Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Jul 2008, 01:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Fifth Anniversary Special: Best and Worst QB Seasons 95-07

Continuing our look at the best and worst players since 1995 according to DYAR, this time with quarterback seasons and career totals. Surprise: Peyton Manning appears repeatedly.

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45 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2008, 10:29am by Temo

16 Jul 2008, 12:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Fifth Anniversary Special: Best and Worst QB Games 95-07

Happy (Early) Birthday to Us! We kick off the fifth anniversary celebration with this look at the best and worst quarterback games of the DVOA Era according to our new and improved DYAR stats.

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74 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2008, 10:17am by Geronimo

11 Jul 2008, 06:45pm by Aaron Schatz

DYAR Mailbag

Aaron Schatz re-introduces True Yards (which now works correctly) and answers your questions about our new DYAR stats, explaining what changed and what didn't. Plus: Whatever happened to adjusting DVOA for weather?

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107 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2008, 6:20pm by Jim Glass

07 Jul 2008, 04:05pm by Aaron Schatz

DPAR is Dead

With KUBIAK now on sale and Pro Football Prospectus 2008 ready to hit stores, it's time to introduce the big changes in our individual stats for the 2008 season. Say goodbye to DPAR and hello to DYAR and True Yards.

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230 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2008, 8:32am by Ronjan

06 Mar 2008, 04:54pm by Aaron Schatz

1995 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

Come back with us to the year a young Brett Favre won his first MVP award and engineered a playoff upset over the team that led the league in DVOA.

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132 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2008, 12:58pm by Josh

23 Jan 2008, 04:32pm by Aaron Schatz

New York's DVOA Streak

Here's a look at DVOA ratings for the conference championships. How historic is New York's four-game streak of great games? And by how much have the Giants outplayed the Patriots over the same stretch? (Hint: Actually, they haven't.)

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153 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2008, 1:41am by Rick

15 Jan 2008, 06:06pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 Postseason DVOA II

Does the Giants appearance in the NFC Championship game prove their mediocre regular-season DVOA was an error? No. Have we ever seen a team turn things around in the playoffs like this? Yes. Plus: The Patriots re-establish their dominance over the rest of the NFL.

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111 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2008, 2:26am by terry

08 Jan 2008, 04:42pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 Postseason DVOA I

Here are weighted DVOA ratings, updated through the wild card round. Seven of the eight best teams according to these ratings are still in the postseason, with the Giants way, way down below -- even though their win over Tampa Bay had the best single-game DVOA of the weekend.

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117 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2008, 9:28pm by Matt Saracen - QB1 - Dillon Panthers

31 Dec 2007, 06:58pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2007 DVOA Ratings

The top 10 teams in the final regular-season DVOA ratings all make the playoffs, including the top six teams in the AFC. The 16-0 Patriots set all kinds of DVOA records, with the best total and offensive DVOA ever recorded, while the Tennessee defense ranks first and 59th at the same time.

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142 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2008, 12:15pm by Eric P

25 Dec 2007, 03:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 DVOA Ratings

The Patriots stay on top, but could the second-best team in football right now really be the Jacksonville Jaguars? Plus: Green Bay tumbles, the 49ers climb out of the gutters of history, and defensive parity gets even stronger. NOTE: Both DVOA Premium and Loser League are now updated through Week 16.

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150 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2011, 11:57am by BYERS29Maryellen