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30 Oct 2017, 08:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Patriots Deal Garoppolo to 49ers

No, seriously, this is a thing that is happening. After allegedly spending the 2017 offseason turning down offers of first-round picks for their backup quarterback/Brady heir apparent, the Patriots pulled the trigger tonight on a deal to send Garoppolo to San Francisco for the 49ers' second-round pick. It's going to be a very high pick in that round. I have so many questions. Why now and not before the 2017 draft? Have they finally decided that Brady is serious about playing until he's 45, but they didn't think he was serious before?

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30 Oct 2017, 07:12pm by Aaron Schatz

UPDATE: Terms of Duane Brown Trade Change

Offensive line continuity is nice but guys who can actually play are nicer. The Seahawks make a nice upgrade to their biggest weakness by dealing for disgruntled Texans left tackle Duane Brown. Details still to be announced. The Texans, I guess, made the decision they were not going to pay what Brown wanted in a new contract. He's currently supposed to make $9.75 million in 2018, the last year of his old deal, and wants a new one.

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27 Oct 2017, 12:03pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: NFL's Top 10 Defenses

For ESPN Insider, here's a look at the top 10 defenses of the year by DVOA. I break down some of the strengths and weakneses for each, and look at certain trends that might indicate continued success -- or regression to the mean.

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26 Oct 2017, 04:17pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 26

On this week's Off The Charts podcast: Some mind-blowing stats on the Jacksonville defense and its crazy split between run and pass defense, plus in-depth previews of Dallas at Washington and the Thursday night Miami at Baltimore game. (Click for audio link)

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24 Oct 2017, 06:52pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

Pittsburgh moves on top of our DVOA ratings after Week 7. Surprise teams including the Rams and Jaguars have very strong odds to join the Steelers in the playoffs. On the other end are the Awful Eight, far behind the rest of the league, including one of the worst 4-2 teams ever.

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20 Oct 2017, 12:40pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: E-mail Issues

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20 Oct 2017, 12:45am by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 19

This week on the Off The Charts Podcast, we discuss life in Green Bay after Aaron Rodgers and the unsung defenses of the AFC North. Plus Charles McDonald joins us to preview Sunday night's huge Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl rematch. (Click for audio link.)

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19 Oct 2017, 01:06pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Playoff Chances for Struggling Contenders

Our latest ESPN Insider feature looks at some struggling contenders: what's gone wrong, and what are the chances those teams can rebound and make a playoff run? Regression hit Oakland harder than expected, and it hit the Tampa Bay defense just like we expected. What's happened to Dallas is a little harder to understand.

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17 Oct 2017, 07:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 6 DVOA Ratings

The No. 1 Chiefs lost their first game. The No. 30 team is 3-2. The Jaguars have the worst DVOA ever for the top-ranked defense after Week 6. These are among the signs of how strong parity has been so far during the 2017 NFL season.

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12 Oct 2017, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 12

A new episode of the Off The Charts podcast is super NFC-centric. We look at Philadelphia's hot start and Carson Wentz's awesome third-down numbers. Then we've got some shocking numbers about just how many in-game injuries there have been in 2017 compared to 2016, and in-depth previews of this week's most important games: Green Bay at Minnesota and Detroit at New Orleans. (Click for audio link.)

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