24 Aug 2014
Greg Rasheed is a long-time fan of Football Outsiders' work and we have been guests on his radio shows in the past. I appeared on last year's preview and we talked up the Broncos as a Super Bowl favorite. Not much has changed in the AFC a year later, but yesterday I went on Greg's podcast (The Root and Roots Show) to talk 2014 predictions. Our interview starts at around the 60-minute mark, but the whole episode is dedicated to football. We talked about the two-horse race between Denver and New England, and why Seattle's in a great position to repeat. We also discussed topics ranging from the long-term prospects of Robert Griffin III in Washington to the abundance of penalties to which teams will take a step back or big step forward in 2014. I also mention my favorite for league MVP and the No. 1 pick in fantasy football.
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Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.