07 Nov 2012, 09:37am by Aaron Schatz
Click on this XP blog link to see the rules and register your team for Weeks 10-17 of the Loser League. Scramble for the Ball will announce the Part I winner later today.
5 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2012, 8:12pm by Theo
06 Nov 2012, 04:19pm by Aaron Schatz
It's a good week to have a bye; Denver drops to third in our DVOA ratings while San Francisco and New England run in place. But while teams may shuffle up and down the ranks in the coming weeks, this year's playoff spots are almost entirely set already.
150 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2012, 3:59am by Dragon Pi
05 Nov 2012, 04:44pm by Aaron Schatz
I don't quite get this move. The Chiefs gave Stanford Routt a three-year, $18 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. Now they've cut him after half a season. He's really not that bad, folks. Apparently he may have been causing problems in the locker room, although I have no idea what the real story is there.
46 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2012, 5:27am by theslothook
04 Nov 2012, 11:43am by Aaron Schatz
I don't quite understand this story, but apparently the league has voided Sean Payton's contract extension with New Orleans, which he signed last September before the bounty scandal. The issue seems to be a clause which would allow Payton to leave the Saints if Mickey Loomis were to be suspended or fired. The league has a problem with this clause, yet if they void the contract, they're setting Payton free anyway. Many people feel that he'll now be heading to Dallas next year. Lord knows that Jason Garrett isn't swimming in job security these days.
15 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2012, 2:22pm by Jim W.
02 Nov 2012, 01:04pm by Aaron Schatz
Sean Lee is out for the year, but while healthy, nobody made more defensive plays per snap this season. Our look at plays per snap also features Luke Kuechly, Ryan Clark, and of course J.J. Watt.
21 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2012, 5:01pm by JonFrum
01 Nov 2012, 04:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Did the Patriots just trade (probably) a low-round draft pick for a talented but troubled player? That never happens. This fits a need, but we'll see how Talib fits into their scheme. His charting numbers have been good. Top ten in both success rate and yards/pass in 2011 in 13 games. In a full season in 2010, 24th in success rate and 59th in yards/pass. Talib is currently finishing a four-game drug suspension and probably can't play until Week 11 against Indianapolis.
51 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2012, 5:06pm by dryheat
01 Nov 2012, 12:17pm by Aaron Schatz
With no likely upsets to write about this week, we look at what could be the most surprising upset. What does Dallas need to do in order to knock off Atlanta? Plus: Why Buffalo could run on Houston almost as much as Houston will run on Buffalo.
2 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2013, 4:42pm by ChatRandom
30 Oct 2012, 03:54pm by Aaron Schatz
It's celebration time in Denver: the Broncos have moved into first in DVOA and things get a lot easier from here on out. Plus, bonus snap count analysis.
202 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2013, 1:11pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano
28 Oct 2012, 02:50pm by Aaron Schatz
You may be watching today's Washington-Pittsburgh game and thinking "WTF?" This article explains exactly what the F indeed.
26 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2013, 1:13am by James Rafael
25 Oct 2012, 10:57am by Aaron Schatz
The ground game could be Washington's ticket to an upset win in Pittsburgh this weekend. Cover watch looks at San Francisco at Arizona, two teams in the division where home cookin' tastes the sweetest.
2 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2013, 11:03am by Cathedralplumbing