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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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21 Dec 2006, 02:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Chiefs' Green Machine Sputters

The word out of Kansas City is that Herm Edwards will consider replacing Trent Green with Brodie Croyle next season. After all, the Chiefs have scored only one touchdown in their last two games. They've played Baltimore and San Diego, but I can't imagine that there is any sort of cause-and-effect connection there, so let's get on with the Brodie Croyle Era already. By the way, Larry Johnson is still on pace for 402 carries. We'll be having a moment of silence for Johnson's career at some point in the second half of Saturday's game, when he officially passes into the danger zone.

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32 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 8:07pm by Yaguar

20 Dec 2006, 04:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Carson Palmer Injured?

Attention: Unsubstantiated Rumor Alert. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Carson Palmer was injured in Monday night's loss to Indianapolis, possibly as bad as a torn rotator cuff. For now, this is a rumor, but PFT does have a good record on these rumors turning out to be facts. Not a perfect record, though, so again: Unsubstantiated Rumor Alert.

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38 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2006, 12:27am by Gus

19 Dec 2006, 05:51pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 DVOA Ratings

San Diego moves back on top, the Saints and Bengals drop, and the NFC West is very, very, very bad. The new DVOA ratings are here, and the commentary available on FOXSports.com.

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180 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 3:58am by the other Chris

19 Dec 2006, 04:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Welcome to BCS High School

What if all 32 bowl games were kids in your high school class? The best entries are the Texas Bowl and the International Bowl. Seriously, what is the point of the International Bowl???

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10 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2006, 3:07pm by zlionsfan

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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