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30 Dec 2003, 03:30am by admin

Week 17 TMQ Discussion Thread

Although Gregg Easterbrook has left us for the greener pastures of NFL.com, we're providing the "unofficial official" discussion thread of Tuesday Morning Quarterback each week. Plus, a new cartoon from Jason Beattie exposes the true reason why Minnesota missed the playoffs.

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29 Dec 2003, 01:15pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2003 Team Efficiency Ratings

Here they are, the (unofficial) final VOA ratings for 2003. Every single play of the 2003 season has been compared to league average and added together. Kansas City remains #1, while Tennessee and New England climb to the top of the weighted ratings that give more strength to recent games. Learn here why the Patriots can only beat themselves.

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29 Dec 2003, 07:41am by admin

Playoff Fantasy Draft and Roundtable

The Outsiders talk playoffs, complete with our playoff fantasy draft. Plus we talk about who's winning this weekend and who's winning it all. Did Mike Shanahan make a mistake sitting so many starters? Does LaDanian Tomlinson's pass/rush record mean anything? Does anyone care about Dallas-Carolina?

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29 Dec 2003, 07:39am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Bowled Over

Russell takes a look at the best week of football the year can bring us -- plenty of bowl games, wrapped around the BCS controversy, followed by four wild card games. It's Oklahoma vs. LSU vs. evil injury-causing Nokia logos.

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25 Dec 2003, 01:15pm by admin

Week 17 Scramble/Open Thread

Running back by committee takes over in Philly, Minnesota, and -- for one week -- Denver. Discussion by committee is required to understand the NFL playoff tiebreakers. Lateral by committee gives John Carney the chance to chop wood. Discuss those things and more here, in our thread featuring a running discussion on all of this weekend's games. Check back often!

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23 Dec 2003, 02:01pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 Team Efficiency Ratings

The latest VOA ratings are here, measuring how each NFL team has performed on a play-by-play basis, along with the usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. If the Chiefs are toast because of their poor run defense, why are the Eagles a Super Bowl favorite? Is Denver the team to fear in the AFC? And have the Jets gotten up to the line of scrimmage yet?

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23 Dec 2003, 01:15pm by Michael David Smith

Are Penalties Overrated?

The Hidden Game of Football says that penalties aren't very important because they even out in the long run. True or false? Michael David Smith has some interesting facts about 2002 numbers as well as 37 years of Super Bowl champions.

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23 Dec 2003, 11:47am by admin

Week 16 TMQ Discussion Thread

Although Gregg Easterbrook has left us for the greener pastures of NFL.com, we're providing the "unofficial official" discussion thread of Tuesday Morning Quarterback each week. Plus, a new cartoon from Jason Beattie gives comfort and sympathy to John Carney.

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22 Dec 2003, 07:25am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Blinded by Glaring Flaws

This week, Russell takes a look at the six teams headed to the AFC playoffs, each of which has one obvious weakness. Also this week: Randy Moss does his best impression of Andre 3000, Delaware does its best impression of Michigan, Ben Roethlisberger does his best impression of a top ten pick, and Joe Namath does his best impression of a staggering wino.

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22 Dec 2003, 03:12am by Aaron Schatz

Fun With Sacks

OK, so our offensive and defensive line numbers have only included run blocking so far. What about pass blocking? Aaron takes the sacks per pass attempt statistic used by the folks over at Football Project, tweaks it a little bit, and runs the 2003 numbers.

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