Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Dec 2006, 07:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

This week, the top four stay the same in the total ratings while Dallas takes a slim lead in weighted DVOA. The Titans and Jets are rising, the Redskins are falling, and the Giants and Eagles just won't die. Well, their DVOA ratings won't die; the Giants might kill each other in real life. Commentary now available on FOXSports.com.

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225 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2006, 12:39am by Gus

04 Dec 2006, 09:41pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads Week 13

Live, from the Howard Johnson Express in Bellmawr, New Jersey -- Quick Reads! This week: Evil Rex will not die, a shocking last-place finisher among running backs, some defensive back comments, and a very interesting fantasy football fact from Al Bogdan.

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52 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2006, 5:14pm by zlionsfan

04 Dec 2006, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz

Use of McCown Heightens Folly

Rob Parker of the Detroit News on perhaps this season's strangest story: the switch of Josh McCown from quarterback to wide receiver. Parker has a good point. The Detroit Lions are 2-10, so even if McCown actually is a better receiver than Mike Williams right now, doesn't it make sense to at least stick Williams in there to find out if he has any future whatsoever? Instead, the Lions are actually talking about switching McCown to receiver permanently.

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42 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2006, 3:04pm by zlionsfan

03 Dec 2006, 10:24pm by Aaron Schatz

No Rematch: Florida to Meet Ohio State for BCS Title

Consider this a place to discuss the BCS matchups, and the decision of Florida over Michigan, until Confessions goes up Monday evening. Other than Florida-Ohio State, here are your matchups: USC-Michigan in an old school Rose Bowl, Wake Forest-Louisville in the Orange Bowl, Notre Dame-LSU in the Sugar Bowl, and Oklahoma-Boise State in the Tostitos This Is Not The Championship Just The Plain Old Fiesta Bowl. Link to Pete Fiutak's analysis.

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107 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2006, 8:28am by kibbles

30 Nov 2006, 03:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Random thoughts about Cincinnati and Baltimore

Aaron Schatz's thoughts on the Bengals-Ravens rematch tonight on the NFL Network. (Click link to read more.)

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30 Nov 2006, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz

Facts Tame Lions

New England fans know that Bill Belichick will go out of his way to praise every upcoming opponent as if it was the best team in football. This week, it reached the ultimate point of absurdity with his comments about the Detroit Lions. "Third-and-18, it doesn't bother them ... Jon Kitna's completed 15, 20 passes in a row ... they have a very good offensive line." Put the crack pipe down, Bill. Honestly, how can you make the Lions look like a difficult opponent?

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36 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 10:36pm by Jason Mulgrew aka The Mul Dawg aka J-Rocka

28 Nov 2006, 07:45pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

Chicago is still number one overall for the year, but our weighted numbers show Baltimore as number one by the slimmest of margins. The latest DVOA ratings are here, commentary now posted at FOXSports.com. Plus, can you guess where the Colts rank in Pythagorean wins?

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189 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2006, 1:59pm by jebmak

27 Nov 2006, 11:01pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 12

Corey Dillon, Priest Holmes, Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Edgerrin James. If you know what Joseph Addai has in common with these five running backs, you know the main story in this week's Quick Reads.

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93 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 7:06pm by hector

27 Nov 2006, 07:45pm by Aaron Schatz

Cowboys Release Mike Vanderjagt

You knew this was going to happen, didn't you? Mike Vanderjagt will be replaced with -- oh, yes it is true -- Martin Gramatica. This is why you don't spend a lot of money on kickers, folks.

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83 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2006, 1:53am by Playit

25 Nov 2006, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: NO-ATL, CHI-NE

Twenty-one years ago in New Orleans, the Bears embarassed the Patriots in Super Bowl XX. Nine weeks ago in New Orleans, the Saints embarassed the Falcons as they made their emotional return to the Superdome. The second game may be more recent than the first, but neither one really tells us anything about what to expect when these four teams play each other on Sunday.

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34 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2006, 3:50am by Bearcat