22 Dec 2016, 05:25pm by Aaron Schatz
A closer look, game by game, at how the Philadelphia Eagles have managed to go 5-9 despite outscoring their opponents. (Click to read more.)
2 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2016, 3:37pm by eagleinzona
20 Dec 2016, 09:38pm by Vincent Verhei
The Oakland Raiders had a league-high seven players named to the initial Pro Bowl rosters this afternoon.
31 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2017, 4:16am by Amily
20 Dec 2016, 01:41pm by Aaron Schatz
This is a really interesting analysis by our friend Greg Bedard, looking at a variety of metrics from both FO and PFF (blocking, run game, weapons, coaching, and defense) to get an estimate on which quarterbacks are in the best situation to succeed. The Rams and Browns are worst, but Vikings are very low (Cian Fahey is nodding now). At the top are the Steelers, the Patriots (coaching, remember?) and the Cowboys. Please ignore the fact that the SI website layout makes me want to stab my eyeballs out and often includes self-launching video, and read the article anyway, because it is good.
27 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2016, 4:33pm by Frip88
19 Dec 2016, 05:00pm by Vincent Verhei
Third-year pro Tom Savage will get his first start in Week 16 against Cincinnati.
30 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2016, 1:35pm by Mr Shush
19 Dec 2016, 04:14pm by Andrew Potter
Our two headline players may or may not miss time following a very mild Week 15 for injuries.
12 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2016, 10:33am by jtr
19 Dec 2016, 02:02pm by Aaron Schatz
In case you have not seen it yet, Tim Graham's Bills-Browns recap in the Buffalo News is a work of art.
4 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2016, 2:57pm by In_Belichick_We_Trust
19 Dec 2016, 08:14am by Mike Tanier
Featuring the Top Five Most Famous Sleeves in Human History.
1 comment, Last at 19 Dec 2016, 9:01am by Mr Shush
18 Dec 2016, 06:53pm by Tom Gower
In the wake of today's blown lead and loss to the Houston Texans that dropped them to 2-12 on the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have fired head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley provided great enthusiasm but found little success on the field in nearly four seasons in Jacksonville. He finishes with a career record of 14-48. An interim head coach was not immediately announced.
20 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2016, 5:50am by Vincent Verhei
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
Given the historical success of undrafted quarterbacks in the NFL, Tony Romo might as well be a national treasure. We look at the impact of developmental leagues on undrafted quarterbacks, and just how many players have tried to break through in a recent season.