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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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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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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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03 Jan 2014, 08:05pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Wild Card Preview

We know Drew Brees and the Saints offense can score, but can their defense stop the Eagles' running game or the super-hot Nick Foles? And can Aaron Rodgers overcome the weaknesses of the Packers' defense and special teams?

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02 Jan 2014, 10:31pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Philadelphia's ALY/ASR vs. DVOA

How unprecedented was Philadelphia's combination of high offensive DVOA and low-ranking Adjusted Line Yards and Adjusted Sack Rate? (Click to read more.)

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30 Dec 2013, 04:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2013 DVOA Ratings

Seattle and Denver are the first teams to ever finish 1-2 in DVOA in two straight seasons. Plus: Philadelphia is super-hot entering the playoffs, Chicago's run defense wasn't quite as bad as it looked, and Washington special teams just aren't pathetic enough to beat the 2000 Bills.

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30 Dec 2013, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 17 Quick Reads

Here's a list of the best and worst players of Week 17 by FO metrics.

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29 Dec 2013, 10:33pm by Aaron Schatz

FO's Black Monday 2013 Thread

Here's a series of links to each of FO's discussions of Black Monday firings. (Click to read more.)

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27 Dec 2013, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz

Bill Barnwell's All-Pro Team

People often ask us if we're going to do a Football Outsiders All-Pro Team. It's not something we do on a regular basis but if we did one this year it would look a lot like the one that Bill Barnwell put together for Grantland. It's hard to think of where I have disagreements with his squad. Maybe Dontari Poe deserves a mention? I would probably want to pick a strong safety and free safety instead of just two safeties, which would take off Eric Weddle and add Eric Berry. And I might make a couple of second-team changes. (I love A.J. Green but I think Jordy Nelson has been better than him this year.)

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27 Dec 2013, 12:48pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 17 Previews

ESPN asked me to take a look at four of this weekend's big games, using a combination of Football Outsiders stats and ESPN Stats & Information game charting. Matchups look good for Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Chicago-Green Bay? Who knows?

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