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26 Nov 2013, 06:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

For the first time since Week 4, we've got a new team on top of the DVOA ratings. Plus: Don't cry, Case Keenum; your terrible loss to Jacksonville may give Houston the chance to draft your replacement.

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26 Nov 2013, 12:56pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL: A Peek into the Future

Our own Robert Weintraub has an article over at Sports on Earth looking into how the NFL might change by 2020. Some of it is tongue-in-cheek, but some of it is serious. I definitely would not be surprised to see some sort of "Accu-Spotter" system, or an attempt to put limits on the work schedules of coaches. I doubt there will be an upstart seven-on-seven league, but I do think that rules to limit hitting won't destroy football's popularity because at this point fans are more interested in speed than violence. (They may be more interested in spectacle than either.)

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21 Nov 2013, 03:35pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Jets over Ravens

This week's Upset Watch looks at how the inconsistent Jets can beat the inconsistent Ravens on the road. Cover Watch points out once again how bad Houston has been this year, despite the fact that Jacksonville has been even worse.

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12 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2013, 9:22pm by AudacityOfHoops

19 Nov 2013, 06:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

Seattle gets closer to Denver on top of this week's DVOA ratings. Plus: Do Houston and Cleveland really have strong defenses this year? DVOA says no.

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14 Nov 2013, 02:46pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Packers over Giants

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.

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12 Nov 2013, 06:58pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 10 DVOA Ratings

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.

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11 Nov 2013, 11:06am by Aaron Schatz

Fade Into the Red Zone

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.

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08 Nov 2013, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Easiest First-Half Schedules Ever

Does Kansas City have the easiest schedule in history through Week 9? (Click to read more.)

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9 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2013, 10:15am by jets pete

07 Nov 2013, 12:23pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Panthers over 49ers

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.

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06 Nov 2013, 01:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Join the FO Loser League Challenge Part II!

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.

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