Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Jun 2007, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz

1996 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

Return with us now to days of old, when Brett Favre couldn't win the big game, Steve McNair was a HO, and the Baltimore Ravens had a great offense and a terrible defense. (Yes, really.) The DVOA era expands past one decade with this look at the 1996 season.

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115 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2007, 9:32pm by Packer Pete

16 Jan 2007, 04:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Postseason DVOA II

Here are weighted DVOA ratings through the postseason. The Colts' defensive turnaround moves them up -- but how unprecedented is it? And just how superior a performance did the Chargers screw up? Commentary now up on FOXSports.com.

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421 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2007, 9:02pm by Pat

09 Jan 2007, 03:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Postseason DVOA I

This is our second year continuing with DVOA into the playoffs. This year, based on reader requests, we've ranked all 32 teams, whether they are in the playoffs or not. The results show just how dominant the AFC is, and just how closely grouped the last four NFC teams are. Well, except Seattle. UPDATE: FOXSports.com commentary finally available.

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144 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2007, 12:20am by Pat

02 Jan 2007, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2006 DVOA Ratings

Baltimore leads the final DVOA ratings for the 2006 season and goes into the playoffs with the Super Bowl favorite trifecta: First in DVOA, first in weighted DVOA, and first in Pythagorean wins. New England moves ahead of San Diego for the number two spot in weighted DVOA, and Philadelphia moves ahead of Chicago as the best NFC team of 2006. Indianapolis puts up the second highest offensive DVOA ever, Chicago the third highest special teams DVOA. Numbers here, commentary on FOXSports.com.

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126 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2012, 12:17pm by Robert20Morin

26 Dec 2006, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 17 DVOA Ratings

The natural order of things has been re-established: the AFC is the superior conference, as Chicago falls behind New England and Jacksonville in the weighted formula. The Cowboys and Giants keep falling, the Saints and Eagles keep rising, and the 8-7 AFC teams are all better than the 9-6 AFC teams -- as long as you ignore Tennessee's first four games. Ratings here, commentary on FOXSports.com.

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113 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2006, 7:47pm by The Mul Dawg

19 Dec 2006, 05:51pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 DVOA Ratings

San Diego moves back on top, the Saints and Bengals drop, and the NFC West is very, very, very bad. The new DVOA ratings are here, and the commentary available on FOXSports.com.

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180 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 3:58am by the other Chris

12 Dec 2006, 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

By this point, the weighted DVOA ratings we use over at FOX are starting to look a bit different from the year-long totals. Chicago is on top of both, with San Diego and Baltimore right behind, and New Orleans finally moves into the weighted top ten. Commentary now available at FOXSports.com.

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254 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 10:55pm by Jason

05 Dec 2006, 07:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

This week, the top four stay the same in the total ratings while Dallas takes a slim lead in weighted DVOA. The Titans and Jets are rising, the Redskins are falling, and the Giants and Eagles just won't die. Well, their DVOA ratings won't die; the Giants might kill each other in real life. Commentary now available on FOXSports.com.

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225 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2006, 12:39am by Gus

28 Nov 2006, 07:45pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

Chicago is still number one overall for the year, but our weighted numbers show Baltimore as number one by the slimmest of margins. The latest DVOA ratings are here, commentary now posted at FOXSports.com. Plus, can you guess where the Colts rank in Pythagorean wins?

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189 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2006, 1:59pm by jebmak

23 Nov 2006, 12:00am by Aaron Schatz

1997 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

Few NFL rivalries are as bitter as Denver vs. Kansas City. As they get ready to meet in the NFL's first-ever "third" Thanksgiving game, we figured it was the perfect time to post our long-awaited look back at the year Denver and Kansas City were the two best teams in the NFL -- which is also the earliest year for which DVOA currently exists.

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60 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2006, 5:16am by RICK