Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

30 Oct 2006, 06:38pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 8

"The long-awaited maturation of Michael Vick is finally here," say the pundits. Do our numbers agree? Plus, learn how Marc Bulger has turned around Scott Linehan's biggest problem, how Philip Rivers wins with consistency, and who wins the Football Outsiders running back Halloween costume contest.

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28 Oct 2006, 12:29pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Preview: IND-DEN

The NFL's best offense against a historically stingy defense. A struggling offense, hit by one very important injury, against a struggling defense, hit by numerous injuries. Before they prepare to face rock, scissors tries to cut apart paper one more time. Plus, a bonus NY Sun excerpt, Michael David Smith addresses the clock-management blunders in Philadelphia.

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27 Oct 2006, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, October 21-27

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: Cleveland firing Maurice Carthon, does Dallas really have a top five defense, Terrell Owens as the Cowboys' number two receiver, teams with top ten players on both sides of the ball, and an update on the NFL's new quarterback hits statistic.

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27 Oct 2006, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz

Top 10 Players

Not every team can have a player who ranks in the top ten of offense or defense. Aaron Schatz examines which teams in the NFL are blessed with a top ten player on each side of the ball. (Click link to read more.)

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24 Oct 2006, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

Chicago moves back into the top spot of this week's DVOA ratings, while the Giants make this year's Treacherous Three into a Gang of Four. Lots of good teams are packed closely together, but why is 2-4 Pittsburgh ahead of three 5-1 teams and the undefeated Colts? That's explained in the FOXSports.com commentary.

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24 Oct 2006, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Does Dallas really have a top five defense?

Aaron Schatz answers a question as to why the Dallas defense is ranked so high in defensive DVOA. (Click link to read more.)

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23 Oct 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 7

Here's our weekly look at the best and worst players according to our DPAR statistics. Joey Harrington, despite over 400 passing yards, is not at the top of the list. This week I also give Damon Huard his props, but preach caution regarding Michael Vick, Tony Gonzalez, and Leon Washington.

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21 Oct 2006, 01:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: PIT-ATL, WAS-IND

In the 2006 NFL preseason, only two teams were winless: Pittsburgh and Washington. Those struggles have continued into the regular season, and each team has just two wins. Lose on the road this Sunday, and it may be too late to turn things around for a playoff run. Find out which team has a better shot at win number three.

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20 Oct 2006, 01:11pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Champ Bailey

Aaron Schatz explains Denver’s poor DVOA against #1 wide receivers, despite the presence of Champ Bailey. (Click link to read more.)

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19 Oct 2006, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz

EPC Special: Why Can't Arizona Run?

Who bears responsibility for Arizona's crushing loss on Monday night? The coaching staff? Edgerrin James? The offensive line? If it's the offensive line, which linemen are Arizona's biggest problems? Aaron plays MDS for a day and breaks down every play of the last ten minutes in a search for clues.

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