10 Nov 2016, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz
This week on the Off The Charts Podcast you'll get a lot of discussion of the NFC North and AFC West. How much of a problem is the Minnesota offensive line? Why does DVOA hate Detroit's defense so much? And why is Oakland still behind Denver in our ratings? (Click for audio link.)
10 Nov 2016, 01:57pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a look at the schedule the rest of the way, both opponents and home/road splits. Schedule will keep Buffalo and San Diego in the wild-card race, and may hurt both Washington and Philadelphia compared to division rivals Dallas and New York.
09 Nov 2016, 06:26pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's the weekly playoff odds report on ESPN.com, with a look at Oakland on the cusp of finally breaking its 13-year streak of missing the postseason.
08 Nov 2016, 08:14pm by Aaron Schatz
The year of no great teams continues. The 4-4 Eagles are the worst team to ever rank No. 1 at midseason, and the 5-3 Texans are the worst team in DVOA to ever have a winning record at midseason (with Detroit not far behind).
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04 Nov 2016, 11:22am by Aaron Schatz
Today's ESPN Insider feature looks at which offenses are the best at "staying on schedule" by getting consistent gains and keeping favorable down-and-distance situations. Dallas, New Orleans, and Atlanta are near the top of the league, with Baltimore, Minnesota, and Seattle near the bottom.
03 Nov 2016, 03:59pm by Aaron Schatz
This week on the Off The Charts podcast we discuss whether the Patriots are the best team in the NFL and whether the Chiefs are better than anyone realizes. Plus: who are the favorites for the NFC wild cards, and which teams currently out of the top six can make a run? (Click for audio link.)
02 Nov 2016, 12:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Here is this week's playoff odds commentary on ESPN Insider, with a look at the most important games of Week 9 and the tight race for the No. 2 seed in the NFC. (Note: Link now fixed.)
01 Nov 2016, 06:53pm by Aaron Schatz
There are good explanations for why Philadelphia is still No. 1 in DVOA, and why New England isn't No. 1 yet. But there's no good explanation for why so many field goal kickers are struggling in 2016, especially on clutch kicks.
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27 Oct 2016, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz
The subjects on this week's Off The Charts podcast include: What's going on with Detroit's three-game winning streak? Why is Philadelphia now so far ahead of the rest of the league in DVOA? And can Miami possibly ride the running game to a playoff spot, or will the lack of a passing attack eventually catch up with the Dolphins? (Click for audio link.)
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26 Oct 2016, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's this week's rundown of the FO playoff odds on ESPN. The NFC has moved back to a big gap between the top six teams and everyone else, while in the AFC it's a race to see who can snag two wild cards and who gets left out because some lousy AFC South team has to get in.