Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Nov 2006, 07:10pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Upstream Red Team

What started with a magical night for Rutgers on Thursday concluded 48 hours later with a series of upsets that turned the Scarlet Knights' title dreams from nearly impossible to merely improbable. Plus, the JLS Trophy and Russell's latest BlogPoll ballot.

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61 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2006, 4:19pm by MRH

13 Nov 2006, 01:08pm by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 10

This week: Upsets galore, Soward's Folly, Brandon Jacobs in the delivery room, and Michael David Smith and Mike Tanier debate the future of Damon Huard and Reggie Bush. Plus: All David Garrard does is win ballgames!

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193 comments, Last at 24 May 2010, 12:52pm by DenaRamos35

10 Nov 2006, 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Midseason Projections

Here are the fourth annual FO midseason projections. This year, projections say the surprise team of the second half will be Chicago -- and not in a good way.

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62 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 11:22pm by ttomas

10 Nov 2006, 02:22pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Garden Party

Another week, another Game of the Century in the Big East. Russell is bursting at the seams with Jersey pride after Rutgers's glorious entry into the world of big time college football. Seventh Day Adventure is now updated with the full slate of Saturday games.

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251 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2006, 4:02pm by Nick Evans

10 Nov 2006, 01:27pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Two Yards at a Time

The NFL rushing average may be over four yards per carry, but that figure is skewed by a few dozen big plays. After sorting through three years of data, Mike Tanier discovers that the average running play only yields 2-3 yards and learns that a surprisingly large percentage of runs go absolutely nowhere.

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93 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2007, 4:15pm by DC Greg

09 Nov 2006, 01:00pm by Brian Fremeau

Introducing the Fremeau Efficiency Index

FO readers know that championship teams demonstrate their strength by winning big. Yet, the computer polls that determine the bowl rankings for college football do not consider margin of victory. To develop a FO-worthy metric, we must distinguish between a 17-point lead earned before halftime against Miami and a 17-point lead earned in the final quarter against Miami of Ohio. Introducing Brian Freamau's FEI ratings, which analyze drive efficiency rather than final scores and may be the first step towards DVOA for college football.

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89 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 9:10am by grailsearch

09 Nov 2006, 12:28am by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Great Expectorations

Bill and Ian can't get over last week's mysterious loogie, and they aren't talking about Mike Myers. The Stock Market returns, as Ian points out some under- and over-valued players to watch for in the coming weeks. Plus, Bill discusses the important issues of the day: Is Trent Green a day-walker? What does Heath Shuler do in his free time? Can Eli Manning fit inside a News of the World?

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59 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2006, 2:39pm by cjfarls

08 Nov 2006, 07:57pm by Alex Carnevale

The Week in Quotes: November 9, 2006

The elite running back fraternity grows, Herm basks in the glow of 5-3, and who knew the Lions would have more postseason hope than the Steelers? Plus: Historical quotes to make Cleveland fans feel bad.

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21 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2006, 4:22am by Sid

08 Nov 2006, 12:14pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Martyball

It's a term of derision among many, but Martyball -- the style of offense run by San Diego's Marty Schottenheimer -- resulted in LaDainian Tomlinson having the best DPAR game of any running back this season. How did the Chargers do it, and what are their future prospects? We explore those issues in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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56 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 4:24pm by jay

08 Nov 2006, 12:15am by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Loser League Midseason Report

After 9 weeks, one Loser stands above all. Scramble authors Ian and Bill tell you which team takes the title in the 2006 Loser League (Part I) and which NFL player gets the coveted title of Loser League MVP. They also have advice to help you pick your team for Loser League Part II. Signups last through Saturday, November 11.

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30 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2006, 7:46pm by Tim Kirk (York, UK)