26 Dec 2006, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz
The natural order of things has been re-established: the AFC is the superior conference, as Chicago falls behind New England and Jacksonville in the weighted formula. The Cowboys and Giants keep falling, the Saints and Eagles keep rising, and the 8-7 AFC teams are all better than the 9-6 AFC teams -- as long as you ignore Tennessee's first four games. Ratings here, commentary on FOXSports.com.
113 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2006, 7:47pm by The Mul Dawg
26 Dec 2006, 05:02pm by Aaron Schatz
Yes, will the last Minnesota veteran to be cut please turn out the lights? Marcus Robinson is already gone, and there are definitely more guys who will go over the next couple months.
17 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:17pm by Spyker
26 Dec 2006, 11:47am by Aaron Schatz
If the whole point of the flex scheduling was to allow NBC to show meaningful matchups late in the season, why on earth did they choose Green Bay-Chicago as the final prime time game of the season? What, Brett Favre again? By this point, most people seem to think he's not retiring, so this actually isn't his final game, and I can't imagine that many people across the country care about watching Brett Favre play the Chicago backups (except for maybe us Adrian Peterson acolytes). There's an excellent chance that Green Bay will be out of the playoff hunt before this game starts.
38 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:59pm by adwred
25 Dec 2006, 10:22pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's the weekly review of which players were best and worst according to Football Outsiders stats (Monday games excluded, of course). This week, a look at the best and worst teams to pass or run against this year, the most similar seasons to Vince Young, and Brett Favre's biggest problem. Plus: Which was higher, Chris Weinke pass attempts or shotgun direct snaps to DeAngelo Williams?
62 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2006, 11:58pm by Pat
24 Dec 2006, 08:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Christmas time is here, by golly, disapproval would be folly. Deck the halls with hunks of holly, fill the cup and don't say when. Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens, mix the punch, drag out the Dickens. As the playoff race a-thickens, the Eagles face T.O. again.
12 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2006, 3:25pm by Harris
22 Dec 2006, 03:54pm 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: What is DeAngelo Hall doing in the Pro Bowl, why the Colts don't allow runs around left end, the top 10 special teams of the DVOA era, Delayed Reaction Hate Mail of the Week, and Mike Tanier's rant on insane Philadelphia fans who want to permanently replace Donovan McNabb with Jeff Garcia. Plus: updated 2006 charting stats on the best and worst cornerbacks. There are a few interesting surprises in there. Is Pac-Man Jones now the best cornerback in football?
34 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2006, 5:03pm by Wanker79
22 Dec 2006, 11:29am by Aaron Schatz
The game charting statistics answer today's magic question. (Click link to read more.)
21 Dec 2006, 02:36pm by Aaron Schatz
The word out of Kansas City is that Herm Edwards will consider replacing Trent Green with Brodie Croyle next season. After all, the Chiefs have scored only one touchdown in their last two games. They've played Baltimore and San Diego, but I can't imagine that there is any sort of cause-and-effect connection there, so let's get on with the Brodie Croyle Era already. By the way, Larry Johnson is still on pace for 402 carries. We'll be having a moment of silence for Johnson's career at some point in the second half of Saturday's game, when he officially passes into the danger zone.
32 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 8:07pm by Yaguar
20 Dec 2006, 04:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Attention: Unsubstantiated Rumor Alert. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Carson Palmer was injured in Monday night's loss to Indianapolis, possibly as bad as a torn rotator cuff. For now, this is a rumor, but PFT does have a good record on these rumors turning out to be facts. Not a perfect record, though, so again: Unsubstantiated Rumor Alert.
38 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2006, 12:27am by Gus
19 Dec 2006, 05:51pm by Aaron Schatz
San Diego moves back on top, the Saints and Bengals drop, and the NFC West is very, very, very bad. The new DVOA ratings are here, and the commentary available on FOXSports.com.
180 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 3:58am by the other Chris