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20 Sep 2015, 11:39am by Aaron Schatz

The Farce of Tackling Stats

Michael McKnight wrote a great piece for the Sports Illustrated NFL preview issue about how messed up tackling stats are. I'm quoted in here, along with the guys from PFF. There are problems with tackling stats that can't be fixed by the league -- the league isn't going to ever track "tackle opportunities" or "broken tackles," let's be real. The biggest problem with tackling stats that the league can actually fix is the fact that the NFL is depending on official scorers to get them right on game day. The official scorers are only human.

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1 comment, Last at 20 Sep 2015, 3:36pm by BlueStarDude

19 Sep 2015, 10:12am by Mike Tanier

NFL Game Previews, Week 2

They aren't slideshows. They are 16-page symphonies to the football gods.

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6 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2015, 9:48am by JimZipCode

17 Sep 2015, 04:17pm by Vincent Verhei

What Rams Think Of Seahawks' Passing Game

Jacob Stevens at Field Gulls wrote a great piece this week looking at the conservative coverage schemes St. Louis used in their win over Seattle in Week 1, and how Russell Wilson failed to exploit the opportunities he had.

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17 Sep 2015, 03:59pm by Vincent Verhei

FI: Week 2 FanDuel Matchups

With Week 1 in the books, we try to figure out which breakout players are here to last, and which look like illusions.

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14 Sep 2015, 02:28pm by Andrew Potter

Week 1 Injury Aftermath

Terrell Suggs' season-ending injury headlines the list of ailments NFL players suffered in Week 1. (Click for more)

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11 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2015, 6:35pm by big10freak

12 Sep 2015, 08:57am by Mike Tanier

NFL Game Previews, Week 1

My 11th year of providing Game Previews in one form or another for a major outlet. Now in slideshow form! (Ducks). Click through to learn why crocodiles are trying to eat Drew Brees, how the Bengals interpret Greek mythology, and which Redskins character you are!

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19 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2015, 1:25pm by palmcd

11 Sep 2015, 11:52am by Aaron Schatz

Football Outsiders for Madden 16: September 11

Here's a look at the five players from our Top 25 Prospects list who are available as boosted Football Outsiders players in Madden 16 Ultimate Team this week. (Click to read more.)

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1 comment, Last at 11 Sep 2015, 12:21pm by justanothersteve

10 Sep 2015, 07:41pm by Vincent Verhei

FI: Week 1 FanDuel Matchups

As part of our game charting deal with Sports Info Solutions, we'll be providing a weekly column at Fantasy Insiders offering advice for FanDuel players. This week we use KUBIAK projections to try to find bargains in the marketplace, and find it makes sense to spend big money at wide receiver.

(Fantasy Insiders subscription required.)

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10 Sep 2015, 02:30pm by Vincent Verhei

Dareus, Kuechly Get That Money

Two prominent defenders signed big-money deals on the eve of the 2015 NFL season.

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8 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2015, 7:17pm by Led

10 Sep 2015, 11:37am by Aaron Schatz

IR-Designated: Year of the Center

Hey, kids, it's the year of starting centers going on the IR-Designated to Return list. You all knew about Maurkice Pouncey in Pittsburgh. Yesterday, New England put center Bryan Stork on IR-Designated due to a concussion. An even bigger surprise in Minnesota today, where John Sullivan had back surgery today. Both Sullivan and Stork are now out at least through Week 8.

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1 comment, Last at 10 Sep 2015, 6:38pm by MJK