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23 Jan 2015, 06:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Vote in the 2014 Football Outsiders Awards!

Voting is now open in the 12th annual Football Outsiders Awards, our version of the Internet Baseball Awards where our readers get to have their say for the best and worst players of the year, plus our traditional pick of the best and worst ads from this year's NFL broadcasts. You can vote between now and January 31.

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21 Jan 2015, 04:50pm by Aaron Schatz

J.J. Watt and Lavonte David Lead NFL in 2014 Defeats

Here are the top players in our Defeats stats for the 2014 season, led by J.J. Watt and Lavonte David, again. (Click to read more.)

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33 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2015, 6:42am by paramkhiva

19 Jan 2015, 06:28pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 20 DVOA Ratings

After the Patriots have one of the top five single-game performances of the season, our weighted DVOA ratings score Super Bowl XLIX as perhaps the biggest toss-up in SB history.

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77 comments, Last at 2:23pm by RickD

18 Jan 2015, 10:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Broncos Hire Gary Kubiak

You know the AFC Championship game is a blowout when reporters start putting out coaching hire news. Lots of people are now reporting that Gary Kubiak will be the new head coach of the Denver Broncos. (Click to read more.)

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53 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2015, 4:28pm by Mr Shush

16 Jan 2015, 04:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Chicago Bears Hire John Fox

John Fox is one of only six coaches in NFL history to take two different teams to a Super Bowl. Now he'll try to make it three as the new head coach of the Chicago Bears.

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43 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2015, 6:20pm by Mr Shush

16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz

2015 NFC Championship Preview

Seattle brings out the NFL's best running game against a team that has trouble stopping the run. Can a hobbled Aaron Rodgers somehow have enough success against the stellar Seattle defense to overcome all the yards Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch will gain?

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122 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2015, 2:01pm by Sid

16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz

I'm Not Russell Wilson, But I Play Him on TV

Great article over at the MMQB site about the former college football players who have made a second career as actors and body doubles in football movies and commercials. They all want to grow up to be the Old Spice Guy.

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3 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2015, 5:27pm by SuperGrover

16 Jan 2015, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz

Green Bay's Board-Game Obsession

Prize for whoever can work the best "Settlers of Catan" reference into tweets during the NFC Championship Game.

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48 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2015, 2:26pm by siggyllama

14 Jan 2015, 12:43pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Where Seattle's Defense Ranks All-Time

Because I just can't get enough of writing about the 1991 Philadelphia Eagles, here's a look at where the 2012-2014 Seattle Seahawks defense ranks all-time. I ranked all defenses over three-year periods by harmonic mean of DVOA. If we Andreas Shepard's estimated historical DVOA ratings to go back to 1950, the 2012-2014 Seahawks are 18th and the 1969-1971 Minnesota Vikings are No. 1. This article also specifically explains why Seattle's defense was not as good this year, and how that changed in the last six weeks.

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4 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2015, 7:33pm by Will Allen

14 Jan 2015, 11:31am by Aaron Schatz

Raiders to Hire Jack Del Rio

I think Mike Florio has the best sarcastic take on this hire: "Raiders are either brilliant or the opposite of it." Jack Del Rio had some good years running the Jacksonville Jaguars in the early part of this century, but he seems like the kind of veteran head coach you bring in when you have a team with a strong offense that needs to improve on defense to get over the hump. Does he really seem like the guy to build a team that needs building from scratch like the Raiders? Isn't this a team that needs to blow the doors off the building with a really creative young hire?

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59 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2015, 4:35pm by Bright Blue Shorts