20 Nov 2012, 04:34pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, New England: The 49ers will take your vicious shellacking of an overrated Colts team and raise you one even more vicious shellacking of a quality Bears team.
167 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2012, 10:59am by wowthatsprofound
19 Nov 2012, 06:16pm by Aaron Schatz
I wrote for the Slate/Deadspin roundtable again this week about why the Rob Gronkowski injury doesn't qualify as "karmic justice." If you are on the extra point team, you are on the extra point team, period, and a lot of top tight ends (like Jimmy Graham and Jason Witten) are on the extra point team. As for "running up the score," the Patriots are no different from any other team. Leaving in your starters that late may not be wise, but it is neither abnormal nor evil.
77 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2012, 7:06am by jenson
15 Nov 2012, 04:26pm by Aaron Schatz
Maybe the difference between Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell isn't that big. It certainly pales in comparison to the difference between Alex Smith under pressure and Alex Smith not under pressure. Also, in Cover Watch: Arizona's offense may suck, but the defense is still good.
14 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2012, 2:39am by Little Bobby Tables
13 Nov 2012, 06:19pm by Aaron Schatz
Denver is back on top, Chicago's defense continues to soar, and Dallas is secretly hot. Plus: Is the Rookie of the Year actually an undrafted free agent in Baltimore?
168 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2012, 3:49pm by Jerry
12 Nov 2012, 07:24pm by Aaron Schatz
Going through all those penalties from the Sunday Buffalo at New England game to see how much the officials did or did not screw the Bills. (Click to read more.)
29 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2012, 10:48pm by Insancipitory
08 Nov 2012, 10:47am by Aaron Schatz
Are the Giants about to go on another second-half slide, and is Cincinnati a team well-equipped to make it happen? Plus: Cover Watch on Oakland-Baltimore.
6 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2012, 2:29pm by Nathan
07 Nov 2012, 09:37am by Aaron Schatz
Click on this XP blog link to see the rules and register your team for Weeks 10-17 of the Loser League. Scramble for the Ball will announce the Part I winner later today.
5 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2012, 8:12pm by Theo
06 Nov 2012, 04:19pm by Aaron Schatz
It's a good week to have a bye; Denver drops to third in our DVOA ratings while San Francisco and New England run in place. But while teams may shuffle up and down the ranks in the coming weeks, this year's playoff spots are almost entirely set already.
150 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2012, 3:59am by Dragon Pi
05 Nov 2012, 04:44pm by Aaron Schatz
I don't quite get this move. The Chiefs gave Stanford Routt a three-year, $18 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. Now they've cut him after half a season. He's really not that bad, folks. Apparently he may have been causing problems in the locker room, although I have no idea what the real story is there.
46 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2012, 5:27am by theslothook
04 Nov 2012, 11:43am by Aaron Schatz
I don't quite understand this story, but apparently the league has voided Sean Payton's contract extension with New Orleans, which he signed last September before the bounty scandal. The issue seems to be a clause which would allow Payton to leave the Saints if Mickey Loomis were to be suspended or fired. The league has a problem with this clause, yet if they void the contract, they're setting Payton free anyway. Many people feel that he'll now be heading to Dallas next year. Lord knows that Jason Garrett isn't swimming in job security these days.
15 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2012, 2:22pm by Jim W.