09 Dec 2006, 01:46pm by Doug Farrar
The Oakland Raiders Defense: Good. The Oakland Raiders Offense: Abysmal. But is the discrepancy the biggest of the DVOA era? (Click link to read more.)
09 Dec 2006, 11:39am by Doug Farrar
Yes, it's THEM again! It's not even funny anymore. Well, maybe a little bit. When Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Deltha O'Neal blew an 0.10 blood alcohol level after being stopped at a traffic checkpoint early Saturday, he became the eighth Bengal arrested this year. I'm not 100% sure, but this could break a record set by the Switzer-era Cowboys.
41 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 2:45pm by Ryan Mc
08 Dec 2006, 01:58pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz breaks down which teams have the highest week to week variance. (Click link to read more.)
08 Dec 2006, 12:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports: "Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., claimed at the end of a Thursday hearing that he will sponsor legislation to strip the NFL of the antitrust exemption that permits the league to negotiate its television contracts for all 32 franchises, rather than have the teams do so individually."
154 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 11:59am by fromanchu
07 Dec 2006, 04:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I don't know if you're aware, but Jason Whitlock's "NFL Truths" column has moved from Page 2 to AOL (and it's now called "NFL Real Talk"). Anyway, in his most recent effort he suggests that Ladainian Tomlinson is better than Jim Brown, Joe Gibbs should be fired, Eric Mangini deserves a lot of credit, and Michigan did not get "screwed by the BCS." He also thinks Jeff George would've saved Oakland's season and Tom Walsh's job. Okay, I made that last one up, but it certainly sounds like something Whitlock might say with a straight face.
78 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 9:05pm by Richie
07 Dec 2006, 02:06pm by Aaron Schatz
No, this mailbag question was not submitted by John Madden. (Click link to read more.)
07 Dec 2006, 02:01pm by Ned Macey
Is there a curse of Bill Polian that we need to look into? (Click link to read more.)
07 Dec 2006, 11:24am by P. Ryan Wilson
Here's an interesting story from ESPN.com on how NFL players are getting caught up in this whole fantasy football thing. I think I might be the only person on the planet not playing fantasy football, but if I did, my team would definitely be named Juneimus D Great.
43 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 10:42am by Kuato
06 Dec 2006, 02:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Does Michael Clayton have any hope for a brighter future? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try and find out. (Click link to read more.)
06 Dec 2006, 11:23am by P. Ryan Wilson
To me, this seems pretty obvious. Even if backup Brooks Bollinger is injured, the Vikings can't let Brad Johnson back on the field. Ever. Complicating matters, rookie Tavaris Jackson doesn't feel prepared to take over the job since he's mainly worked on the scout team this season. After Johnson's four-interception performance last week, I don't think it matters.
40 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2006, 5:37pm by Pacifist Viking
The Saints were 2016's oldest team, and the Rams were once again the youngest. Are more rookies starting than ever before in the NFL? 2016 was the youngest season we have tracked yet.