25 Nov 2006, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz
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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25 Nov 2006, 11:47am by Aaron Schatz
This is interesting for two reasons. First, this is the first NFL game all season to be blacked out in the home market due to lack of ticket sales. Second, both of the guys who were supposed to chart this game for us live in Buffalo and can't actually see the game. If anyone out there either lives in Jacksonville or has Sunday Ticket and isn't busy watching another game at the time, can you please email charting-at-footballoutsiders.com? Shawn Krest, who charts games for us and for a Buffalo sports blog as well, is willing to reimburse for the copy of the tape or DVD.
41 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2006, 1:58pm by Abarine
24 Nov 2006, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: similarity scores for Charlie Frye and Alex Smith, Good Rex Grossman vs. Evil Rex Grossman, establishing the run still isn't important, and why Mike Tanier loves Thanksgiving high school football.
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24 Nov 2006, 04:10pm by Aaron Schatz
What can San Francisco fans expect from the rest of Alex Smith's career? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try to find out. (Click link to read more.)
24 Nov 2006, 03:10pm by Aaron Schatz
Can we do an Extra Point on something that isn't linkable? Len Pasquarelli has put together a great all-star team of lesser-known players over at ESPN.com. The rules are simple: players must be in their third year or later, they cannot be first-round picks, and you cannot include anyone who has been to the Pro Bowl as a positional player. This is the sort of thing that should spur awesome FO reader debate -- except it's a flash doo-hickey and I have no idea how to link it. So, sorry ESPN, we're going to discuss your team without actually sending you traffic.
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24 Nov 2006, 10:04am by Aaron Schatz
When does establishing the run matter? Apparently never. (Click link to read more.)
24 Nov 2006, 12:45am by Aaron Schatz
What could the other network be? (Click link to read more.)
23 Nov 2006, 12:00am by Aaron Schatz
Few NFL rivalries are as bitter as Denver vs. Kansas City. As they get ready to meet in the NFL's first-ever "third" Thanksgiving game, we figured it was the perfect time to post our long-awaited look back at the year Denver and Kansas City were the two best teams in the NFL -- which is also the earliest year for which DVOA currently exists.
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21 Nov 2006, 05:45pm by Aaron Schatz
The new DVOA ratings shift things around a bit. The Giants and Colts fall, while the Jaguars, Panthers, and Browns rise. Wait a minute, did you say Browns? Commentary on FOXSports.com features the first annual DVOA Commentary All-Optimism Special. Plus a special announcement: Introducing the Football Outsiders Swag Shoppe!
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21 Nov 2006, 11:14am by Aaron Schatz
Rex Grossman: the king of making blowouts even more lopsided.