Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Nov 2016, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: November 10

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.)

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10 Nov 2016, 01:57pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: NFL's Toughest, Easiest Remaining Schedules

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.

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09 Nov 2016, 06:26pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 10 Playoff Odds

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.

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08 Nov 2016, 08:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 DVOA Ratings

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

ESPN: Best/Worst Offenses at Staying on Schedule

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.

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03 Nov 2016, 03:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: November 3

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.)

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02 Nov 2016, 12:09pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 9 Playoff Odds

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.)

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01 Nov 2016, 06:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

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

Off The Charts Podcast: October 27

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

ESPN: Week 8 Playoff Odds

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.

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