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04 Mar 2014, 07:58pm by Aaron Schatz

Run Stop Rates 2013

Some familiar names had strong years against the run in 2013, including a Pro Bowl strong safety about to sell his services to the highest bidder. Plus: This week's FO players for Madden 25 Ultimate Team.

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18 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2014, 1:21pm by TomC

25 Feb 2014, 06:30pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden Ultimate Team Content for February 28: Most Defeats 2013

Click here to find out more about the players with the most Defeats in 2013 and which ones will get special FO cards in Madden 25 Ultimate Team. (Click for more.)

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8 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2014, 7:12pm by LionInAZ

25 Feb 2014, 04:56pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Speed Scores 2014

Somehow, we ended up with a number of likely UDFA running backs on top of this year's Speed Scores, led by Damien Williams of Oklahoma. There will be a Matt Waldman column soon on the four top Speed Score guys and their strengths and weaknesses. Meanwhile, top prospect Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona had a Speed Score of 84.8, which would be the lowest ever for a player chosen in the first three rounds of the draft who wasn't immediately moved to wide receiver. (Hi, Dexter McCluster.)

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13 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2014, 1:39pm by MC2

24 Feb 2014, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz

LCF 2014: The Year It Means Nothing

Have you been eagerly awaiting the LCF projections to tell you which quarterback should be chosen No. 1 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft? Well, then it kind of sucks to be you.

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53 comments, Last at 04 Mar 2014, 6:41am by MC2

23 Feb 2014, 11:07pm by Aaron Schatz

All Estimated DVOA Ratings, 1950-2013

You may remember Andreas Shepard's article with estimated DVOA ratings going back to 1950. Over on Chase Stuart's Football Perspective site, they've put together a couple of tables with all of the estimated ratings for all 1,638 teams. Note these are all estimated ratings, rather than a mix of estimated and actual ratings like we ran here at Football Outsiders; therefore the 1962 Packers are on top, not the 1991 Redskins.

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11 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2014, 3:18pm by tuluse

18 Feb 2014, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden Ultimate Team Content for February 21

During the offseason, we'll continue to be choosing star players for special Football Outsiders elite cards in Madden 25 Ultimate Team, based on strong performances in our various stats in 2013.

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1 comment, Last at 25 Feb 2014, 3:11pm by LionInAZ

12 Feb 2014, 07:29pm by Aaron Schatz

Cap-Strapped Saints Cut Three Veteran Defenders

It's defense overhaul time in New Orleans, as the Saints today cut veteran defensive end Will Smith, cornerback Jabari Greer, and safety Roman Harper. Actually... that's not so much of a defensive overhaul. Smith missed last season with a torn ACL. Greer was demoted to nickelback and Harper to third safety. While Greer used to be an FO binky, I think Smith is really the name here. He could be a really nice veteran addition if there's a team out there that needs a situational pass rusher and wants to get jiggy with it.

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12 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2014, 12:07am by Joseph

11 Feb 2014, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Seeking 1987 Videotapes

Time for one of our occasional calls looking for videotapes of old games so we can complete past seasons of play-by-play and do DVOA/DYAR ratings. (Click to read more.)

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4 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2014, 2:11pm by jklps

11 Feb 2014, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden Ultimate Team Content for February 14

During the offseason, we'll continue to be choosing star players for special Football Outsiders elite cards in Madden 25 Ultimate Team, based on strong performances in our various stats in 2013. This week, we're starting with a whole offensive line representing the top five teams in Adjusted Line Yards, our stat which breaks down runs of different lengths to get an idea of which teams get the best run blocking.

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10 Feb 2014, 11:41pm by Aaron Schatz

2013 Football Outsiders Awards

This year's best offensive player may have been obvious, but the Football Outsiders readers and national media had disagreements about a number of awards, including Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

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85 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2014, 10:29am by Mr Shush