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20 Sep 2006, 01:04am by Aaron Schatz

Why does DVOA rank New Orleans so low?

The Saints are 2-0…and 31st in DVOA. Aaron Schatz explains why and compares them to other teams with similar starts in the DVOA era. (Click link to read more.)

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20 Sep 2006, 12:57am by Mike Tanier

The Last Days of Frank Corral

Michael Koenen could not make it a full year as a combo kicker/punter. How did the last guy who did it lose his job? (Click link to read more.)

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19 Sep 2006, 01:54pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: The Five-Month NFL Forecast

Here's the latest from Mr. Easterbrook. All 9,000 words.

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57 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2006, 5:04pm by Joe

19 Sep 2006, 01:09am by Aaron Schatz

Has Reggie Williams turned the corner?

Is Reggie Williams hot start to the season real or a fluke? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try and find out. (Click link to read more.)

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18 Sep 2006, 12:48pm by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Hanging Tough

Here's Peter King's latest. And let me just add that this week's Quote of the Week is more like the Quote of the Millennium:

"Since Art Shell came back, this is a miracle performed here today.''

-- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, during the third quarter of last Monday's Raiders-Chargers game on ESPN.

Um, okay.

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102 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2006, 12:33pm by Bjorn

18 Sep 2006, 10:51am by Michael David Smith

Bad Calls Kill Oklahoma

If you watched the Oregon-Oklahoma game, you had to be shaking your head at terrible officiating at the end of the game. Twice the referee halted the game for a replay review, and twice when the review was over he turned on his microphone afterward and told us things that were demonstrably false regarding where and when a player touched the ball.

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119 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 10:53am by Trogdor

18 Sep 2006, 09:59am by P. Ryan Wilson

T.O. Breaks Finger, Out 2-4 Weeks

If you just glance at the stat line, Drew Bledsoe's numbers look a lot worse than they really were. Dallas receivers were dropping passes like they were the 2004 Seahawks and Terrell Owens had a, ahem, hand in that. But T.O. has a good excuse: He broke his finger. Early reports have him out 2-4 weeks but the Cowboys have a bye and the Texans coming up so there's a chance he won't miss any meaningful action.

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20 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 8:54pm by Steve Sandvik

15 Sep 2006, 07:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Cleveland Is No. 1 in Fan Loyalty

Having the best fans in the world is the second best thing to winning, right? Honestly, good for Cleveland and their fans. First the Cavs re-signed LeBron, and now this. Here's the link to the full fan loyalty rankings. If Monday night's late game was any indication, the Raiders' ranking is just about right.

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75 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 12:17am by The Jason

15 Sep 2006, 12:20pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Bush Family Got Over $100,000

From the AP: "New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush and his family appear to have accepted gifts, money and other benefits worth more than $100,000 from two marketing agents while the Heisman Trophy winner was still playing at Southern California, according to a report posted Thursday on Yahoo.com."

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99 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2006, 1:14am by Peter

15 Sep 2006, 01:26am by Aaron Schatz

The Ballad of Billy Yates

New England has taken an unorthodox approach to their practice squad. (Click link to read more.)

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