31 Oct 2014, 07:48pm by Vincent Verhei
This piece by Andrew Heisel at Vice Sports (the official way-too-long headline of which is "NFL Players Didn't Know the Dangers of Playing Football and Neither Did Anyone Else") looks back at historical injury data and articles to determine whether NFL players have known what they were getting in to.
31 Oct 2014, 02:47pm by Tom Gower
This week's Sunday Night Football column for NBC Sports covers what happens the week after a quarterback has a big passing day like Ben Roethlisberger has. The short answer: a whole lot of regression to the mean.
1 comment, Last at 31 Oct 2014, 8:08pm by andrew
31 Oct 2014, 12:07pm by Aaron Schatz
University of Houston head coach Tony Levine disagrees with statisticians about the random nature of turnovers, and has tried to build his team's strategy around winning the turnover margin consistently. Is this truly possible, or have the Cougars just had two lucky years?
12 comments, Last at 12:42am by atworkforu
28 Oct 2014, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz
Tampa Bay is your one team active at the trade deadline, trading safety Mark Barron to St. Louis for fourth- and sixth-round picks, and backup linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots for... oh, probably not much, but it isn't announced yet. Barron is the big deal here. Really, if I ran an NFL team I would happily trade a fourth and a sixth to get a guy who just two years ago was the No. 7 overall pick in the whole draft... and who has been completely misused by his current head coach. Mark Barron is a strong safety. He belongs in the box. He is not your Cover-2 deep guy.
19 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2014, 11:02am by dryheat
27 Oct 2014, 04:55pm by Vincent Verhei
The New York Jets have announced that second-year quarterback Geno Smith has been benched in favor of Michael Vick, who will start this weekend against Kansas City. Smith's DVOA of -36.0% this season ranks 32nd out of 34 quarterbacks with at least 100 pass plays, better only than rookies Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles. In his limited action this season (58 plays), Vick's DVOA is -65.0%, so this may not be much of an upgrade.
74 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2014, 7:20pm by LionInAZ
27 Oct 2014, 03:17pm by Andrew Potter
Bad years for the Rams and Bears just keep getting worse.
5 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2014, 4:17pm by LionInAZ
27 Oct 2014, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei
This article is a few days old (it was written in advance of the Detroit-Atlanta game in London), but it still offers an interesting look of the NFL's replay process and technological advances, contrasted with the behind-the-scenes goings on of English sporting life.
27 Oct 2014, 02:45pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King, like everyone else, was impressed with Ben Roethlisberger's big day. He's also impressed with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and Arizona's latest find at receiver, but he's still worried about Seattle.
7 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2014, 6:09am by Bright Blue Shorts
27 Oct 2014, 08:36am by Mike Tanier
With special appearances from Anna and Elsa and The Scrummy Soprano.
1 comment, Last at 27 Oct 2014, 9:52am by steveNC
Of all the national playoff contenders, Michigan State might be the most dangerous in the postseason.