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25 Jan 2015, 06:43pm by Aaron Schatz

Josh Gordon Facing One-Year Ban

Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns has failed an alcohol test and is now facing a likely one-year ban from the NFL. Yes, alcohol. Because of Gordon's previous positive drug tests and DUI arrests, he was not even allowed to drink alcohol. My response to stories like this used to be anger about how guys were wasting their talents, but I've learned over the last couple years that alcohol abuse is a lot more complicated than that. So now my reaction is just sadness. It's sadness that Josh Gordon can't beat these disease. I hope he can get the help he needs.

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51 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 4:09am by loveworth1

23 Jan 2015, 06:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Vote in the 2014 Football Outsiders Awards!

Voting is now open in the 12th annual Football Outsiders Awards, our version of the Internet Baseball Awards where our readers get to have their say for the best and worst players of the year, plus our traditional pick of the best and worst ads from this year's NFL broadcasts. You can vote between now and January 31.

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21 Jan 2015, 04:50pm by Aaron Schatz

J.J. Watt and Lavonte David Lead NFL in 2014 Defeats

Here are the top players in our Defeats stats for the 2014 season, led by J.J. Watt and Lavonte David, again. (Click to read more.)

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33 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 4:09am by loveworth1

19 Jan 2015, 06:28pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 20 DVOA Ratings

After the Patriots have one of the top five single-game performances of the season, our weighted DVOA ratings score Super Bowl XLIX as perhaps the biggest toss-up in SB history.

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79 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2015, 6:15pm by EdwardBPhelps

18 Jan 2015, 10:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Broncos Hire Gary Kubiak

You know the AFC Championship game is a blowout when reporters start putting out coaching hire news. Lots of people are now reporting that Gary Kubiak will be the new head coach of the Denver Broncos. (Click to read more.)

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55 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 4:10am by loveworth1

16 Jan 2015, 04:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Chicago Bears Hire John Fox

John Fox is one of only six coaches in NFL history to take two different teams to a Super Bowl. Now he'll try to make it three as the new head coach of the Chicago Bears.

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45 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 4:10am by loveworth1

16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz

2015 NFC Championship Preview

Seattle brings out the NFL's best running game against a team that has trouble stopping the run. Can a hobbled Aaron Rodgers somehow have enough success against the stellar Seattle defense to overcome all the yards Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch will gain?

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122 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2015, 2:01pm by Sid

16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz

I'm Not Russell Wilson, But I Play Him on TV

Great article over at the MMQB site about the former college football players who have made a second career as actors and body doubles in football movies and commercials. They all want to grow up to be the Old Spice Guy.

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5 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 4:11am by loveworth1

16 Jan 2015, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz

Green Bay's Board-Game Obsession

Prize for whoever can work the best "Settlers of Catan" reference into tweets during the NFC Championship Game.

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50 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 4:11am by loveworth1

14 Jan 2015, 12:43pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Where Seattle's Defense Ranks All-Time

Because I just can't get enough of writing about the 1991 Philadelphia Eagles, here's a look at where the 2012-2014 Seattle Seahawks defense ranks all-time. I ranked all defenses over three-year periods by harmonic mean of DVOA. If we Andreas Shepard's estimated historical DVOA ratings to go back to 1950, the 2012-2014 Seahawks are 18th and the 1969-1971 Minnesota Vikings are No. 1. This article also specifically explains why Seattle's defense was not as good this year, and how that changed in the last six weeks.

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4 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2015, 7:33pm by Will Allen