Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

18 Dec 2007, 05:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

The Patriots join the long history of great teams whose DVOA rating dropped after Week 15. The Steelers and Jaguars are going in opposite directions. And seriously, why is Cincinnati's DVOA so darn high this year?

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116 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2007, 6:07pm by B

12 Dec 2007, 02:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

Thanks for waiting through our technical difficulties, DVOA fans. The Patriots still have the best DVOA rating ever, the Vikings keep climbing, and in the commentary, learn which two teams have played the three worst DVOA games of the year over the past two weeks. NOTE: PREMIUM DATABASE UPDATED AS OF 4 PM THURSDAY

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190 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2007, 6:40pm by BDC

04 Dec 2007, 05:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

Hey, remember last week when the Patriots almost lost to Philadelphia, and it didn't affect DVOA? Yeah, it didn't quite work that way this week. Plus: Jacksonville is so inconsistent that their inconsistency has no consistency, and check out the new Premium matchup view.

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163 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2007, 12:22pm by mactbone

27 Nov 2007, 06:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Wondering how much Sunday night's surprising near-loss to the Eagles dropped New England's DVOA rating? Would you believe the answer is "not much at all?" The top eight teams all stay basically the same, while good things are happening in Minnesota and Ohio.

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161 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2007, 5:16pm by Sid

20 Nov 2007, 06:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

Every NFC East team moves up, while the Broncos and Chiefs sneak up on the Chargers, the Titans take a tumble, and the Steelers take over first place in defense despite losing. We also bring you the first week-to-week graph of 2007, comparing the Pats to the last two teams to make a run at the perfect season.

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207 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2007, 12:55pm by mrparker

13 Nov 2007, 06:39pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 10 DVOA Ratings

And then, there was only one. With the Colts hit by injuries, the Pats stand head and shoulders above the rest of the NFL. On the other side, one team has forced us to ponder the worst DVOA ratings ever. Plus: The long-awaited "squib to Hester" analysis.

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186 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2008, 12:24pm by John Kapica

06 Nov 2007, 08:45pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 DVOA Ratings

The Pats and Colts play the game that DVOA expected, while the Steelers and Cowboys score prime time blowouts to give us a dramatically dominant top four. Actually, it is a dominant four-and-a-half, because the Titans defense is climbing into rarefied air.

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153 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2007, 6:28pm by Andrew