Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Dec 2016, 06:12pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 15 Playoff Odds

Here's this week's ESPN playoff odds commentary, looking at an odd week where lots of games have major seeding ramifications but only one has major ramifications as far as whether both teams make it into the playoffs or not.

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13 Dec 2016, 07:28pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

New England and Dallas keep the top two spots in DVOA, improving a little over last week. Meanwhile, Green Bay's DVOA skyrockets and Seattle plummets, as the Seahawks suffer their worst loss since Matt Hasselbeck was still the starting quarterback.

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09 Dec 2016, 04:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: December 9

This week's Off The Charts podcast looks at last night's Raiders-Chiefs game and what those teams can do going forward. Plus a closer look at the Detroit Lions and the Monday night Ravens-Patriots tilt. (Click for audio link.)

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07 Dec 2016, 02:29am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 14 Playoff Odds

The weekly playoff odds commentary on ESPN Insider goes further in depth on just how important Thursday's Oakland-Kansas City game is for determining who represents the AFC in Super Bowl LI, plus notes on all the other teams still contending for the postseason.

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06 Dec 2016, 07:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)

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02 Dec 2016, 06:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: December 2

This week's Off The Charts podcast looks at the top five teams in DVOA, and their strengths and weaknesses. There's a special look at updated playoff odds that account for Thursday night's Minnesota loss as well as Rob Gronkowski's injury. Finally, a deeper look at Sunday's huge Baltimore-Miami game.

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02 Dec 2016, 01:57pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Worst NFL Divisions Since 2002

Is the AFC South of 2016 the worst division since the NFL went to a four-team, eight-division setup in 2002? Or does that title belong to the NFC West in one of any number of awful years?

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30 Nov 2016, 10:54am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 13 Playoff Odds

Here's this week's ESPN Insider odds commentary, going through all of the teams still in the playoff race. The Miami at Baltimore game this week is huge and fascinating, given the quality of the Ravens run defense.

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29 Nov 2016, 08:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Two new teams rise to No. 1: Atlanta in total DVOA, Dallas in weighted DVOA. Neither comes close to the No. 1 teams of years past. But one unit this year is challenging for all-time greatness: the Baltimore run defense.

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23 Nov 2016, 05:01pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: November 23

This week's Off The Charts Podcast goes in depth with previews of the Thanksgiving games, plus a look at how Seattle has structured the roster to stay on top of our DVOA ratings for five years. (Click for audio link.)

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