16 Jan 2006, 12:12am by Aaron Schatz
Consider this an open thread to talk about the Final Four until Audibles goes up tomorrow. I really don't care about what Don Banks wrote, I just wanted to point one thing out.
He ranks the four remaining teams in order of their chances to win the Super Bowl like this: Carolina, Denver, Pittsburgh, Seattle. Why Carolina? "The Panthers are the only team that has managed to put two very impressive games together."
Can you tell where that reasoning breaks down?
59 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 1:30pm by MJK
14 Jan 2006, 10:02pm by Aaron Schatz
The Indianapolis Colts blitz less often than any other defense in the NFL. How much less? The team ranked 31st blitzed THREE TIMES as often as the Colts. I got to use STATS Inc. numbers on team blitzes because the NY Times pays for those rights, but the tackle breakdowns for Bob Sanders and Gary Brackett come from the FO individual defensive stats.
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16 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 1:48pm by ChicagoScott
13 Jan 2006, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Blah blah blah respect blah blah terrible towel blah blah blah Ed McCaffrey Spicy Mustard blah blah blah no huddle offense blah blah. Blah blah our numbers and tape analysis by Michael David Smith, Aaron Schatz previews the second round of the AFC blah blah.
127 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2006, 1:58am by thad
13 Jan 2006, 01:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Saturday, Washington hopes to continue its hot streak against the Seahawks, but can the Redskins keep enough of their players out of the trainer's room? Sunday, Chicago and Carolina meet up in the first NFL playoff game in history where the over-under is an imaginary number. With the help of our numbers and tape analysis by Michael David Smith, Aaron Schatz previews the second round of the NFC playoffs. And sorry about the server issues. It's like an old television, if you kick it a couple times it will turn on again for a while.
65 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2006, 10:20am by posy
13 Jan 2006, 12:10am by Aaron Schatz
Some people just have too much time on their hands.
28 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2006, 8:53pm by just another steve
10 Jan 2006, 10:51pm by Aaron Schatz
For the first time, we're keeping track of DVOA into the playoffs as we continue to produce power rankings for FOXSports.com. Here's a look at 18 weeks worth of play-by-play, plus DVOA for each game in the first round of the playoffs and similarity scores for Eli Manning and Chris Simms. Further commentary is here at FOXSports.com.
183 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2006, 2:24am by Christian X
09 Jan 2006, 07:08pm by Aaron Schatz
You thought the Quick Reads were over, but no!
46 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2006, 3:33pm by ernie cohen
06 Jan 2006, 07:57pm by Aaron Schatz
Bitter AFC North rivals face off for a third time, and the defending champion New England Patriots bring out the magic beans against some team from Florida. Who are they again? Oh, yes, the Jaguars. With help from Michael David Smithâ€™s tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the AFC wild card contests.
82 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2006, 4:48am by Sid
06 Jan 2006, 07:48pm by Aaron Schatz
Each year, King Kaufman of Salon.com tracks the preseason picks of all the pundits he can find, including all the ESPN and SI guys and the big preseason magazines like Street & Smith's and Athlon Sports. This year, the most accurate preseason predictions belonged to ... ME! Yay! (And people say this stat stuff doesn't work for football!) This is the second straight year that Football Outsiders has delivered the most accurate preseason predictions in football, sort of. Why sort of?
17 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2006, 6:32pm by admin
06 Jan 2006, 06:43pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a link to today's chat at BaseballProspectus.com, discussing the playoffs, the strange 2005 divide between good teams and bad teams, the future of Joe Horn, and a fantasy sleeper for 2006 that you may have forgotten about.
10 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2006, 3:58pm by Jerry F.