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03 Nov 2017, 05:37pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: NFL Teams Are More Consistent Now

At FiveThirtyEight, Scott Kacsmar writes how DVOA variance was at an all-time low in 2016, and how 2017 is shaping up to continue the trend.

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14 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2017, 7:28pm by LionInAZ

02 Nov 2017, 05:17pm by Vincent Verhei

Deshaun Watson Tears ACL

As first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL on a non-contact drill in practice today, ending one of the best stories of the 2017 NFL season and one of the most exciting rookie campaigns on record. This sucks.

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68 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2017, 4:35am by Mr Shush

31 Oct 2017, 07:08pm by Vincent Verhei

Dolphins Trade Ajayi to Eagles

We almost overlooked this with all the other insanity going on at the trade deadline, but the Miami Dolphins have traded running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick.

On Thursday night against Baltimore, Ajayi gained 21 yards on his first carry, then 2 yards on his other 13 carries. Dolphins coach Adam Gase had harsh words after the game: "We've got to stop trying to hit home runs all the time. It's on the running back. Do your job. It's not hard to do."

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18 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2017, 11:23am by ChrisS

31 Oct 2017, 06:36pm by Vincent Verhei

Browns Bungle Barter with Bengals

This story is so unbelievable I wanted it verified from multiple sources before I put up an XP. Well, here we are.

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46 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2017, 10:12am by jtr

31 Oct 2017, 06:03pm by Vincent Verhei

Panthers Trade Kelvin Benjamin to Bills

The Carolina Panthers have traded wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for third- and seventh-round picks in next year's draft.

The trade fills an obvious need for Buffalo, who find themselves in the thick of the playoff chase at 5-2 despite one of the NFL's worst depth chart at wide receiver. Running back LeSean McCoy leads the team in targets and receptions. Second-round rookie Zay Jones is second on the team with 37 targets, but has only caught 10 of those passes.

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20 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2017, 8:52pm by The Ninjalectual

30 Oct 2017, 10:27pm by Tom Gower

Zeke Elliott Suspension: Back Off For Now

As if Monday evening wasn't busy enough in the NFL already, we got the decision we were waiting for out of the Southern District of New York. Ezekiel Elliott's application for a preliminary injunction against his six-game suspension was rejected, so it's back on again. Tonight's order was stayed for 24 hours to allow parties to pursue appellate options. The story is not completely over, but we should now be very close to the time the Cowboys play games without their top running back.

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8 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2017, 5:41pm by jtr

30 Oct 2017, 08:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Patriots Deal Garoppolo to 49ers

No, seriously, this is a thing that is happening. After allegedly spending the 2017 offseason turning down offers of first-round picks for their backup quarterback/Brady heir apparent, the Patriots pulled the trigger tonight on a deal to send Garoppolo to San Francisco for the 49ers' second-round pick. It's going to be a very high pick in that round. I have so many questions. Why now and not before the 2017 draft? Have they finally decided that Brady is serious about playing until he's 45, but they didn't think he was serious before?

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138 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2017, 1:38pm by Richie

30 Oct 2017, 07:12pm by Aaron Schatz

UPDATE: Terms of Duane Brown Trade Change

Offensive line continuity is nice but guys who can actually play are nicer. The Seahawks make a nice upgrade to their biggest weakness by dealing for disgruntled Texans left tackle Duane Brown. Details still to be announced. The Texans, I guess, made the decision they were not going to pay what Brown wanted in a new contract. He's currently supposed to make $9.75 million in 2018, the last year of his old deal, and wants a new one.

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11 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2017, 3:39pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

30 Oct 2017, 02:21pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 8

The worst injury of the NFL season so far occurred in New Orleans in Week 8.

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3 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2017, 4:34pm by TomC

30 Oct 2017, 06:52am by MikeTanier

Monday Morning Digest: Patriots are Bad, but Opponents Won't Stop Being Worse

There are no great teams this year. Just good teams that beat a lot of bad teams.

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1 comment, Last at 31 Oct 2017, 10:42am by Cheesehead_Canuck