Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Nov 2017, 08:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 10 DVOA Ratings

The Rams strengthen their hold on the No. 1 spot by moving to the top on defense as well as special teams. The Saints move up to No. 2 to build a 1-2-3 NFC sweep of the top spots. Plus: A look at teams with a recent trend of improving after slow starts or falling apart after fast starts.

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14 Nov 2017, 02:11pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Schedule Strength for Playoff Contenders

Here's the annual look at the hardest and easiest second-half schedules for playoff contenders. In case you didn't realize how imbalanced the conferences are this year, the hardest schedules are all in the NFC, and the easiest schedules are all in the AFC, with Jacksonville and Kansas City way ahead of everyone else. It's nearly impossible for the Jaguars to miss the playoffs at this point.

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12 Nov 2017, 04:58pm by Aaron Schatz

The Kids Are Alright

Good post here on the Eagles blog "McNabb or Kolb," showing that quarterback performance in the second year seems to predict a player's career a lot better than performance as a rookie. That's very good news for fans of Carson Wentz or Jared Goff.

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10 Nov 2017, 11:16am by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: November 9

Hey, after a week off, the Off The Charts podcast has returned! This week's topics: Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, running backs against stacked boxes, and a preview of the Cowboys-Falcons game. (Click for audio link.)

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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