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16 Dec 2017, 02:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Vince McMahon May Revive the XFL

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14 Dec 2017, 06:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: December 14

This week's Off The Charts podcast previews the biggest games of Week 15: Rams at Seahawks, Chiefs at Chargers, and Patriots at Steelers. (Click for audio link.)

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12 Dec 2017, 07:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

The Rams lose the DVOA Bowl but keep the top spot, achieving something historically rare: ranking in the top five for all three phases of the game. Meanwhile, four great defenses take a tumble when Seattle, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore all score way more points than expected.

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07 Dec 2017, 06:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: December 7

This week's Off The Charts podcast starts with our opinions on the Sashi Brown firing in Cleveland. Then we've got some stats on the Vikings, a requiem for Dez Bryant, and previews of the two biggest games of the entire season so far: Raiders at Chiefs and Eagles at Rams. (Click for audio link.)

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07 Dec 2017, 11:48am by Aaron Schatz

Cleveland Fires Sashi Brown; Giving Up on Analytics? (UPDATE: Dorsey Hired)

The Browns this morning fired Sashi Brown. The scuttlebutt is that they will be getting rid of the entire analytics-based front office staff. It was obvious there was a long battle between head coach Hue Jackson and the front office, and Jackson has won. Owner Jimmy Haslam has committed to Jackson and said Jackson will be the head coach in 2018 even if the Browns finish 0-16. (Click to read more.)

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05 Dec 2017, 11:58pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

After vanquishing the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Rams must now face the Philadelphia Eagles in the third annual DVOA Bowl. Come revisit the history of No. 1 vs. No. 2 DVOA matchups and learn why this matchup is more like No. 1 vs. No. 1. Plus: deep drive on the Minnesota Vikings.

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05 Dec 2017, 11:45am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Remaining Strength of Schedule

With everything riding on the final four weeks of the season, the schedule makes a huge difference. Here are the toughest and easiest slates in both conferences, for all teams with at least a 5 percent chance of making the playoffs.

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30 Nov 2017, 07:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: November 29

This week on the Off The Charts podcast, we discuss the benching of Eli Manning and which defenders draw the most holding calls. Plus, in-depth previews of Detroit at Baltimore as well as Carolina at New Orleans. (Click for audio link.)

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29 Nov 2017, 11:33am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 12

The latest playoff odds report for ESPN Insider dives deeper into our simulations for the 2017 postseason. Find out why Atlanta looks like it will make the playoffs despite the hardest remaining schedule, and why Jacksonville is much more likely than Tennessee to win the AFC South, plus more.

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28 Nov 2017, 07:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

The Rams rise again, with Los Angeles and Philadelphia now 1-2 in DVOA and 2-1 in Weighted DVOA. Plus: the big Arizona upset doesn't change the fact that the Jaguars are challenging an all-time DVOA high while the Cardinals challenge an all-time DVOA low... and Miami challenges TWO all-time DVOA lows!

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