Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Oct 2005, 10:16pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

Does DVOA consider injuries? If DVOA is supposed to adjust for schedule strength, why is a team with a hard schedule being penalized? Did Terrell Davis have the best rushing season in the history of advanced FO stats? It's all-DVOA, all the time, and almost all-Denver all the time in this mailbag that addresses the current power rankings and finally answers some of those questions readers had about 1998 and 1999. (Don't worry, we've got a little Jets and Cowboys action in here too.)

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48 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2005, 11:45pm by James

21 Oct 2005, 01:23pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Lucky Seven

Despite Hurricane Wilma forcing some postponements, Vinny and Russell offer up a lucky seven college picks this week -- lucky for you if you go the other way, that is. This is also the open thread to discuss college football all weekend long.

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85 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2005, 11:28am by Sid

20 Oct 2005, 07:07pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Best of the Bengals

How big is this week's Bengals-Steelers matchup? So big that it's one of the twenty most important games in Bengals history. Mike Tanier ranks the most significant games ever played by the orange-and-black: Super Bowls, freezer bowls, blood feuds with the Browns, and more.

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23 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2005, 4:38pm by Ralph

20 Oct 2005, 12:44pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Houston’s Offensive Line

We all know the Texans' offensive line is bad. But which of its players is the best and which is the worst? And is anyone else to blame for Houston's offensive offense? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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49 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 9:18pm by jaime fangio

20 Oct 2005, 01:23am by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Oasis or Mirage

Al and Vivek debut (at least for this year) their fantasy football reality check with the dorky name. Plus, we learned this week that life is good for Ricky Williams but worse than ever for Onterrio Smith.

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54 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2010, 3:03am by uggs outlet

19 Oct 2005, 11:22am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 7

When it comes to injuries, the magic number is two. Two big injuries in Dallas. Two offensive stars trying to return from injury in Pittsburgh. Two very vulnerable, circular body parts crushed between the legs of Randy Moss when he fell to the turf making a catch. Will Carroll also has thoughts on the Tedy Bruschi return in this week's Black and Blue Report.

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23 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2005, 5:47pm by rjh

18 Oct 2005, 04:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings through six weeks. New England and Philadelphia move down. Jacksonville, Dallas, and Miami move up. Miami? That's explained as part of the famous commentary for the math-o-phobic available at FOXSports.com. Also, the latest info on that hot series from DC Comics, Infinite Crisis: The 2005 Minnesota Vikings.

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210 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2005, 9:43pm by Bonnie Smith

18 Oct 2005, 03:05pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Falcons Survive Saints

Favorites won every game but the one in Pittsburgh this weekend, and since Tommy Maddox does not a satisfactory NFL quarterback make, Ned Macey takes a close look at the almost upset in San Antonio. Mike Vick was up to his 2004 ways, spraying passes and getting bailed out by his teammates. The Saints managed to keep the game close thanks to a running game that somehow survived the loss of Deuce McAllister.

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70 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2005, 6:14pm by Jason

17 Oct 2005, 08:37pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Weis-guy

The theme of the weekend was questionable officiating -- the end of the USC game, the end of the Saints game, playoff baseball had it in spades. Russell looks at the way coaches deal with it. He can't help but give proper respect to Charlie Weis for the work he's doing in South Bend. Get in line, Russ, Weis is the king of Irish town.

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64 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2005, 10:22am by Richard

16 Oct 2005, 01:19am by admin

FO Mailbag

In this week's mailbag: Why do the FOXSports.com power rankings look different from the standard DVOA ratings? Shouldn't DVOA variance be listed separately for offense and defense? Could a college star grant himself free agency by just not declaring for the draft? How are compensatory draft picks assigned? Plus, the Football Outsiders Complete Non-Sequitur Hate Mail of the Week.

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35 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2005, 10:30am by B