Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Dec 2004, 03:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 16, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. Indianapolis moves into the top spot this week, but the top four teams are all bunched up together, and an unprecedented "sit the starters" effect is about to muck things up completely. Aaron discusses that problem, the continued rise of Buffalo, the unexpected rise of Minnesota, and the best and worst DVOA games of the season.

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27 Dec 2004, 06:53pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Holiday Feast?

The holiday weekend was supposed to be a four-day NFL festival, but without flexible scheduling, a number of the matchups fell short. Russell breaks down all the NFL developments, plus offers his commentary on the AP's decison to pull out of the BCS, reprinted from the New York Sun.

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24 Dec 2004, 12:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Indecision 2004: Race from the NFC Playoffs

Disappointing lawyers from Denver to Buffalo, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ordered that the NFL must indeed allow six NFC teams in the playoffs. So if we're going to be stuck with these teams, we might as well figure out which ones are going to sneak in. Aaron tries to figure out which team will wake up tomorrow morning to find a shiny new NFC North division title in its stocking, and also previews Sunday games involving the four NFC South squads.

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23 Dec 2004, 05:49pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Bowl Spectacular

College football bowl season is upon us (the lame part of it, anyway) and Seventh Day Adventure is back with the first of a two-part bowl-season spectacular. And really, what's more spectacular than the Continental Tire Bowl? Or a not-quite-New-Year's trip to Boise?

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23 Dec 2004, 12:31pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Indoor Fireworks Still Burn Your Fingers

With only two weeks left in the regular season, Al and Vivek revisit their playoff predictions once again. Plus, a fantasy football championship game edition of the Scramble Mailbag where the Scramblers attempt to figure out whether Brett Favre really does struggle playing indoors. Plus, Best Bets, a Loser League Update, and a gift for the 13th day of Christmas -- the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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22 Dec 2004, 11:01pm by Mike Tanier

Marino vs. Manning

There's a lot of talk out there about the Peyton Manning breaking the passing touchdown record, but very little talk about how Dan Marino set it. Michael Tanier compares the two seasons to find out if Manning is guilty of padding his stats -- or if Marino was guilty of padding his. Or neither.

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22 Dec 2004, 11:01pm by Mike Tanier

Marino vs. Manning

There's a lot of talk out there about the Peyton Manning breaking the passing touchdown record, but very little talk about how Dan Marino set it. Michael Tanier compares the two seasons to find out if Manning is guilty of padding his stats -- or if Marino was guilty of padding his. Or neither.

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22 Dec 2004, 01:37am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ogden vs. Freeney

It was a Sunday night matchup of epic proportions, but not the one that matched the MVP against the defensive player of the year. Instead, we focused on a huge left tackle taking on a speedy pass rusher in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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21 Dec 2004, 03:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 15, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. One 12-1 team gets upset, two others almost lose, and the shake-up puts Philadelphia back in the top spot -- but with an asterisk. The best team in a T.O.-less league? Hold on to your seats, Manning bashers, here come the Colts. Also, who is the favorite in the NFC with Owens on the sidelines -- and which AFC team could they possibly upset in the big game?

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20 Dec 2004, 04:05pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Cut That Meat!

So what if Peyton Manning didn't set the touchdown-pass record against Baltimore? He has still turned in the best performance by an NFL player in a TV ad this decade. Plus, did the Buccaneers actually sell their soul to win the Super Bowl? And Russell considers himself a candidate for the Mike Martz Award before settling on a more worthy recipient.

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