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10 Nov 2006, 07:03pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, November 4-10

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: More explanation of DVOA for Philadelphia, pass interference and holding penalties, and whether or not certain teams play at the exact same level no matter the opponent.

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6 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 11:03am by kleph

09 Nov 2006, 12:49am by Aaron Schatz

Ike Taylor Loses Starting Job

You know, I almost wrote about Taylor's problems in this week's Pittsburgh DVOA comment, but I just felt like I needed a week where my Pittsburgh comment was a little less serious. Anyway, Ike Taylor has been a problem for quite some time. When we first started analyzing the 2005 charting data, I was stunned at how often opponents picked on Taylor. Then I watched the Super Bowl, where the Seahawks threw at Taylor over and over, no matter which receiver he was covering.

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33 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2006, 3:19am by Jerry

08 Nov 2006, 06:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Amani Toomer Out for the Year

Surprise! I had no idea that Toomer had even suffered a knee injury on Sunday. Toomer is old, but he was a reasonably useful second receiver this year. Between this and the Michael Strahan injury, the Giants' Super Bowl hopes have really taken a turn for the worse this week. Sinorice Moss can't seem to get healthy either, which means that Plaxico Burress -- who himself has injury issues -- will start opposite, um, I dunno, Tim Carter? David Tyree? Neither of those guys is really a starting-quality wideout.

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24 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 1:50pm by serendipity

07 Nov 2006, 06:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 10 DVOA Ratings

This week: Find out why the emperor has no pants, and see our projection for each team's final win-loss record. Commentary is now available at FOXSports.com.

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287 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2006, 3:48pm by Pat

06 Nov 2006, 06:24pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 9

Here's our weekly review of the best and worst individual performances according to Football Outsiders stats. Learn why Marvin Harrison was the man who beat the Patriots, how Tony Gonzalez is fighting off Father Time, and why Jake Plummer's struggles may not have been the problem we thought.

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94 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2006, 11:24am by Wanker79

04 Nov 2006, 07:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: KC-STL, IND-NE

There are two big non-divisional rivalry games on the NFL slate this Sunday. One is a geographical rivalry which matters more to fans than to players. The other rivalry is bitter and angry, but come on, you know you would rather talk about the Chiefs and Rams. Right?

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63 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2006, 9:21pm by Pat

03 Nov 2006, 11:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Pittsburgh's single blowout

Aaron Schatz tries to examine the effects of blowouts on DVOA, particularly in the Steelers abnormally high DVOA despite a poor record. (Click link to read more.)

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03 Nov 2006, 08:20pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, October 28-November 3

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: LaDainian Tomlinson tape breakdown, the Dwight Freeney overrated paradox, how the Patriots played Steve Hutchinson, Jake Scott's monster game against Denver, Arizona vs. #1 receivers, and the problem of Pittsburgh's single blowout and its effect on DVOA.

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10 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2006, 11:15am by Mike B.

02 Nov 2006, 11:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Steve Hutchinson and Jake Scott

The play of guards usually goes unnoticed, but not by Aaron Schatz. (Click link to read more.)

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02 Nov 2006, 11:12pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Arizona vs. #1 WR

Aaron Schatz explains the high rankings for Arizona vs. #1 receivers despite some traditional statistics indicating otherwise. (Click link to read more.)

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