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09 Nov 2017, 04:52pm by Aaron Schatz

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension is ON, Again

A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied Ezekiel Elliott‘s motion for an injunction blocking his suspension. It will start this Sunday against Atlanta, going through Week 15. Probably. This thing has changed so many times, I have whiplash.

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09 Nov 2017, 11:43am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 9

Here's another ESPN Insider article going through the FO playoff odds with commentary. Find out why our numbers love the Rams and Steelers so much, and why the AFC playoff race has so few competitors.

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07 Nov 2017, 07:50pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 DVOA Ratings

Philadelphia is the most balanced team in the NFL, and Pittsburgh is still our Super Bowl favorite. But right now DVOA says the Los Angeles Rams are the best team in the NFL and possibly the most improved team of the last 30 years.

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02 Nov 2017, 01:26pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: NFL's Top 10 Offenses

This week, a look at the NFL's top 10 offenses in DVOA, breaking down strengths and weaknesses using stats from Sports Info Solutions and ESPN Stats & Info.

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31 Oct 2017, 08:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

The Steelers drop in DVOA but stay on top of our ratings. Dallas and Baltimore climb after big wins. Miami drops to become the worst 4-3 team ever. Meanwhile, the New England Patriots are having a season that is both very rare and very familiar.

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30 Oct 2017, 08:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Patriots Deal Garoppolo to 49ers

No, seriously, this is a thing that is happening. After allegedly spending the 2017 offseason turning down offers of first-round picks for their backup quarterback/Brady heir apparent, the Patriots pulled the trigger tonight on a deal to send Garoppolo to San Francisco for the 49ers' second-round pick. It's going to be a very high pick in that round. I have so many questions. Why now and not before the 2017 draft? Have they finally decided that Brady is serious about playing until he's 45, but they didn't think he was serious before?

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138 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2017, 1:38pm by Richie

30 Oct 2017, 07:12pm by Aaron Schatz

UPDATE: Terms of Duane Brown Trade Change

Offensive line continuity is nice but guys who can actually play are nicer. The Seahawks make a nice upgrade to their biggest weakness by dealing for disgruntled Texans left tackle Duane Brown. Details still to be announced. The Texans, I guess, made the decision they were not going to pay what Brown wanted in a new contract. He's currently supposed to make $9.75 million in 2018, the last year of his old deal, and wants a new one.

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11 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2017, 3:39pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

27 Oct 2017, 12:03pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: NFL's Top 10 Defenses

For ESPN Insider, here's a look at the top 10 defenses of the year by DVOA. I break down some of the strengths and weakneses for each, and look at certain trends that might indicate continued success -- or regression to the mean.

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26 Oct 2017, 04:17pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 26

On this week's Off The Charts podcast: Some mind-blowing stats on the Jacksonville defense and its crazy split between run and pass defense, plus in-depth previews of Dallas at Washington and the Thursday night Miami at Baltimore game. (Click for audio link)

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24 Oct 2017, 06:52pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

Pittsburgh moves on top of our DVOA ratings after Week 7. Surprise teams including the Rams and Jaguars have very strong odds to join the Steelers in the playoffs. On the other end are the Awful Eight, far behind the rest of the league, including one of the worst 4-2 teams ever.

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104 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2017, 9:58am by DezBailey