06 Dec 2016, 07:13pm by Aaron Schatz
The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)
76 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2016, 7:34pm by DezBailey
29 Nov 2016, 08:04pm by Aaron Schatz
Two new teams rise to No. 1: Atlanta in total DVOA, Dallas in weighted DVOA. Neither comes close to the No. 1 teams of years past. But one unit this year is challenging for all-time greatness: the Baltimore run defense.
70 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2016, 2:47pm by DezBailey
22 Nov 2016, 07:34pm by Aaron Schatz
The second annual DVOA Bowl puts us on very familiar ground, as the Seattle Seahawks return to the No. 1 spot. Plus, a look at which "skill players" have faced the hardest and easiest schedules in 2016, based on DVOA opponent adjustments.
57 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2016, 2:24pm by DezBailey
15 Nov 2016, 10:06pm by Aaron Schatz
Seattle's victory over the Patriots sets up another No. 1 vs. No. 2 DVOA battle for next Sunday. Plus: What if the second-best team in the AFC doesn't actually play in the AFC West?
101 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2016, 4:34pm by DezBailey
08 Nov 2016, 08:14pm by Aaron Schatz
The year of no great teams continues. The 4-4 Eagles are the worst team to ever rank No. 1 at midseason, and the 5-3 Texans are the worst team in DVOA to ever have a winning record at midseason (with Detroit not far behind).
57 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2016, 8:47pm by DezBailey
01 Nov 2016, 06:53pm by Aaron Schatz
There are good explanations for why Philadelphia is still No. 1 in DVOA, and why New England isn't No. 1 yet. But there's no good explanation for why so many field goal kickers are struggling in 2016, especially on clutch kicks.
98 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2016, 1:42pm by CaffeineMan
25 Oct 2016, 06:05pm by Aaron Schatz
Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.
158 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2016, 9:29pm by pats-fan-in-nyc
18 Oct 2016, 05:40pm by Aaron Schatz
A four-game hot streak gives the Buffalo Bills the best DVOA in the entire AFC, and a schedule full of cupcakes gives them a great chance to finally break their 16-year playoff drought.
113 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2016, 4:55pm by DezBailey
11 Oct 2016, 05:30pm by Aaron Schatz
The Minnesota Vikings reach the top spot for the first time in the history of our DVOA ratings, undefeated with a well-rounded team that plays well in all three phases.
88 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2016, 9:28am by Kevin from Philly
04 Oct 2016, 06:39pm by Aaron Schatz
Our ratings are topped by this year's three remaining undefeated teams plus the Seahawks and the Steelers, who shoot back up to No. 5 after dismantling Kansas City.
88 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2016, 12:49am by Sixknots