07 Oct 2006, 09:43pm by Aaron Schatz
In this week's game previews: the actual game hidden behind the T.O. hype, and Pittsburgh vs. San Diego in a rematch of one of the best games of 2005.
43 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2006, 9:47pm by Justin Zeth
06 Oct 2006, 10:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz takes an early look at the NFL’s newest statistic. (Click link to read more.)
06 Oct 2006, 10:50pm by Aaron Schatz
Has 2006 been the year of the turnover? Aaron Schatz answers one reader's question. (Click link to read.)
05 Oct 2006, 06:24pm by Aaron Schatz
Every so often I go looking through the referral logs, and visit some of the blogs that link to us. Here's one from reader Pacifist Viking (a name you might recognize from the discussion threads), and he looks at which teams might actually want Randy Moss when he inevitably gets traded out of Oakland in 2007. I really should do this more often; one of the original goals of Extra Points was to link to more local papers and blogs, rather than just lots of ESPN.com stuff.
32 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2006, 9:10am by Dion Johnson
04 Oct 2006, 11:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders has the only game more fun than Risk to play during the Packers-Eagles game. (Click link to read more.)
04 Oct 2006, 11:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Randy Moss is continuing to struggle in a Raiders uniform, but does that mean he is done? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to attempt to find the future of Randy Moss. (Click link to read more.)
03 Oct 2006, 10:55pm by Aaron Schatz
I guess playing like crap during a nationally broadcast game is not a good idea. The Wisconsin writers were calling for this, and they got it. Seriously, though, was Carroll that bad? I don't mean "was Carroll so bad that they had to take away his starting job and sign Charles Woodson," because the answer to that one is clearly "yes." But unless I'm mistaken, the Packers are on the hook for Carroll's salary for this season. That's a sunk cost. Most teams carry five cornerbacks.
65 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 9:08pm by Zac
03 Oct 2006, 08:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Chicago and San Diego are atop the league, both in DVOA for 2006 and the early-season DAVE formula. Also leaping up this week: Kansas City, Dallas, and Washington. UPDATE: Commentary now available on FOXSports.com.
239 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2006, 5:42pm by Mike
03 Oct 2006, 06:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's this week's look at the best and worst performances of the week by DPAR, delayed a day due to the Jewish holiday. That's right, DPAR -- this week we add in opponent adjustments for the first time. It was a big week for quarterbacks named Marc(k) and a bad week for quarterbacks recovering from ACL injuries. Also: Is Reggie Bush the NFL's worst running back when it comes to actual running? (By the way, DVOA ratings are also delayed due to the holiday, and Any Given Sunday is delayed because Ned had some travel problems this weekend.)
40 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2006, 6:35pm by NewsToTom
30 Sep 2006, 05:00pm by Aaron Schatz
The two biggest games of NFL Week 4 each match up two of the seven remaining unbeaten teams. They will be played on the first day of October, but these games may have major implications for playoff seeding in January.
23 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2006, 10:13pm by The Mulgrew