19 Jan 2015, 06:28pm by Aaron Schatz
After the Patriots have one of the top five single-game performances of the season, our weighted DVOA ratings score Super Bowl XLIX as perhaps the biggest toss-up in SB history.
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18 Jan 2015, 10:32pm by Aaron Schatz
You know the AFC Championship game is a blowout when reporters start putting out coaching hire news. Lots of people are now reporting that Gary Kubiak will be the new head coach of the Denver Broncos. (Click to read more.)
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16 Jan 2015, 04:08pm by Aaron Schatz
John Fox is one of only six coaches in NFL history to take two different teams to a Super Bowl. Now he'll try to make it three as the new head coach of the Chicago Bears.
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16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz
Seattle brings out the NFL's best running game against a team that has trouble stopping the run. Can a hobbled Aaron Rodgers somehow have enough success against the stellar Seattle defense to overcome all the yards Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch will gain?
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16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz
Great article over at the MMQB site about the former college football players who have made a second career as actors and body doubles in football movies and commercials. They all want to grow up to be the Old Spice Guy.
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16 Jan 2015, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
Prize for whoever can work the best "Settlers of Catan" reference into tweets during the NFC Championship Game.
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14 Jan 2015, 12:43pm by Aaron Schatz
Because I just can't get enough of writing about the 1991 Philadelphia Eagles, here's a look at where the 2012-2014 Seattle Seahawks defense ranks all-time. I ranked all defenses over three-year periods by harmonic mean of DVOA. If we Andreas Shepard's estimated historical DVOA ratings to go back to 1950, the 2012-2014 Seahawks are 18th and the 1969-1971 Minnesota Vikings are No. 1. This article also specifically explains why Seattle's defense was not as good this year, and how that changed in the last six weeks.
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14 Jan 2015, 11:31am by Aaron Schatz
I think Mike Florio has the best sarcastic take on this hire: "Raiders are either brilliant or the opposite of it." Jack Del Rio had some good years running the Jacksonville Jaguars in the early part of this century, but he seems like the kind of veteran head coach you bring in when you have a team with a strong offense that needs to improve on defense to get over the hump. Does he really seem like the guy to build a team that needs building from scratch like the Raiders? Isn't this a team that needs to blow the doors off the building with a really creative young hire?
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13 Jan 2015, 11:59pm by Aaron Schatz
The New York Jets have their new brain trust. Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will be the Jets' new head coach. I'm sure that he'll have lots of fun with the 3-4 defense Rex Ryan left behind. Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson certainly give him the equivalent of Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell.
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12 Jan 2015, 04:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Updated weighted DVOA ratings through two weeks of the 2014 postseason have Seattle on top and New England and Green Bay right behind, but Indianapolis a few places back.
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