10 Nov 2006, 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
62 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 11:22pm by ttomas
10 Nov 2006, 07:03pm 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: 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.
6 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 11:03am by kleph
09 Nov 2006, 12:49am by Aaron Schatz
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.
33 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2006, 3:19am by Jerry
08 Nov 2006, 06:22pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
24 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 1:50pm by serendipity
07 Nov 2006, 06:09pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
287 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2006, 3:48pm by Pat
06 Nov 2006, 06:24pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
94 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2006, 11:24am by Wanker79
04 Nov 2006, 07:55pm by Aaron Schatz
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?
63 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2006, 9:21pm by Pat
03 Nov 2006, 11:04pm by Aaron Schatz
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.)
03 Nov 2006, 08:20pm 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: LaDainian Tomlinson tape breakdown, the Dwight Freeney overrated paradox, how the Patriots played Steve Hutchinson, Jake Scott's monster game against Denver, Arizona vs. #1 receivers, and the problem of Pittsburgh's single blowout and its effect on DVOA.
10 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2006, 11:15am by Mike B.
02 Nov 2006, 11:20pm by Aaron Schatz
The play of guards usually goes unnoticed, but not by Aaron Schatz. (Click link to read more.)