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20 Jan 2014, 02:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 20 DVOA Ratings

Fun with chalk: The top two teams in DVOA make the Super Bowl for the first time since 2002 and only the third time since 1989.

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124 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2014, 6:27am by oimeoi

19 Jan 2014, 03:45pm by Aaron Schatz

FO on the Betting Dork Podcast

I did an annual appearance on the Betting Dork podcast last week in between working on playoff previews and dealing with my usual nonsense. We didn't do much on the conference championships, but talked a bit about futures for 2014, Twitter criticism, and the limits of both stat analysis and all-22 footage.

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17 Jan 2014, 06:50pm by Aaron Schatz

2014 NFC Championship Preview

The secret to this year's NFC Championship game is that the Seattle defense played like more than the sum of its parts this year ... and the San Francisco defense played like a bit less than the sum of its parts.

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45 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2014, 3:58pm by LionInAZ

15 Jan 2014, 06:01pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Reader Awards Preliminary Thread

Hey everybody. Almost time for those FO reader awards, and I've got a bit of a problem this year. Well, two problems, and I was hoping you could all help out. (Click to read more.)

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178 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2014, 5:10pm by Duke

14 Jan 2014, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell Head Coach

Yeah, I'm not getting this one. We know that Caldwell made some decisions that helped turn around the Baltimore Ravens offense last year, which in turn helped lead to their Super Bowl run. However, that same offense then collapsed this year -- on the run, they collapsed so completely that they had one of the worst running games of all time. Caldwell went to a Super Bowl with the Colts, but we all agree he basically was carried there by Peyton Manning and all the leftover talent from the Dungy era, right?

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91 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2014, 7:05pm by Alexander

13 Jan 2014, 08:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 19 DVOA Ratings

The big surprise of Divisional weekend is that there were no surprises, so why should DVOA be any different? Our final four rank 1, 2, 3, and 5 in weighted DVOA.

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90 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2014, 7:23pm by bravehoptoad

10 Jan 2014, 08:58pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Divisional Round Preview

In Seattle Saturday afternoon, everything is coming up Seahawks except recent playoff history. For Carolina's rematch with San Francisco, the difference may be the players who didn't get on the field nine weeks ago.

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35 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2014, 5:33pm by KamMoye

06 Jan 2014, 05:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 18 DVOA Ratings

Postseason DVOA ratings show how the Seahawks and Chargers were getting hotter at the end of the season. Plus: Two of this weekend's four games are exact ties by VOA before opponent adjustments.

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70 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2014, 2:44pm by CeeBee

06 Jan 2014, 03:46pm by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on B.S. Report

It's my long-awaited return to the B.S. Report, to discuss this year's NFL playoffs. Things get a little rushed because I had to go parent, but we do get in some discussion of the Divisional round as well as the recent history of upsets in the playoffs. Note that in the podcast, I said our Premium picks were 1-3 vs. the spread this weekend, 2-2 if you use the original KC-IND line. Actually, they were 2-2 vs. the spread (SD and SF), 3-1 with the original KC-IND line.

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16 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2014, 8:42pm by Matthias Galvin

04 Jan 2014, 04:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Black Monday Late Addition: Mike Munchak Fired

The Titans took their sweet time, I guess, but today they fired head coach Mike Munchak. Munchak had been with the organization as a player or coach since 1982, so in that way it's a pretty big move for the Titans. On the other hand, given their record the last couple years and the fact that Munchak's run-first strategies were stuck somewhere in 1976, not such a surprising move.

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26 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2014, 2:24am by umr7lhaq1z9