Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Oct 2016, 11:02am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 7 Playoff Odds

Here's this week's playoff odds writeup for ESPN Insider. I went a little further here into the Bills' hot start vs.20 years of Bills hot starts that have all fizzled out. This is actually the highest-rated Bills team through six weeks since 1993.

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18 Oct 2016, 05:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 6 DVOA Ratings

A four-game hot streak gives the Buffalo Bills the best DVOA in the entire AFC, and a schedule full of cupcakes gives them a great chance to finally break their 16-year playoff drought.

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113 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2016, 4:55pm by DezBailey

13 Oct 2016, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 13

This week's Off The Charts podcast has a lot to say about the Minnesota Vikings, and other historical teams that were much better passing the ball than running with it. We also look at the Buffalo Bills and their chances of finally breaking the NFL's longest playoff drought, and whether the NFC South race is over already. (Click for audio link.)

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2 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2016, 5:24pm by theslothook

13 Oct 2016, 11:11am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 6 Playoff Odds

Here's this week's write-up on the NFL playoff odds, with commentary on each team. This week's biggest game for playoff purposes is Kansas City at Oakland.

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3 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2017, 11:07am by AshleyRobinson

11 Oct 2016, 05:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 5 DVOA Ratings

The Minnesota Vikings reach the top spot for the first time in the history of our DVOA ratings, undefeated with a well-rounded team that plays well in all three phases.

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88 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2016, 9:28am by Kevin from Philly

07 Oct 2016, 12:05pm by Aaron Schatz

Panthers Cut Bene' Benwikere

As Bill James always pointed out, the best managers and coaches will use players in ways which accentuate their strengths and hide their weaknesses. So when you put a player in a position that accentuates his weaknesses, is it really right to blame him when it goes badly? Nobody ever said Bene' Benwikere was one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He's better suited to play the slot than the outside.

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9 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2016, 12:30pm by morganja

06 Oct 2016, 04:01pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 6

Among the topics on today's Off The Charts Podcast: How do we judge quarterbacks who are excelling despite not throwing the ball downfield often? Why is Seattle so high in DVOA such an easy early schedule? Are the Falcons for real or not? And why are the Jets so bad even though both lines are playing well? (Click for audio link.)

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1 comment, Last at 07 Oct 2016, 7:11pm by Anon Ymous

05 Oct 2016, 12:18pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 5 Playoff Odds

It's the new ESPN Insider feature running down our playoff odds for all 32 teams! This week, find out just how bad the AFC South is and how good the AFC West is. Plus: Why things will get tougher for the NFC East from here on.

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04 Oct 2016, 06:39pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 4 DVOA Ratings

Our ratings are topped by this year's three remaining undefeated teams plus the Seahawks and the Steelers, who shoot back up to No. 5 after dismantling Kansas City.

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88 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2016, 12:49am by Sixknots

30 Sep 2016, 03:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Premium Charting Sample: Broken Tackles

Here's a sample from our brand new Premium Charting Data, listing broken tackles by defense for the first three weeks of 2016. (Click to read more.)

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6 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2016, 11:51am by RoninX