Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Nov 2005, 03:12pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Rivalry Week

It's rivalry week in college football and you know what that means -- time for Vinny and Russell to roll out their "expertise" on the Apple Cup matchup of 3-7 Washington State vs. 2-8 Washington -- plus picks on the games people actually care about. Will they be bold enough to guarantee an Ohio State win by both picking Michigan?

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81 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2005, 2:21am by Erasmus

17 Nov 2005, 09:40am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Pittsburgh Defense

Pittsburgh's defense is great -- some might even say unsung -- but what really sets it apart? And why can't the Steelers stop passes to the running back? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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62 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2006, 12:11am by Richard

16 Nov 2005, 04:52pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 11

Donovan McNabb, Cedric Benson, and Jeff Garcia are all injured, and each will make it back this season. But when, and why? Will Carroll has his weekly look at injuries around the NFL.

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22 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2005, 12:31pm by PL

16 Nov 2005, 02:24pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Midseason Scramblies

Al is back this week as he and Vivek belatedly hand out their midseason awards. Who is the Scramble for the Ball Midseason MVP? Biggest Bust? Biggest Surprise? And what the heck is the Jeff Kent Award? All that, plus a jam-packed fantasy mailbag, Best Bets, and Jason Beattie's weekly cartoon. As always, this is also your home on Football Outsiders for fantasy discussion. Late note: Week 10 Loser League scores now up here.

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105 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2006, 11:00am by jore

15 Nov 2005, 08:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

This week, the Colts break the system. How on earth is undefeated Indianapolis ranked seventh? And if they are ranked seventh, why are they on top? And why is this actually Houston's fault? And what does this have to do with the 1991 UNLV Runnin' Rebels? Here are our innovative DVOA ratings, and the usual commentary for the math-o-phobic is found here on FOXSports.com.

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317 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2005, 10:09pm by R.J.

15 Nov 2005, 02:27pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Packers over Falcons

Did you know that Atlanta has players besides Michael Vick? Unfortunately for them, too many of the ones who play defense are not good. They let Samwise Gamgee ... er, Samkon Gado run all over them. Ned Macey investigates this hero from the Shire, as well as some mysterious bad luck for the Falcons. Who ever could have predicted that? As always, watch for orcs and trolls.

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80 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2005, 1:01pm by Sid

14 Nov 2005, 10:37pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Passion Heads South

The SEC probably won't produce this year's college football national champion, not after Alabama's loss to LSU. But Russell Levine says the conference still leads the nation in fan passion and support, something that was never more evident than during Saturday's three key games. Plus the latest BlogPoll ballot and more.

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28 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2005, 7:20pm by Chris I.

14 Nov 2005, 03:36pm by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 10

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

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105 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2005, 5:17am by Jeff F

14 Nov 2005, 12:58pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

Are third downs so important in DVOA that teams are punished for getting ten yards in just one or two downs? Are this year's best teams as good as last year's best teams? What's the best way to grade defensive backs for a simulation game? Plus: who the heck is reading this website, anyway?

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30 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2005, 6:49pm by Bright Blue Shorts

12 Nov 2005, 02:36pm by Aaron Schatz

FO on FOX: Midseason Projections

The midseason projection system says the big surprise team of the second half will be ... um, actually, this year it seems there won't be a surprise team in the second half. But we've got a look at trends in the first half and what that says about close playoff races in the next few weeks. Carolina fans, at least, will be pleased. (Note: actual DVOA projections added 6pm EST.)

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87 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:35pm by brandon treat