Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Jan 2006, 08:45pm by Aaron Schatz

Playoff Power Rankings II

This year, we’re keeping track of DVOA into the playoffs as we continue to produce power rankings for FOXSports.com. Here’s a look at 19 weeks worth of play-by-play, plus DVOA for each game in the second round of the playoffs. You'll find further commentary here at FOXSports.com.

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121 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2006, 6:26pm by mike

10 Jan 2006, 10:51pm by Aaron Schatz

Playoff Power Rankings

For the first time, we're keeping track of DVOA into the playoffs as we continue to produce power rankings for FOXSports.com. Here's a look at 18 weeks worth of play-by-play, plus DVOA for each game in the first round of the playoffs and similarity scores for Eli Manning and Chris Simms. Further commentary is here at FOXSports.com.

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183 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2006, 2:24am by Christian X

03 Jan 2006, 07:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2005 DVOA Ratings

Indianapolis ranks as the top team of 2005 according to the final Football Outsiders DVOA ratings, by the slimmest of margins over the Denver Broncos. Kansas City moves all the way up to third, something they can look back on with pride as they set their January tee times. The fact that the Chiefs moved ahead of the Seahawks should be a clue as to the major problem explored in this week's commentary on FOXSports.com. Hint: Do you know the names Seneca Wallace and Bam Childress?

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104 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2006, 1:04pm by Sid

27 Dec 2005, 06:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 17 DVOA Ratings

Here are the latest DVOA ratings through Week 16, with Seattle, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Kansas City all getting hot just in time for the playoffs. Too bad the Chiefs won't actually be there. Commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com here. Wed noon: Incorrect values on original tables are now fixed.

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265 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 5:20pm by putnamp

20 Dec 2005, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 DVOA Ratings

The Colts stay on top, the Giants move past the Seahawks, the Patriots move up six spots, which won't do anything to appease the Brady-lovin' masses, and the Raiders are inexplicably high, guaranteeing that my e-mail box is totally screwed. Plus a huge discussion of home-field advantage and what happens to great defenses the year afterwards in the commentary for the math-o-phobic, found here on FOXSports.com.

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313 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2005, 1:51pm by admin

13 Dec 2005, 09:10pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

The ratings get shuffled after a week of upsets and near-upsets, as the Raiders plunge, the Vikings rise, and the Seahawks move back into the top five. Lots of good stuff in the infamous commentary for the math-o-phobic found here on FOXSports.com including a list of the best and worst games of the year according to DVOA.

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181 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2005, 3:01pm by DGL

06 Dec 2005, 06:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

This week, the top five in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings stay the same, with Seattle shooting up to number six. Extended commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com includes a quiz that should shed some light on this year's wacky strength of schedule situation and a long discussion of the Green Bay Packers, unluckiest team of all time. Full DVOA numbers and discussion lies herein.

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257 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2005, 9:46pm by Bencoder

29 Nov 2005, 05:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

After two weeks in schedule adjustment purgatory, the Indianapolis Colts return to the top of this week's DVOA ratings, both in the season-long numbers and in the weighted numbers used for the FOXSports.com power rankings. Commentary for the math-o-phobic can be found on FOXSports.com, with numbers and discussion here.

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253 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2005, 1:23am by Dr. Evil

22 Nov 2005, 07:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Colts, Schmolts. With eight different teams showing extreme schedule strength adjustments, it's time to take DVOA into the shop for a tune-up. The result is more accurate, both in past years and in 2005. It also moves Indianapolis up to ... second in the FOXSports.com power rankings. Denver readers of FO, your time is now. This week, enjoy commentary for the math-lovin' right here as well as the usual the commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com.

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117 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2005, 7:43pm by RBELL

15 Nov 2005, 08:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

This week, the Colts break the system. How on earth is undefeated Indianapolis ranked seventh? And if they are ranked seventh, why are they on top? And why is this actually Houston's fault? And what does this have to do with the 1991 UNLV Runnin' Rebels? Here are our innovative DVOA ratings, and the usual commentary for the math-o-phobic is found here on FOXSports.com.

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317 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2005, 10:09pm by R.J.