25 Sep 2014, 11:14pm by Aaron Schatz
We hear a lot about how hard it is to make the playoffs after a bad start, but what about when good teams have bad starts? (Click to read more.)
7 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2014, 3:03pm by Aaron Schatz
25 Sep 2014, 11:04am by Aaron Schatz
Eli Manning was never as good as his reputation, and now he's not as bad as his reputation. Can we look back at players with similar collapses to the one Eli had last season, and figure out what is in his future?
4 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2014, 2:21pm by Bright Blue Shorts
23 Sep 2014, 05:39pm by Aaron Schatz
For only the second time in history, the Bengals are No. 1 in our ratings. But compared to other No. 1 teams after three weeks, there's a real lack of dominance.
105 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2014, 1:10pm by Mr Shush
19 Sep 2014, 12:57am by Aaron Schatz
So, did Atlanta set the all-time single-game record for DVOA on Thursday night? For 45 minutes, they sort of did. (Click to read more.)
41 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2014, 4:15am by Theo
18 Sep 2014, 12:17pm by Aaron Schatz
A good article here by our old buddy Bill Barnwell on what professional football might look like if the NFL were to fall apart. Bill makes a good case for the idea that the thing most likely to change professional football is not the current controversies about player behavior, or even the issue of concussions. The most likely change agent is the transformation of the broadcast television business (and, more and more, the broadcast Internet business).
15 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2014, 6:21pm by tuluse
18 Sep 2014, 11:56am by Aaron Schatz
Notes to readers about our advertisements and the future of Audibles at the Line.
8 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2014, 1:01pm by justanothersteve
18 Sep 2014, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
Today's ESPN Insider feature looks at four surprise 2-0 teams. Carolina and Buffalo look most likely to continue their success into the playoffs; Houston hasn't actually played that well and Arizona still has hellish division competition.
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16 Sep 2014, 06:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Stomping the Jags leaves Washington No. 2 behind only Denver. But what can we really learn from one big win early in the season, before we are applying opponent adjustments?
76 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2014, 11:14am by CharlieAdam14
11 Sep 2014, 11:16am by Aaron Schatz
Look, it's a sort-of-summarized version of the Pittsburgh chapter from Football Outsiders Almanac 2014!
09 Sep 2014, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz
We always say not to jump to conclusions about a team's true quality after a Week 1 loss. But the meaning of one loss to a team's playoff chances are another issue entirely.
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