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17 Dec 2013, 11:45am by Aaron Schatz

The Best and Worst NFL Announcers

This is such an amazingly good idea that I'm kicking myself for not thinking of it first. Aaron Gordon of Sports on Earth went through a series of games and actually tracked how often announcers used cliches, got plays wrong, or spoke utter nonsense in order to create a ranking of the best and worst announcers. The results are very close to what you would expect. I feel particularly vindicated because I often say that Brian Billick is the best color guy on the two main networks.

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16 Dec 2013, 06:18pm by Aaron Schatz

J.J. Watt's Festival of Quarterback Smackdowns

Shhh... While nobody noticed, J.J. Watt set yet another record for our defensive stats, this time for quarterback hits. (Click to read more.)

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14 Dec 2013, 12:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on Peter King Podcast

My wife has always wanted to get me and Kenny Chesney in the same place, and now she's got it -- talking football on this week's Peter King podcast!

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13 Dec 2013, 12:30pm by Aaron Schatz

What Denver's Loss Did to Playoff Odds

Take a look here at how Denver's loss has shaken up the playoff race in the AFC. (Click to read more.)

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12 Dec 2013, 01:25pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Bucs over 49ers

This week's Upset Watch looks at the improvement in the Tampa Bay pass defense since the middle of the season, and what that means for this Sunday's game against San Francisco. Cover Watch looks at the Jets' run defense against the Carolina offense.

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10 Dec 2013, 07:47pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

This week's DVOA commentary is all about worsts. Come find out where Washington stands among the worst special teams in DVOA history, whether San Diego has the biggest gap between offense and defense, and whether Baltimore or Jacksonville has the worst running game we've ever tracked.

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10 Dec 2013, 12:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Lavonte David's Quietly Huge Year

Don't look now, but Bucs linebacker Lavonte David is actually within range of the record for Defeats set just last year by J.J. Watt.

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05 Dec 2013, 11:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Allow Coaches to Challenge Everything?

Bill Belichick asked in his Tuesday conference call with reporters: Why not allow coaches to challenge any call they want, including penalties? It's an interesting idea. I would certainly like to see DPI as reviewable, given how many games turn on those big gains. Belichick's point is that if you still allow coaches only two challenges, allowing them to challenge a wider variety of calls won't lead to chaos, because there still are only two challenges. (Well, three if you get the first two right.)

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05 Dec 2013, 01:29pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Panthers over Saints

Shocking as it may sound, it is in fact possible for New Orleans to lose a game at home. But the Panthers will need to switch up their offensive philosophy and go counter-intuitive: pass on first down, run on second and third. Cover Watch looks at St. Louis and Arizona.

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03 Dec 2013, 06:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

Seattle's dominant win over New Orleans strengthens their lead in the Football Outsiders DVOA ratings. Plus, a look at recent improvements for the Eagles and Jaguars, and historically strong run defense for the Lions and Jets.

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