Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Dec 2016, 12:54pm by Andrew Potter

Week 16 Injury Aftermath

Major injuries to contenders for the second seed in each conference blight the Week 16 injury report, while Tennessee loses both its playoff chance and its starting quarterback in Jacksonville.

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5 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2016, 11:28am by Theo

22 Dec 2016, 05:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Philadelphia's Week-to-Week DVOA Graph

A closer look, game by game, at how the Philadelphia Eagles have managed to go 5-9 despite outscoring their opponents. (Click to read more.)

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2 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2016, 3:37pm by eagleinzona

20 Dec 2016, 09:38pm by Vincent Verhei

Raiders Lead NFL with Seven Pro Bowl Berths

The Oakland Raiders had a league-high seven players named to the initial Pro Bowl rosters this afternoon.

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30 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2016, 9:58pm by BlueStarDude

20 Dec 2016, 01:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Ranking NFL QB Supporting Casts

This is a really interesting analysis by our friend Greg Bedard, looking at a variety of metrics from both FO and PFF (blocking, run game, weapons, coaching, and defense) to get an estimate on which quarterbacks are in the best situation to succeed. The Rams and Browns are worst, but Vikings are very low (Cian Fahey is nodding now). At the top are the Steelers, the Patriots (coaching, remember?) and the Cowboys. Please ignore the fact that the SI website layout makes me want to stab my eyeballs out and often includes self-launching video, and read the article anyway, because it is good.

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27 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2016, 4:33pm by Frip88

19 Dec 2016, 05:00pm by Vincent Verhei

Texans Name Savage as Starting Quarterback

Third-year pro Tom Savage will get his first start in Week 16 against Cincinnati.

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30 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2016, 1:35pm by Mr Shush

19 Dec 2016, 04:14pm by Andrew Potter

Week 15 Injury Aftermath

Our two headline players may or may not miss time following a very mild Week 15 for injuries.

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12 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2016, 10:33am by jtr

19 Dec 2016, 02:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Insta-Graham: Bills-Browns Recap

In case you have not seen it yet, Tim Graham's Bills-Browns recap in the Buffalo News is a work of art.

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4 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2016, 2:57pm by In_Belichick_We_Trust

19 Dec 2016, 08:14am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Packers, Patriots Stay Hot on a Cold-Hearted Sunday

Featuring the Top Five Most Famous Sleeves in Human History.

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1 comment, Last at 19 Dec 2016, 9:01am by Mr Shush

18 Dec 2016, 06:53pm by Tom Gower

Jaguars Fire HC Gus Bradley

In the wake of today's blown lead and loss to the Houston Texans that dropped them to 2-12 on the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have fired head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley provided great enthusiasm but found little success on the field in nearly four seasons in Jacksonville. He finishes with a career record of 14-48. An interim head coach was not immediately announced.

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20 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2016, 5:50am by Vincent Verhei

16 Dec 2016, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Is Botching Kickoff Returns

A lot of readers have asked me to run numbers on kickoff returns this year, to find out if returners really are making a mistake by taking it out of the end zone so often. I never have found the time, so it's nice that Benjamin Morris at FiveThirtyEight has done it for me.

"If the entire league had simply taken a knee on these 356 kickoffs it returned out of the endzone, it would have saved a combined 1,108 yards of field position."

So stop taking the damn kickoffs out of the end zone. Stop it already. Just stop.

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10 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2016, 8:34pm by LionInAZ