16 Dec 2016, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
10 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2016, 8:34pm by LionInAZ
13 Dec 2016, 07:35pm by Vincent Verhei
Is Pittsburgh's running back really an MVP candidate? (Click to read more.)
42 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2016, 9:43pm by jonnyblazin
13 Dec 2016, 12:21pm by Andrew Potter
The NFL has announced the four matches to be played in London during the 2017 regular season, which include maiden visits for the Arizona Cardinals, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cleveland Browns. A game each will be played in Weeks 3, 4, 7, and 8. (Click to read more.)
42 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2016, 4:46pm by Raiderjoe
12 Dec 2016, 04:10pm by Andrew Potter
The latest updates on injuries to players around the league. Notable names include Ryan Tannehill, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, and ... Jon Dorenbos?
6 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2016, 10:51am by jtr
12 Dec 2016, 03:53pm by Vincent Verhei
Just 13 games after he signed a two-year contract extension, Jeff Fisher has been fired as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.
65 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2016, 5:29pm by The Ninjalectual
12 Dec 2016, 08:03am by Mike Tanier
There's not quite as much Packers as the headline suggests. But there is an open letter to the Dak Benchers, and I transform briefly into a Turf Wizard.
1 comment, Last at 12 Dec 2016, 9:13am by big10freak
05 Dec 2016, 05:47pm by Andrew Potter
As a counterpoint to our weekly injury column, here's an article from FOX in which four NFL players share how rough post-game recovery is even for the healthy players. (Click to read more.)
9 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2016, 5:46pm by The Ninjalectual
05 Dec 2016, 04:30pm by Andrew Potter
One of the league's defensive stars is done for the year, as several playoff contenders suffer important injuries in an unlucky Week 13.
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7 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2016, 10:56am by andrew
05 Dec 2016, 08:50am by Mike Tanier
Despite the headline, this is mostly snow pictures and Jeff Fisher jokes.
6 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2016, 12:21pm by jtr
01 Dec 2016, 03:52pm by Vincent Verhei
The Chicago Bears announced today that quarterback Jay Cutler will have surgery on Saturday to repair his torn labrum and go on IR. The news means the end of Cutler's season and, in all likelihood, the end of his career in Chicago.
30 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2016, 2:43pm by theslothook
The surprises started early in this year's NFL Draft. Your Audibles crew discusses some of the major winners and losers from the first round.