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24 Oct 2006, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

Chicago moves back into the top spot of this week's DVOA ratings, while the Giants make this year's Treacherous Three into a Gang of Four. Lots of good teams are packed closely together, but why is 2-4 Pittsburgh ahead of three 5-1 teams and the undefeated Colts? That's explained in the FOXSports.com commentary.

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24 Oct 2006, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Does Dallas really have a top five defense?

Aaron Schatz answers a question as to why the Dallas defense is ranked so high in defensive DVOA. (Click link to read more.)

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23 Oct 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 7

Here's our weekly look at the best and worst players according to our DPAR statistics. Joey Harrington, despite over 400 passing yards, is not at the top of the list. This week I also give Damon Huard his props, but preach caution regarding Michael Vick, Tony Gonzalez, and Leon Washington.

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21 Oct 2006, 01:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: PIT-ATL, WAS-IND

In the 2006 NFL preseason, only two teams were winless: Pittsburgh and Washington. Those struggles have continued into the regular season, and each team has just two wins. Lose on the road this Sunday, and it may be too late to turn things around for a playoff run. Find out which team has a better shot at win number three.

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20 Oct 2006, 01:11pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Champ Bailey

Aaron Schatz explains Denver’s poor DVOA against #1 wide receivers, despite the presence of Champ Bailey. (Click link to read more.)

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19 Oct 2006, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz

EPC Special: Why Can't Arizona Run?

Who bears responsibility for Arizona's crushing loss on Monday night? The coaching staff? Edgerrin James? The offensive line? If it's the offensive line, which linemen are Arizona's biggest problems? Aaron plays MDS for a day and breaks down every play of the last ten minutes in a search for clues.

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19 Oct 2006, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Mario Williams, defensive back

Aaron Schatz takes a look at Houston’s terrible offensive line, along with their strange propensity to drop Mario Williams into coverage. (Click link to read.)

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18 Oct 2006, 01:26pm by Aaron Schatz

The All-Time 11

Credit where credit is due ... this article from Cold Hard Football Facts is really cool. The staff decided to try to pick an all-time NFL team, but with a catch. They could only pick 11 players, who had to play offense and defense. The resulting article is far more historical than what you'll usually find over there, although they toss a couple of interesting recent players in there as well. Good grist for the debate mill here, and you'll learn something about the old NFL.

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18 Oct 2006, 01:25pm by Aaron Schatz

All Rex Grossman does is win

Just how bad was Rex Grossman’s performance Monday night? Did someone say “worst game ever?” (Click link to read more.)

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18 Oct 2006, 10:52am by Aaron Schatz

Tiki Barber Making Retirement Plans

Earlier this week in Quick Reads, I wrote about how Tiki Barber has staved off father time, with more value than any other running back in the league this year despite being 31 years old. Well, Tiki Barber himself seems to understand how this age thing works, and he's now saying this is probably his final season.

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