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10 Dec 2015, 06:36pm by Vincent Verhei

Why 2015's NFL Scores Are the Weirdest in History

A blogger writing under the name "ELDORADO" has put together two pieces (an original submission, and a follow-up looking at NFL scores in 2015, and why fewer teams are scoring 17 or 20 or 24 points in a game, and more are scoring 18, 22, or 26.

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18 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2015, 2:09pm by ncuba

10 Dec 2015, 02:41pm by Tom Gower

NBC: How Great Is J.J. Watt?

The Houston Texans are making their first appearance on Sunday Night Football this season, so I made another attempt to put J.J. Watt's dominance in some recent and historical perspective. Naturally, he now has a cast on his left hand/wrist and did not practice on Thursday.

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25 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2015, 12:37pm by Mugsy

09 Dec 2015, 04:26pm by Vincent Verhei

The NFL Coaching Tree

The Wall Street Journal has put together a cool toy that shows every head coach in NFL history, linking them with the coaches they worked under as assistants, as well as their own assistants who went on to become head coaches themselves.

Twelve assistants under Bill Walsh would later take on head coaching jobs. Though Walsh is often cited as the gold standard when it comes to coaching trees, it's worth noting that Marty Schottenheimer and Bill Parcells also saw a dozen assistants graduate to head jobs.

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46 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2015, 1:22pm by Shattenjager

07 Dec 2015, 05:34pm by Vincent Verhei

Seahawks Release Cary Williams

Say this for Pete Carroll and John Schneider, they are not afraid to admit they made a mistake, cut their losses, and move on.

Less than a year after signing a three-year deal worth up to $18 million in free agency, cornerback Cary Williams has been released by the Seattle Seahawks, according to Curtis Crabtree at KJR radio in Seattle. Williams was benched two weeks ago after making a mental mistake against San Francisco, and was a healthy inactive the past two weeks against Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

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24 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2015, 12:01am by mrt1212

07 Dec 2015, 03:45pm by Andrew Potter

Week 13 Injury Aftermath

Will the last quarterback in Indianapolis please turn out the lights?

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07 Dec 2015, 10:09am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Hangover: Sorting Out the NFL's 7 Best Super Bowl Contenders

Subtitled: the Patriots are doomed Doomed DOOOOOOOOOOOMED!

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12 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:52pm by jsf80238

05 Dec 2015, 09:43am by Mike Tanier

NFL Week 13: Mike Tanier's Previews and Score Predictions

Featuring Magic Spunky Geezer Quarterbacks and the real story of what happens when Chip Kelly and Bill Belichick do lunch.

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8 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2015, 10:23am by evenchunkiermonkey

05 Dec 2015, 03:45am by Vincent Verhei

New York Times Playoff Simulator

Trying to look busy at work? The New York Times has released a playoff odds simulator that can show you one game can swing a team's playoff odds.

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4 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2015, 8:53pm by White Rose Duelist

04 Dec 2015, 04:39pm by Tom Gower

Antonio Brown, Receiver of Renown

In advance of the Steelers playing the Colts, this week's NBC piece looks at Antonio Brown. ICYMI, he's really good and does a lot of things really well, though Todd Haley may be calling too many wide receiver screens.

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1 comment, Last at 04 Dec 2015, 10:35pm by Theo

03 Dec 2015, 07:28pm by Vincent Verhei

What's a Timeout Worth?

Two good articles on timeouts, delay-of-game penalties, and clock management. (Click to read more.)

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5 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2015, 10:22am by PatsFan