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29 Dec 2006, 02:16am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Minnesota defense

What's with the Vikings defensive turnaround this season? Aaron Schatz lets us know. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Dec 2006, 09:50am by Aaron Schatz

Quarterback YAC

Last year we reviewed the Yards After Catch total for quarterbacks. This year, we will compare the 2006 season's numbers with 2005, and one quarterback stands out above the rest in both seasons. (Click link to read more.)

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27 Dec 2006, 11:18am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Vince-anity!

Aaron Schatz addresses why Vince Young's rushing DPAR is so low. (Click link to read more.)

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26 Dec 2006, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 17 DVOA Ratings

The natural order of things has been re-established: the AFC is the superior conference, as Chicago falls behind New England and Jacksonville in the weighted formula. The Cowboys and Giants keep falling, the Saints and Eagles keep rising, and the 8-7 AFC teams are all better than the 9-6 AFC teams -- as long as you ignore Tennessee's first four games. Ratings here, commentary on FOXSports.com.

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113 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2006, 7:47pm by The Mul Dawg

26 Dec 2006, 05:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Halfway Out the Vikings Door

Yes, will the last Minnesota veteran to be cut please turn out the lights? Marcus Robinson is already gone, and there are definitely more guys who will go over the next couple months.

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17 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:17pm by Spyker

26 Dec 2006, 11:47am by Aaron Schatz

So Much Favre Love You'll Blow Your Head Off

If the whole point of the flex scheduling was to allow NBC to show meaningful matchups late in the season, why on earth did they choose Green Bay-Chicago as the final prime time game of the season? What, Brett Favre again? By this point, most people seem to think he's not retiring, so this actually isn't his final game, and I can't imagine that many people across the country care about watching Brett Favre play the Chicago backups (except for maybe us Adrian Peterson acolytes). There's an excellent chance that Green Bay will be out of the playoff hunt before this game starts.

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38 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:59pm by adwred

25 Dec 2006, 10:22pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 16

Here's the weekly review of which players were best and worst according to Football Outsiders stats (Monday games excluded, of course). This week, a look at the best and worst teams to pass or run against this year, the most similar seasons to Vince Young, and Brett Favre's biggest problem. Plus: Which was higher, Chris Weinke pass attempts or shotgun direct snaps to DeAngelo Williams?

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62 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2006, 11:58pm by Pat

24 Dec 2006, 08:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Preview: PHI-DAL

Christmas time is here, by golly, disapproval would be folly. Deck the halls with hunks of holly, fill the cup and don't say when. Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens, mix the punch, drag out the Dickens. As the playoff race a-thickens, the Eagles face T.O. again.

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12 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2006, 3:25pm by Harris

22 Dec 2006, 03:54pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, December 16-22

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: What is DeAngelo Hall doing in the Pro Bowl, why the Colts don't allow runs around left end, the top 10 special teams of the DVOA era, Delayed Reaction Hate Mail of the Week, and Mike Tanier's rant on insane Philadelphia fans who want to permanently replace Donovan McNabb with Jeff Garcia. Plus: updated 2006 charting stats on the best and worst cornerbacks. There are a few interesting surprises in there. Is Pac-Man Jones now the best cornerback in football?

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34 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2006, 5:03pm by Wanker79

22 Dec 2006, 11:29am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Is Terrance Newman better than DeAngelo Hall? (plus more fun with cornerback stats)

The game charting statistics answer today's magic question. (Click link to read more.)

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