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28 Oct 2014, 06:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

Five teams in the NFL are 6-1 or 6-2. One of those teams, Denver, ranks among the best teams we've ever tracked. None of the other four teams even rank in the DVOA top ten right now. Why not?

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139 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2014, 10:39am by mitch

28 Oct 2014, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Tampa Trades Barron to Rams, Casillias to Pats

Tampa Bay is your one team active at the trade deadline, trading safety Mark Barron to St. Louis for fourth- and sixth-round picks, and backup linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots for... oh, probably not much, but it isn't announced yet. Barron is the big deal here. Really, if I ran an NFL team I would happily trade a fourth and a sixth to get a guy who just two years ago was the No. 7 overall pick in the whole draft... and who has been completely misused by his current head coach. Mark Barron is a strong safety. He belongs in the box. He is not your Cover-2 deep guy.

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19 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2014, 11:02am by dryheat

21 Oct 2014, 06:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

Denver: great team, or the greatest team? Would you be satisfied with "one of the ten greatest teams?" Plus: hard times in the NFC South, where defense goes to die.

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163 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2014, 12:23am by ziuziu

20 Oct 2014, 05:29pm by Aaron Schatz

The NFL's Best Baseball Players

From our own J.J. Cooper in his other life as a writer for Baseball America, here's a list of the top five baseball prospects among current NFL players. Peyton Manning and John Fox certainly wish Russell Wilson had played better in short-season ball.

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2 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2014, 5:21pm by justanothersteve

18 Oct 2014, 03:07pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Broncos' D Now Matches Offense

Over at ESPN Insider, a look at the Denver Broncos defense which ranks No. 2 in DVOA so far this season.

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15 Oct 2014, 11:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Where Have You Gone, Robert Quinn?

A play-by-play breakdown of Monday night's game shows how little Robert Quinn accomplished against 49ers tackle Joe Staley. (Click to read more.)

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14 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2014, 10:13pm by LionInAZ

15 Oct 2014, 03:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Deep Drive: The New York Jets' 1-5 Mess

Thanks to Chase Stuart on Twitter for pointing out this well-written analysis of the state of the New York Jets. There's a persuasive argument here that it's time to move on from Rex Ryan. Personally, I think Ryan did a very good job in New York his first few years but I agree that it is time for a new direction there. And as writer Joe Caporoso points out, when you look just at players brought in during the last two seasons, blaming John Idzik for the problems doesn't really seem realistic.

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50 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2014, 12:12pm by amineunited

14 Oct 2014, 05:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 6 DVOA Ratings

Why is John Harbaugh so happy? His math-lovin' left guard just told him how much the numbers love the Ravens this year. But why aren't the numbers as excited as the public when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys?

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125 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2014, 4:47pm by theslothook

09 Oct 2014, 05:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Georgia RB Todd Gurley Suspended

We don't normally throw up news XP for college players, but this is the current Heisman favorite, after all. Apparently, some sort of NCAA rules violation is being investigated.

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6 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2014, 5:20pm by Eddo

09 Oct 2014, 04:38pm by Aaron Schatz

The Trade: 25 Years Later

Remembering the biggest trade in NFL history, 25 years later. The Cowboys traded Herschel Walker to Minnesota on October 12, 1989. They got back five players and eight picks. This article explains how it all went down and why the Cowboys didn't care about the players at all. It was all about the picks.

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16 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2014, 4:17pm by tuluse