Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Dec 2005, 09:10pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

The ratings get shuffled after a week of upsets and near-upsets, as the Raiders plunge, the Vikings rise, and the Seahawks move back into the top five. Lots of good stuff in the infamous commentary for the math-o-phobic found here on FOXSports.com including a list of the best and worst games of the year according to DVOA.

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181 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2005, 3:01pm by DGL

13 Dec 2005, 11:23am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Dolphins over Chargers

With the Chargers finishing the year against Miami, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Denver, everybody knew they would lose again. Just nobody thought it would be to the Dolphins. Ned Macey looks at how it happened and finds a banged up LT, a strengthened Miami defense, and the Chargers in need of help from a member of the Rat Pack to save their fading playoff hopes.

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65 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2005, 9:54pm by nump

12 Dec 2005, 11:38pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Money Talks, Coach Walks

Colorado fired head coach Gary Barnett last week, paying the embattled coach $3 million to leave. The school's decision to fire Barnett now, after several embarassing losses, and not two years ago, after an embarrasssing recruiting scandal, says a lot about where priorities lie in big-time college football.

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60 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 10:14pm by Wyatt Davis

12 Dec 2005, 11:05am by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 14

A look into the minds of the FO staff, with a few notes from our regular roundtable Sunday e-mails.

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119 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2005, 9:15pm by Dave Coon

10 Dec 2005, 06:55pm by admin

FO Mailbag

Who coined the term "red zone?" Which 2005 team could make the list of the biggest Pythagorean overachievers in NFL history? Is Gregg Williams responsible for Washington's inability to recover fumbles? Should Houston take Reggie Bush with the first pick? We answer those questions and take a week-to-week look at the top four teams in the AFC in this week's mailbag.

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73 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2005, 1:29pm by Mr Shush

10 Dec 2005, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: CHI-PIT, KC-DAL

Chicago and Pittsburgh are twins, built around running and defense, but they are going in opposite directions. Dallas and Kansas City are mirror images, as our sixth-ranked offense takes on our sixth-ranked defense and our 14th-ranked offense takes on our 14th-ranked defense. Three teams on the playoff bubble and the season's biggest surprise in this week's game previews from the New York Sun.

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24 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2005, 10:57am by Shock

09 Dec 2005, 04:42pm by Michael David Smith

Giants Try "East Coast" Offense

For the last two decades, many NFL teams have attempted to emulate the West Coast Offense, the short-passing system pioneered in San Francisco by Bill Walsh. But as Michael David Smith points out in this article from Thursday's New York Sun, Giants offensive coordinator John Hufnagel thinks a little differently.

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69 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 11:04am by Dave

09 Dec 2005, 10:46am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Short Runs

The Panthers and Cardinals are taking the phrase "three yards and a cloud of dust" too literally; they are in danger of averaging just three yards per carry for the season. Mike Tanier takes a look at the lowest rushing averages of recent history. Plus, quarterback self-passes and the ultimate college football argument settler.

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72 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 11:29am by Tarrant

08 Dec 2005, 09:56am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: David Garrard

With Byron Leftwich out, David Garrard will be under center for Jacksonville during the stretch run and perhaps into the playoffs. Is he up to the task? We discuss in this week's Every Play Counts.

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37 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2005, 7:04pm by Lions fan

07 Dec 2005, 04:45pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Fuzzy Logic

No matter how much analysis of the statistics and breakdown of the game tape we do, we self-proclaimed NFL pundits are still caught off-guard by the unexpected in the NFL. This week, Al and Vivek look at some of the unexpected things that happened in Week 13. As always, this is also the place for discussion of fantasy football and Christmas coaching comics.

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75 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 5:56am by NF