Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Nov 2016, 08:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 DVOA Ratings

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).

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57 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2016, 8:47pm by DezBailey

01 Nov 2016, 06:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

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.

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98 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2016, 1:42pm by CaffeineMan

25 Oct 2016, 06:05pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

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.

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158 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2016, 9:29pm by pats-fan-in-nyc

18 Oct 2016, 05:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 6 DVOA Ratings

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.

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113 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2016, 4:55pm by DezBailey

11 Oct 2016, 05:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 5 DVOA Ratings

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.

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88 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2016, 9:28am by Kevin from Philly

04 Oct 2016, 06:39pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 4 DVOA Ratings

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.

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88 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2016, 12:49am by Sixknots

27 Sep 2016, 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 3 DVOA Ratings

Philadelphia opens a bigger lead in our ratings, one of a number of top teams being driven primarily by defense in the early part of 2016.

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93 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2016, 3:16pm by gusto

20 Sep 2016, 06:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 2 DVOA Ratings

Philadelphia is No. 1 after two weeks. The last 13 teams to rank No. 1 after Week 2 averaged 12.5 wins... but all of them were better than the Eagles. Plus: the Texans, Pats, and Giants may be 2-0, but they're surprisingly low in DVOA.

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121 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2016, 12:57am by The Hypno-Toad

13 Sep 2016, 05:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 1 DVOA Ratings

San Francisco and Philadelphia are surprise leaders in DVOA after Week 1, but you have to remember to apply common-sense opponent adjustments until we have a big enough sample to apply the actual ones.

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94 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2016, 4:45pm by LionInAZ

07 Sep 2016, 07:40pm by Aaron Schatz

2016 DVOA Projections

Our updated 2016 projections still say the two best teams in the NFL are in the NFC West. Other teams have moved up and down because of quarterback injuries and offensive line changes.

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72 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2016, 7:21am by aaliasharma