Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Jan 2004, 01:20pm by Michael David Smith

Do Penalties Really Disappear During the Playoffs?

Gregg Easterbrook says that officials seem to allow more contact in the playoffs without calling penalties. NFL Director of Officiating Mike Pereira says that officials call the playoffs the same way they call the regular season. Mike Smith crunches numbers to find out who's right.

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23 Jan 2004, 01:13pm by Guest

Guest Column: Do Great Defenses Really Beat Great Offenses?

It's the most common cliche among football writers, but is it true? Does defense really win championships? Vincent Verhei says not in the last ten years.

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22 Jan 2004, 02:11pm by Al & Ian

Scramble for the Ball: Who's Going Where

Ian and Al look backwards at the conference championships, addressing the horrid Eagles receiving corps as well as the problems of Saturday on Sunday. They also look forward to the offseason, giving their opinions on the future homes of top free agents. Plus, more discussion about the proper use of timeouts than Mike Martz can shake a stick at.

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22 Jan 2004, 11:22am by Guest

Guest Column: Love and Football

Something a bit different. No numbers, no analysis, just the story of one Patriots fan and the obstacles thrown in his path when he wanted to watch one of the NFL's greatest games ever, the Snow Bowl, back in 2002.

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20 Jan 2004, 02:27pm by admin

TMQ Pre-Super Bowl Discussion Thread

Come join our "unofficial official" discussion thread for this week's NFL.com Tuesday Morning Quarterback column. Plus, our latest football cartoon and the Football Outsiders playoff fantasy league update.

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20 Jan 2004, 12:05pm by Aaron Schatz

The Two Carolinas

North Carolina, come on and raise up! Has Aaron been completely wrong about the Panthers this entire season? Or are they just an 8-8 team on a hot streak? Or is the answer something completely different? And what's with that John Edwards guy?

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19 Jan 2004, 11:07am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Mirror Images

Think the 2003 Panthers are the 2001 Patriots? You aren't alone. Russ has comments on the conference championships and discusses Philadelphia's future, wasted timeouts, and Eagles Court. Five minutes to Wapner!

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16 Jan 2004, 02:58pm by Al & Ian

Scramble for the Ball: The Final Four

It's your last opportunity for second guessing before we get to this week's games. Ian and Al take on Dick Vermeil as well as 4th-and-26, and the Scramble mailbag takes on the question of defenses tiring as the season goes on. Best Bets addresses the conference championships, with discussion of both the line and the over/under on each game.

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16 Jan 2004, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Championship Preview

All our numbers broken down for the Eagles and Panthers, with commentary for the math-o-phobic. Where did Stephen Davis play better than DeShaun Foster this year, and where did Foster have the edge? What Panther strength matches the Eagles' biggest offensive weakness? Which Eagle on offense has gone from league-worst to star performer over the past four weeks? Will Carolina make me feel like an idiot yet again?

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16 Jan 2004, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Championship Preview

All our numbers broken down for the Eagles and Panthers, with commentary for the math-o-phobic. Where did Stephen Davis play better than DeShaun Foster this year, and where did Foster have the edge? What Panther strength matches the Eagles' biggest offensive weakness? Which Eagle on offense has gone from league-worst to star performer over the past four weeks? Will Carolina make me feel like an idiot yet again?

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