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15 Oct 2015, 12:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 15

This week on the Off The Charts podcast: What would happen in an Arizona-New England Super Bowl? How much have Seattle's early close losses hurt their Super Bowl odds? And are the New York Giants "for real" in 2015?

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14 Oct 2015, 04:44pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: The Replacements

This week's ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly podcast with Aaron Schatz and Anita Marks looks at the replacements for Jamaal Charles in Kansas City and possible bye-week replacements for Week 6. Plus, looking at fantasy football stars without touchdowns this year: for which players is it a fluke, and for which players is it a trend. (Hint: Eddie Lacy fluke, Matt Forte trend.)

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13 Oct 2015, 06:19pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 5 DVOA Ratings

Surprisingly strong defense so far is helping the Patriots dominate the league in 2015. But the equally well-rounded Arizona Cardinals are right behind them on the list of the ten best teams in DVOA history through Week 5.

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13 Oct 2015, 11:04am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Best Offensive Lines of 2015

Using a series of metrics, we look at the best offensive lines of 2015 so far. Cincinnati is No. 1, Atlanta a surprising No. 2. Even more surprising: Dallas doesn't make the top ten, which brings up even more questions about how much the offensive line makes the running back or vice versa.

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12 Oct 2015, 05:04pm by Aaron Schatz

USC Fires Steve Sarkisian

At first, USC was going to let Steve Sarkisian get his life together and get over his alcohol addiction, but apparently the problem is too big for that. So USC fired Sarkisian today. There's plenty that can be said about the man's personal battle, but from a football standpoint this also opens up one of the top jobs in college football -- and one that's particularly enticing to NFL coaches who might be looking to go back to the college game. Let the Chip Kelly speculation begin.

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08 Oct 2015, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 8

This week on the Off The Charts Podcast: Lots of discussion of the Cincinnati Bengals. Is Andy Dalton on a hot streak, or is this a new level of play for him? Is 2015 just like the other years where the Bengals seemed strong early and then faded? Is it rare for four teams (New England, Green Bay, Arizona, and the Bengals) to be so far ahead of the rest of the league in DVOA? Plus, a look at which running backs and wide receivers have improved significantly in our stats this season, with broken tackle numbers from the Sports Info Solutions charting project.

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08 Oct 2015, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Defense Could Put Packers Over The Top

The Packers are automatic Super Bowl contenders because of their offense. But they only become leading Super Bowl contenders if the defense can be better than average. And so far this season, the Packers defense is on an upswing, despite weaknesses against scrambling quarterbacks and third-and-long situations.

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07 Oct 2015, 03:32pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly: It's Time to Say Goodbye

I would like to thank Matt Bowen for sitting in for me on the ESPN Fantasy Football Weekly podcast this week while I was off dealing with the Tammy Wynette part of my life. This week, Anita Marks and Matt discuss which players it is time to give up on after four weeks of struggles, and which quarterbacks you want to target for the rest of the 2015 season. I'll be back on the podcast next week.

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06 Oct 2015, 07:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 4 DVOA Ratings

New England takes over the top spot in DVOA, one of six undefeated teams that give us an almost 1-in-10 chance of a team going 16-0 in 2015. Cincinnati and Atlanta battling in the first all-undefeated Super Bowl? It could happen.

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05 Oct 2015, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz

Miami Fires Joe Philbin

Did you people not read the article by Mike Tanier linked next in Extra Points? This isn't enough. You must do more! Tight ends coach Dan Campbell takes over as interim head coach. With the same coordinators in place, I don't know what that accomplishes. Miami's rank in DVOA through Week 4: 28th overall, 28th in offense, 28th in defense, and 11th in special teams.

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