Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Dec 2005, 09:56pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Championship Week

There's one more weekend of college football's regular season before the Bowls begin, and Vinny and Russell have it covered, with observations and picks for all the key games.

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113 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 5:28pm by Trogdor

01 Dec 2005, 11:04am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: New Monsters of the Midway

Which players are responsible for the Bears' defense that has dominated the NFC? Michael David Smith looks at a few names you've heard and one you probably haven't in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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34 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2005, 10:18pm by someone

30 Nov 2005, 03:52pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 13

Corey Dillon, Byron Leftwich, and Brandon Jones all appear in this week's Black and Blue Report. So does Hunter Smith. Is Indy's punter injured? No, we're talking about Indy's oft-ignored -- and very successful -- head athletic trainer.

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12 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2005, 12:34am by NYCowboy

30 Nov 2005, 01:01pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Playoff Smackdown

Whatchu Gonna Do When Al and Vivek's Playoff Predictions Run Wild on You? Our self-proclaimed tag team champions break down the chances for all the playoff contenders and make some predictions that range from the bold to the outrageous. Also inside: the 1972 Dolphins star in the latest Jason Beattie cartoon, "Indianapolis Intrigue."

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97 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2005, 3:20am by CaffeineMan

29 Nov 2005, 05:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

After two weeks in schedule adjustment purgatory, the Indianapolis Colts return to the top of this week's DVOA ratings, both in the season-long numbers and in the weighted numbers used for the FOXSports.com power rankings. Commentary for the math-o-phobic can be found on FOXSports.com, with numbers and discussion here.

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253 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2005, 1:23am by Dr. Evil

29 Nov 2005, 02:34pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Dolphins over Raiders

Remember when the addition of Randy Moss was going to make the Raiders one of the most feared offenses in football? Remember when somebody thought it was a good idea to sign Gus Frerotte to be their starting quarterback? Ned Macey finds an Oakland offense playing below expectations and a Miami team that may be one player away from being competitive.

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37 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2005, 5:52pm by Ryan Carney

28 Nov 2005, 11:07pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Long Division

The creation of the 12-team superconferences, with their divisional formats and conference championship games, was supposed to transform college football. But one look at this Saturday's schedule, with ho-hum title games in the ACC and Big 12, makes one wonder whether the desired effect is being achieved. Plus, the weekly John L. Smith Trophy and the updated BlogPoll ballot.

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35 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2005, 5:24pm by Richie

28 Nov 2005, 11:07am by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 12

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

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69 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2005, 8:30pm by Sid

25 Nov 2005, 06:17pm by admin

FO Mailbag

This week in the mailbag: How good are the Bears? Were there any pre-season indicators that the Eagles would collapse? Do we count game-winning field goals in Drive Success Rate? Does the "draw the defense offsides on fourth-and-short" strategy ever work? Plus, a question about consistency in Indianapolis leads to the first 2005 appearance of that FO favorite, the week-to-week DVOA graph.

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40 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2005, 11:57am by doyle

25 Nov 2005, 12:57pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Zero-Point Energy

Shutouts aren't like regular wins and losses: the victor gains a confidence boost, while the loser is sent reeling. Or so you'd think. On the heels of a two-shutout Sunday, Mike Tanier looks back at six years of shutouts and learns that teams can bounce back from even the most embarrassing routs.

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9 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 12:44pm by Ryan Mc