17 Oct 2012, 04:41pm by Aaron Schatz
Jason Lisk is right on the money here. Ray Lewis has played at a high level, close to the highest level among historical ILBs, and he's done it longer than almost anyone else. He's been slagged as "underrated" for years simply because he was a top ten player at his position instead of top three. At his peak, he was worth the hype.
129 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2012, 1:10pm by Anonymouser
16 Oct 2012, 03:36pm by Aaron Schatz
The Giants climb all the way back to number one in DVOA, leading a pack of four NFC teams atop our ratings in a week that sees a lot of upheaval.
196 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2012, 8:24pm by Symbol ds6707
16 Oct 2012, 10:35am by Aaron Schatz
Holy scapegoat, Batman. This would have been a really smart-looking move, say, one year ago. But over the second half of last season and the first half of this season, the Eagles defense has dramatically improved while their offense has declined. In the new DVOA ratings, they are ninth in defense and 26th on offense. Was Castillo really the problem? I wonder if there's more to this than just frustration over a 3-3 record. Secondary coach Todd Bowles will take over.
65 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2012, 2:04pm by Dean
15 Oct 2012, 11:26am by Aaron Schatz
Multiple stories here, so we'll just link to a page that's up to date on all of them. Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb tore his ACL and is done for the year. Ray Lewis apparently avoided a full tear of his right triceps, but he's still out for the next few weeks at least, probably the rest of the year. On the bright side, Terrell Suggs may resume "light practice" this week and is targeting a Week 9 return. Still, it's hard to imagine that he'll return at full Defensive Player of the Year level. The Ravens defense is in serious trouble. Next man up, I guess.
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15 Oct 2012, 11:19am by Aaron Schatz
Peter King loves him some rookie quarterbacks, but in general he's as confused as the rest of us by Week 6 in the NFL.
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12 Oct 2012, 03:24pm by Aaron Schatz
Carolina is one of the league's best offenses on first down. No, really. (Click to read more.)
14 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2012, 9:40am by sswoods
11 Oct 2012, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz
A three-pack of questions about DVOA analyzes the Redskins on third down, run defense vs. pass defense, and how much one yard can mean. (Click to read more.)
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11 Oct 2012, 11:50am by Aaron Schatz
Frankly, not a very good week for Upset Watch, with most lines at three points or less. No game really sticks out as a possible upset, but Green Bay-Houston comes closest because Green Bay really isn't playing like a 2-3 team. (Houston, however, is playing like a 5-0 team, which is why this wasn't the easiest week to pick an Upset Watch.) Cover Watch is Tennessee-Pittsburgh.
9 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2012, 8:37am by Anonmouse
09 Oct 2012, 05:47pm by Aaron Schatz
Jim Harbaugh to Historical Regression Trends: Drop Dead.
222 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2012, 5:23am by BigCheese
08 Oct 2012, 11:28pm by Aaron Schatz
It didn't look too bad when he hurt it, but apparently Cedric Benson has a Lisfranc injury and is out for at least eight weeks, possibly the rest of the year. Honestly, this doesn't really hurt the Packers at all -- Benson just isn't very good -- but it sure does have fantasy football impact... especially for the Football Outsiders team in the crazy 32-team expert league, where I drafted James Starks two days before the Packers signed Benson.
4 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2012, 4:16pm by BigCheese