Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Sep 2003, 05:11am by Al Bogdan and Ian Dembsky

Week 4 Scramble/Open Thread

In this week's Scramble for the Ball, Ian and Al discuss the rash of injuries facing the NFL, from Marshall Faulk to Daunte Culpepper to everyone who has played for the Patriots defense since 1962. Plus, what are the best and worst undefeated teams in football? Comment here on that column, or anything else related to this week's games, including your office pool and your fantasy start/bench decisions. Somebody's got to feel this!

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25 Sep 2003, 05:04am by Aaron Schatz

How Many Points is a Turnover Worth?

How many points should the offense expect to score, depending on their field position? The answers within, including discussion of The Most Important Thing We've Learned So Far (TM) and the dreaded question of "field goal or go for it?" Plus, graphs galore. Don't miss the Happy Turnover Smile-Time Hour!

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23 Sep 2003, 05:20am by Aaron Schatz

Press Check: Second Down Rushes After First Down Incompletes

In today's Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com, Gregg Easterbrook introduces the Immutable Law of "Clang on First Bars Run on Second." Is he right? A look at the 2002 data says it ain't necessarily so.

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23 Sep 2003, 03:27am by Aaron Schatz

Week 3 Team Efficiency Ratings

Tampa Bay narrowly edges out Seattle for #1 as Aaron introduces a slightly reworked and more accurate VOA formula. Plus, what's the deal with Jacksonville?

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18 Sep 2003, 01:19pm by Aaron Schatz

Press Check: 100-Yard Rushers and Wins

Two NFL writers say that Week 2 proved that rushing is the key to victory. We say that one week does not a season make.

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18 Sep 2003, 03:11am by Al Bogdan and Ian Dembsky

Week 3 Scramble/Open Thread

In this week's Scramble for the Ball, Ian and Al discuss the horrible losses suffered last week by their favorite teams, which two-week trends will continue for the rest of the year, and the Anquan Boldin Experience. Comment here on that column, or anything else related to this week's games, including your office pool and your fantasy start/bench decisions.

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16 Sep 2003, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 2 Team Efficiency Ratings

Seattle is #1. Now with expanded commentary featuring actual sentences for those who are allergic to numbers. Aaron explains why Jacksonville and New England are mirror images, why Carolina is the worst 2-0 team in the NFL, and why Moe Williams and Onterrio Smith may have had a more valuable rushing day than Jamal Lewis.

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11 Sep 2003, 11:19am by Al Bogdan and Ian Dembsky

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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