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11 Nov 2006, 11:14pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NY Times: NFL Kickers Are Judged on the Wrong Criteria

The idea behind this column is simple: NFL kickers are more consistent kicking off than they are kicking field goals. But until I did the research for this article, I had no idea just how dramatic the difference really is.

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59 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2010, 1:35pm by Jameszeee

10 Nov 2006, 09:38pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Do some teams play the same no matter the opponent?

Aaron Schatz examines which teams are consistent, no matter who the opponent is. (Click link to read more.)

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10 Nov 2006, 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Midseason Projections

Here are the fourth annual FO midseason projections. This year, projections say the surprise team of the second half will be Chicago -- and not in a good way.

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62 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 11:22pm by ttomas

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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