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).
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18 Sep 2014, 11:56am by Aaron Schatz
Notes to readers about our advertisements and the future of Audibles at the Line.
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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?
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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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07 Sep 2014, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz
To get you ready for the season premiere of Monday Night Football, here's a piece on why the FO projections say San Diego is the best Super Bowl contender nobody is talking about.
06 Sep 2014, 04:15pm by Aaron Schatz
Apologies, but due to an error in the re-written playoff odds program, the playoff odds we originally ran with our DVOA projections on Wednesday were slightly incorrect. (The NFC was mistakenly given home-field advantage in the Super Bowl; the three London games were also not coded as neutral-site games.) We have corrected these issues, added the Green Bay-Seattle game as final, and re-run the playoff odds for you to enjoy.
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05 Sep 2014, 09:59am by Aaron Schatz
Once again for 2014, we're partnering with EA Sports to bring special Football Outsiders-branded items to Madden 15 Ultimate Team. Find out the first five players to go into packs this weekend. (Click to read more.)
04 Sep 2014, 05:49pm by Aaron Schatz
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