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01 Nov 2016, 06:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

There are good explanations for why Philadelphia is still No. 1 in DVOA, and why New England isn't No. 1 yet. But there's no good explanation for why so many field goal kickers are struggling in 2016, especially on clutch kicks.

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27 Oct 2016, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 27

The subjects on this week's Off The Charts podcast include: What's going on with Detroit's three-game winning streak? Why is Philadelphia now so far ahead of the rest of the league in DVOA? And can Miami possibly ride the running game to a playoff spot, or will the lack of a passing attack eventually catch up with the Dolphins? (Click for audio link.)

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26 Oct 2016, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 8 Playoff Odds

Here's this week's rundown of the FO playoff odds on ESPN. The NFC has moved back to a big gap between the top six teams and everyone else, while in the AFC it's a race to see who can snag two wild cards and who gets left out because some lousy AFC South team has to get in.

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25 Oct 2016, 06:05pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.

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23 Oct 2016, 01:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Declining NFL Quality Has Been a Talking Point for 25 Years

Great article by Jason Lisk over at The Big Lead. He went back with a Lexis search to show that people have been complaining about the NFL watering down its product since before the start of free agency. This is a general rule of sportswriting: the golden age was always 10 or 15 years ago.

Yes, believe it or not, there were NFL games in the 90s with lots of penalties and turnovers and sometimes bad offensive line play. And sometimes in the 80s, and 70s, and 60s.

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21 Oct 2016, 02:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 20

This week's podcast spends a lot of time on the best division in football, the AFC West. Or is the NFC East the best division in football? Washington gets a lot of discussion this week as well. (Click for audio link)

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19 Oct 2016, 05:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Sports Info Solutions Seeks Research Associate

Our partners at Sports Info Solutions are seeking a Research and Development Associate who will work supprting their analysis of both baseball and football. (Click to read more.)

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19 Oct 2016, 11:02am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 7 Playoff Odds

Here's this week's playoff odds writeup for ESPN Insider. I went a little further here into the Bills' hot start vs.20 years of Bills hot starts that have all fizzled out. This is actually the highest-rated Bills team through six weeks since 1993.

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18 Oct 2016, 05:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 6 DVOA Ratings

A four-game hot streak gives the Buffalo Bills the best DVOA in the entire AFC, and a schedule full of cupcakes gives them a great chance to finally break their 16-year playoff drought.

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13 Oct 2016, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 13

This week's Off The Charts podcast has a lot to say about the Minnesota Vikings, and other historical teams that were much better passing the ball than running with it. We also look at the Buffalo Bills and their chances of finally breaking the NFL's longest playoff drought, and whether the NFC South race is over already. (Click for audio link.)

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