19 Dec 2015, 05:26pm by Aaron Schatz
Important story from the last couple days that's worth discussing with the FO readers. The NFL has announced that it will expand communication during the playoffs between referees and V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino at the New York office.
5 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2015, 11:45am by PatsFan
19 Dec 2015, 08:39am by Mike Tanier
A good mix of analysis and fun this week, including Jimmy Clausen's career as a Seahawks groupie and the real reason Calvin Johnson never gets the ball.
4 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2015, 1:44pm by justanothersteve
17 Dec 2015, 02:01pm by Tom Gower
Interested in who would make the playoffs under each potential tiebreaker scenario? The post linked, put together by commenter Travis, has all the different AFC possibilities, while this one has all the NFC possibilities. The AFC chart is a good explanation of why Jacksonville is at only 8.6% in our playoff odds despite being just a game back of Houston and Indianapolis: they'll need at least one Titans win or a Colts-Texans tie.
16 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2015, 4:56pm by ZDNeal
14 Dec 2015, 05:09pm by Andrew Potter
Will Andy Dalton be able to return for Cincinnati this season?
27 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2015, 1:42pm by Raiderjoe
14 Dec 2015, 08:35am by Mike Tanier
A fun mix of real analysis (in the first section) and gags (most of the rest) this week.
20 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2015, 12:07am by rivalmantra
12 Dec 2015, 01:31pm by Scott Kacsmar
ESPN digs into some of the analysis behind QBR that has led to interesting 2015 numbers for Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Cam Newton
94 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2015, 2:01pm by Gormiepoo
12 Dec 2015, 10:26am by Mike Tanier
I don't care if Jimmy Clausen starts over Matt Schaub. I had too much fun on that slide to give it up.
12 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2015, 12:15pm by andrew
10 Dec 2015, 06:36pm by Vincent Verhei
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.
18 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2015, 2:09pm by ncuba
10 Dec 2015, 02:41pm by Tom Gower
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.
25 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2015, 12:37pm by Mugsy
09 Dec 2015, 04:26pm by Vincent Verhei
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.
46 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2015, 1:22pm by Shattenjager
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.