14 Nov 2013, 02:46pm by Aaron Schatz
The drop from Aaron Rodgers to Scott Tolzien is huge, but is it really worth two touchdowns? In Cover Watch, we look at how Adrian Peterson can keep things close for the Vikings in Seattle.
2 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2013, 11:29pm by justanothersteve
12 Nov 2013, 06:58pm by Aaron Schatz
The Colts' blowout loss to St. Louis sends them careening down the DVOA rankings. It's just another example of how the NFC has re-asserted its supremacy in 2013.
96 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2013, 1:50pm by Befuddled
11 Nov 2013, 11:06am by Aaron Schatz
Good analysis here by Jason Lisk, who analyzed all passes near the red zone this season and came up with a heat map showing where passes were successful and where they were not. He finds some support for the anti-fade forces out there, and reasons to show short of the end zone to get YAC rather than throwing every pass all the way for six.
3 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2013, 8:21pm by LionInAZ
08 Nov 2013, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz
Does Kansas City have the easiest schedule in history through Week 9? (Click to read more.)
9 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2013, 10:15am by jets pete
07 Nov 2013, 12:23pm by Aaron Schatz
We've been driving the Carolina bandwagon since the preseason, so why stop now? Although home-field advantage still makes San Francisco the favorite, the game is a lot closer than people think, and the Carolina front seven is a strong weapon against San Francisco's running game. Cover Watch looks at Oakland and the New York Giants.
8 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2013, 2:38pm by Uber Picks
06 Nov 2013, 01:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Didn't do well with your Loser League team in Weeks 1-9? Never fear, it's time for part II of our contest. You can pick all-new players to try to put together the worst fantasy team possible for Weeks 10-17. Click here for the rules and to pick your team. The winner of Part I will be announced in Scramble for the Ball Wednesday afternoon.
2 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2013, 1:31am by MurphyZero
06 Nov 2013, 12:25pm by Aaron Schatz
We've made some changes in our spam filter this week that we hope will make it easier to comment while cutting down on spam. (Click to read more.)
27 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2013, 4:02am by Vince Verhei
05 Nov 2013, 05:22pm by Aaron Schatz
According to Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings, the best defense in the NFL this year belongs not to Seattle or Kansas City but to the 4-4 Arizona Cardinals. Plus: The Eagles offense has one of the best single games of the past 25 years.
132 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2013, 7:28pm by Perfundle
03 Nov 2013, 02:51pm by Aaron Schatz
It was a bit shocking last week when Miami tackle Jonathan Martin left the team and was put on the non-football injury list for "emotional reasons." But we're starting to get some more information on what's going on in the Miami locker room and it seems to take the usual rookie hazing to a new (and surprisingly financial) level. Dolphins veterans are apparently pressuring some rookies into paying for meals until they've exhausted their $390,000 rookie salaries.
176 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2013, 12:14am by Will Allen
01 Nov 2013, 04:16pm by Aaron Schatz
Justin Blackmon just can't get his act together, and the Jacksonville Jaguars just can't catch a break. Blackmon has been suspended eight games (i.e. the rest of the year) for blowing the NFL substance abuse policy, again. He's allowed to apply for reinstatement in 2014. This doesn't appear to be about performance-enhancing drugs. The guy needs rehab. Remember when Blackmon came out and he was supposed to be "Dez Bryant, but with a better head on his shoulders?"
17 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2013, 9:01am by Revenge of the NURBS