13 Dec 2012, 01:27pm by Aaron Schatz
To play spoiler, Andy Reid is going to have to embrace his inner running back (by which I mean: Bryce Brown). Plus, Cover Watch looks at how the 49ers can keep up with the Patriots. Hi, Vernon Davis. Hi again, Vernon Davis. Hi some more, Vernon Davis.
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12 Dec 2012, 04:06pm by Aaron Schatz
For those who did not see, there was a big article in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated about football analytics, mostly focused on myself and Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats, as well as Tony Khan of the Jaguars. It's now online.
45 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2012, 3:07pm by Nick Bradley
11 Dec 2012, 06:34pm by Aaron Schatz
With their big wins this weekend, New England and Seattle move to the top of the Football Outsiders DVOA ratings. Plus: Why this year's awful offenses—including Arizona—aren't really that bad compared to awful offenses of the past.
282 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2012, 9:19am by goldlw1
10 Dec 2012, 02:46pm by Aaron Schatz
Seattle makes it near the top of the list of best single-game DVOA ratings with yesterday's 58-0 shellacking of Arizona. (Click to read more.)
64 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2012, 9:44pm by Mr Shush
10 Dec 2012, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Cameron finally gets axed for his lack of creative playcalling (and lack of using Ray Rice) but is Jim Caldwell really someone you think of as a creative force?
88 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2012, 9:24am by Anonymousse
10 Dec 2012, 11:12am by Aaron Schatz
This week in MMQB, Peter King has the latest on the very tight races for all the major awards, plus struggling Chicago, surprising Kirk Cousins, and "starting at quarterback for the Cardinals, from Utah State University, No. 00, Kent Somers."
43 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2012, 5:56pm by jimbohead
07 Dec 2012, 12:39pm by Aaron Schatz
If you follow me on Twitter, you saw me posting the last couple weekends about my alma mater, Sharon High School, winning the Massachusetts Division III High School Super Bowl. This article by Rich Levine (another SHS alum) does a good job of explaining just how ridiculous this was. Imagine if next year the Cleveland Browns went 19-0 and won the Super Bowl. Now triple your level of astonishment.
7 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2012, 12:39pm by WaylandParent
06 Dec 2012, 08:17pm by Aaron Schatz
Just another number showing J.J. Watt's dominance this season. (Click to read more.)
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06 Dec 2012, 07:21pm by Aaron Schatz
Normally, XP has a policy against linking to "rumors" posts. We only link to news when it happens. But we've been waiting for this for so, so long that we have to celebrate just the idea that it is finally going to happen. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune says the Chargers will finally get rid of Norv Turner and A.J. Smith after the season. Turner can go back to being a very good offensive coordinator who doesn't have to actually motivate the locker room or manage late-game strategy, and Smith can go back to... I don't know what he's specifically good at, actually.
31 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2012, 12:14pm by Other Dean
06 Dec 2012, 02:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, you knew this was coming, but we've got some interesting numbers here about how Atlanta's defensive weakness matches Cam Newton's passing strength. Cover Watch looks at Thursday night's game and just how rare it is for a double-digit road favorite to cover.
3 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2012, 6:28pm by Joshua X