Think all the college football rivalry games were last week? Think again! Texas A&M no longer lights a big bonfire to prepare for its game with Texas, so instead they'll try to burn down the BCS. This week also brings us the Egg Bowl, the Backyard Brawl, and whatever they call Virginia-Virginia Tech (The Virgin Bowl?). Vinny and Russell have the details on all the college action as well as a thread to discuss college football all weekend long.
24 Nov 2004, 11:51am by Michael David Smith
He goes 6-6, 307. He went to Navy. He wouldn't fit too well in a submarine, but he fits perfectly in the Green Bay Packers' blocking scheme. He's guard Mike Wahle, the subject of this week's Every Play Counts.
23 Nov 2004, 02:29pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 11, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. This week the Big Three become the Big Four as the Indianapolis Colts make their case as a top Super Bowl contender. Do they have the defense to do it? And just how amazing was Edgerrin James' day in Chicago? Plus, Buffalo is special, Arizona is not, and Kansas City annoys me in more ways than one.
23 Nov 2004, 12:12am by Aaron Schatz
Itâ€™s another edition of our mailbag, where Aaron answers your questions related to VOA and other statistics from Football Outsiders. This week: Is Brett Favre better when the Packers are losing, or when they are winning? Why are the Lions ranked so much higher in our offensive rankings than in the NFL's rankings? And is there any way we could measure how well teams defense short passes compared to long passes?
22 Nov 2004, 06:53pm by Russell Levine
We all know Michael Vick is fleet afoot, but is his NFL brilliance fleeting? Russell Levine examines Vick's efforts in Sunday's win over the Giants and offers some suggestions on self-preservation. Plus, an update on how things stand in the always wacky world of the BCS.
19 Nov 2004, 01:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Eight teams in the AFC are 6-3 or better. Only six can make the playoffs. Who is in, who is out, and can anyone keep the Patriots and Steelers out of the AFC Championship Game? Aaron analyzes the first half of the season in the NFC through the Football Outsiders lens and predicts which teams will improve and decline with the brand new Midseason DVOA Projection System.
19 Nov 2004, 01:25pm by scramble
Al and Vivek talk about Washington's perplexing offensive strategy against Cincinnati last Sunday and once again revisit their playoff predictions. Plus, a Loser League Contest Update, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, and the greatest award in the world (not just a tribute), the Keep Choppin' Wood Award. This is also the home for fantasy football discussions.
18 Nov 2004, 08:28pm by Aaron Schatz
We are proud to announce that we have signed an affiliation deal with Baseball Prospectus. This will include the return of Pro Football Prospectus, to be written in 2005 by Football Outsiders, as well as other joint projects.
It's Rivalry Week in college football, with Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Florida State, Alabama-Auburn and more. What better time for Vinny to take a road trip to Las Vegas? Before leaving (and losing his shirt), Vinny and Russell break down all the big games and offer picks in Seventh Day Adventure. This is also the thread for discussing college football all weekend.
17 Nov 2004, 11:20pm by admin
Will Carroll from Baseball Prospectus is back to walk us through the wonderful world of breaks and sprains. The Internet's top expert on baseball injuries applies his knowledge to the NFL to discuss a number of players whose injuries affect the playoff picture. Come learn more about Steve McNair's sternum, Chad Pennington's rotator cuff, Ty Law's broken foot, and that wacky leg muscle that has both Randy Moss and Jonathan Ogden hamstrung.
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