Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Nov 2017, 04:44pm by Vincent Verhei

Giants Benching Eli Manning

Eli Manning has started 210 consecutive regular-season games, the second-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history behind Brett Favre's 297. He will not start a 211th consecutive game, though. The Giants announced on Tuesday that Geno Smith will start at quarterback against the Oakland Raiders. They said they will use the next five games to evaluate Smith and Davis Webb, a third-round rookie out of California, though they did not say that Webb will play this week.

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121 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2017, 9:11pm by Alternator

27 Nov 2017, 04:25pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 12

A mild week for bone and muscle unfortunately features the longest concussion list of the season so far.

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6 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2017, 2:29pm by MilkmanDanimal

27 Nov 2017, 07:57am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: Patriots, Eagles Pull Away from Contenders and Pretenders

A rematch of the Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl looks so inevitable right now that Donovan McNabb is already getting queasy. (Kidding!)

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21 Nov 2017, 09:32pm by Scott Kacsmar

2018 Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has revealed the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018.

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68 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2017, 10:21am by ZDNeal

21 Nov 2017, 06:46pm by Aaron Schatz

Raiders Fire DC Ken Norton

Well, it was nice for the Raiders to do this right after I sent out a bunch of tweets about how bad their defense is. Oakland is 32nd in defensive DVOA right now. If the season ended today, the Raiders would have the second-worst pass defense in DVOA history, one-tenth of a percent behind the 2015 Saints.

The Raiders are allowing a 72.3 percent completion rate. Joe Flacco has only four games this year with 200 passing yards, only three completing 70 percent of passes, and only three with no interceptions. There's only one game where he did all three things. It was against Oakland.

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14 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2017, 2:20pm by Bright Blue Shorts

21 Nov 2017, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Half-Season Premium Specials / T-Shirts Return!

Time to announce a couple of new special half-season premium products. (Click to read more.)

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2 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2017, 4:01am by Andrew Potter

21 Nov 2017, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz

New York Jets: Culture of Celebrated Mediocrity

Good article here by Jets blogger Joe Caporoso pointing out how badly the Jets have built their roster. Essentially, the Jets have spent the most money on the least important positions. They have gone cheap at quarterback, edge rusher, cornerback, and left tackle. They pay heavy for 3-4 defensive linemen, safeties, and guards. Combine that with a history of celebrating non-playoff seasons as moral victories, and you end up with a team that seems like it will go 6-10 until the end of time.

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13 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2017, 6:32pm by serutan

20 Nov 2017, 03:31pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 11

Four further players fall to injured reserve after Sunday's games, including important contributors for the Browns, Redskins, and Saints.

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20 Nov 2017, 01:43pm by Tom Gower

Broncos Fire OC Mike McCoy

This morning the Denver Broncos announced they had fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, and he will be replaced by quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave. McCoy was hired this offseason by new head coach Vance Joseph, and found generation offense much more difficult with Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler than it had been with Peyton Manning in his previous tenure with the team. The Broncos ranked 25th in offensive DVOA before yesterday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals after ranking 28th in offensive DVOA last year.

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20 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2017, 6:02pm by dryheat

20 Nov 2017, 08:24am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: The Browns May Go 0-16. Is That a Good Thing?

I am not a traitor to the analytics cause.
I am a Defender of the Faith.
I am the Martin Luther of Moneyball.

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28 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2017, 2:24pm by Bright Blue Shorts