure team to see if she can once more out-prognosticate her husband, Russell, in picking the weekend's biggest college games. Beating her husband was one thing, but this week Susan is gunning for Vinny Gauri as well. This is also the open thread for discussing all of this weekend's college games.

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20 Oct 2004, 06:15pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Washington's Offensive Line

The famous Hogs were the anchor of Joe Gibbs' championship teams in Washington, and Gibbs has brought offensive line coach Joe Bugel back to the NFL with him. Michael David Smith looks at every play in this week's Washington-Chicago game and says that, for one week at least, the current Redskins line lived up swine standards.

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