Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Sep 2003, 11:19am by Al & Ian

Scramble for the Ball: Random Scramble

It's too early to jump off the Dolphins or Patriots bandwagons, but what the heck happened? Al and Ian take a look at the first week of 2003.

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10 Sep 2003, 04:19am by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: NFC North

The final division in our eight-part series analyzing our new stats. Moe Williams' consistency, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila's weakness, and more...

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10 Sep 2003, 04:18am by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: AFC North

Continuing our division-by-division look at our new stats. The NFL says the Cincinnati Bengals ranked #17 in defense; we say they ranked #31. The difference demonstrates how our stats seek to remove situational bias. Plus: Tommy Maddox, fluke or not? We look at past players who have come back after long periods away from the NFL.

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06 Sep 2003, 12:49pm by Aaron Schatz

Falling Short of the Stick

How angry do you get when the coach of your favorite team calls an 8-yard pass on 3rd-and-9? Ever wonder how often your team does that? We've actually found a stat where Arizona is the best team in the NFL...

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04 Sep 2003, 11:48am by Al & Ian

Scramble for the Ball: Auction Action

Ian and Al review their fantasy football auction. Running backs went for a pretty penny, and the bottom dropped out of the wide receiver market. Plus, Week 1 Best Bets.

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01 Sep 2003, 01:40am by Jason Beattie

Loser League 2003 Preview

What kind of fantasy league values Emmitt Smith, Troy Hambrick, and the Arizona wide receiver corps? It's the loser leaguel, of course, our special fantasy league where the worse the players, the better your team. Jason Beattie previews the 2003 Loser League season and explains the Cult of Rackers.

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26 Aug 2003, 10:22am by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: AFC South

Continuing our division-by-division look at our new stats. Does Eddie George really get the tough yards when it counts? Why should teams save their best defensive plays to show Payton Manning after halftime?

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26 Aug 2003, 02:27am by admin

Football Outsiders 2003 Season Predictions

Our new objective prediction formula, based on DVOA and strength of schedule, says Seattle will win the NFC West and the Giants miss the playoffs. The individual Outsiders each give their own predictions, and they aren't so sure the computer is right. It's man vs. machine (vs. man vs. man vs. man vs. man vs. man vs. man vs. man).

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25 Aug 2003, 12:15pm by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: NFC West

All four NFC West teams have the same problem, one they share with a lot of other teams. Why do so many offenses rush more in one direction even though they gain far more yards per carry in the other direction? Do coaches just have no idea about team strengths? Plus, more notes on what our new stats say about the Cards, Rams, Niners, and Seahawks.

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25 Aug 2003, 04:48am by Aaron Schatz

In Focus: NFC South

Continuing our division-by-division look at our new stats. How screwed are the Falcons by Michael Vick's injury? How amazing is the Bucs defense, and what is their secret weakness?

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