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19 Dec 2006, 12:05pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: How not to run against the Colts

The Colts run defense is terrible...unless you run around the left end. Aaron Schatz explains why. (Click link to read more.)

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18 Dec 2006, 09:00pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 15

Here's the weekly roundup of the best and worst games according to DVOA. Learn about the Rex Grossman 2006 Positive Thinking Psychology Tour, witness the three seasons of J.P. Losman, and gasp in amazement when you see that Chris Chambers had 10 intended passes with no catches and now has a season total DPAR twice as negative as any other wide receiver. By the way, all individual stats here on FO are updated through Week 15 (no MNF).

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70 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 12:44pm by noah of the ark

18 Dec 2006, 01:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Why Your Color Analyst Can't Have Laryngitis

David Scott calls Saturday night's game the "all-time worst, American, professional TV broadcast." Seriously, how did the NFL Network let Dick Vermeil go on the air when he could not talk? On the other hand, Vermeil was excellent as an analyst, and so was Marshall Faulk when he entered the booth, and even Deion Sanders wasn't half-bad. (Although I could have done without Vermeil's constant references to "remember how you used to do that with the Rams, Marshall?") Public opinion on the NFL Network seems mixed, but my individual opinion is pretty mixed too.

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47 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2006, 2:42pm by azibuck

18 Dec 2006, 12:24pm by Aaron Schatz

Delayed Reaction Hate Mail of the Week

Three years too late. (Click link to read more.)

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18 Dec 2006, 12:15pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Donovan McNabb

Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to answer which quarterback is Donovan McNabb most similar to. (Click link to read more.)

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16 Dec 2006, 02:24pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: JAC-TEN, KC-SD

Run run run run, do do run run. Run run run run, do do run run. Run run run run, do do run run. (And occasionally, passes to the two best tight ends in the league.)

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9 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 12:34pm by B

15 Dec 2006, 05:32pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, December 9-15

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: Seattle's horrible DVOA, wide receivers with the highest percentage of first downs, running on third-and-long, and who should win Rookie of the Year?

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46 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2006, 12:30am by Pat

14 Dec 2006, 12:26pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Who gets to the sticks?

Hines Ward is widely regarded as one of the best receivers in the league at picking up first downs. But do the statistics back it up? (Click link to read more.)

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14 Dec 2006, 11:15am by Aaron Schatz

Lamar Hunt Dies at 74

Lamar Hunt was the Dallas oil man who turned Kansas City into a major league sports town, even though he never lived there. He was one of the men behind the AFL and he was responsible for the term "Super Bowl." He died last night at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer.

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26 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2006, 1:55pm by Richie

12 Dec 2006, 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

By this point, the weighted DVOA ratings we use over at FOX are starting to look a bit different from the year-long totals. Chicago is on top of both, with San Diego and Baltimore right behind, and New Orleans finally moves into the weighted top ten. Commentary now available at FOXSports.com.

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254 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 10:55pm by Jason