28 Jan 2015, 04:16pm by Aaron Schatz
HELL to the YES. Featuring guest stars!
2 comments, Last at 4:52pm by mathesond
28 Jan 2015, 01:08pm by Aaron Schatz
A good feature on Five Thirty-Eight about the gradual, unstoppable, constant improvement of NFL kickers when it comes to field-goal accuracy. The research points out that many of our fourth-down models are actually outdated because they underestimate the odds of hitting a long field goal. Of course, this also makes punting from the opponent's 35 look even more stupid.
23 comments, Last at 4:53pm by Travis
27 Jan 2015, 04:11pm by Aaron Schatz
We've got a special release of Football Outsiders-branded players for Madden 15 Ultimate Team this weekend. (Click to read more.)
2 comments, Last at 6:58am by Raiderjoe
27 Jan 2015, 12:50pm by Tom Gower
Like every football writer on the internet not talking about PSI, I wrote about Rob Gronkowski and the challenge he poses. Includes a look at the 2012 Pats-Seahawks game, a look at how tight ends have beaten the Seahawks this year, and Gronkowski's postseason production.
26 Jan 2015, 02:41pm by Vincent Verhei
As the rest of the world focuses on deflated footballs, Peter King has a nice story on Bill Vinovich, who overcame a potentially fatal heart ailment to return to refereeing and will work Sunday's Super Bowl.
And then he talks deflated footballs. Sigh.
He also eulogizes Paul Needell and Ernie Banks, and has harsh words for Marshawn Lynch and his crotch-grabbing ways.
18 comments, Last at 2:34pm by Snack Flag
26 Jan 2015, 08:46am by Mike Tanier
DeflateGate has made us stupider as a species.
14 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2015, 5:53pm by RickD
25 Jan 2015, 06:43pm by Aaron Schatz
Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns has failed an alcohol test and is now facing a likely one-year ban from the NFL. Yes, alcohol. Because of Gordon's previous positive drug tests and DUI arrests, he was not even allowed to drink alcohol. My response to stories like this used to be anger about how guys were wasting their talents, but I've learned over the last couple years that alcohol abuse is a lot more complicated than that. So now my reaction is just sadness. It's sadness that Josh Gordon can't beat these disease. I hope he can get the help he needs.
46 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2015, 9:08pm by commissionerleaf
23 Jan 2015, 09:09pm by Vincent Verhei
In which Jim Harbaugh threatens to throw rocks, Case Keenum sorts the good guys from the bad, and Peyton Manning learns what to get a girl you don’t really like.
3 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2015, 2:48pm by dryheat
23 Jan 2015, 06:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Voting is now open in the 12th annual Football Outsiders Awards, our version of the Internet Baseball Awards where our readers get to have their say for the best and worst players of the year, plus our traditional pick of the best and worst ads from this year's NFL broadcasts. You can vote between now and January 31.
23 Jan 2015, 04:26pm by Tom Gower
My NBC content has shifted to NBC Sports World, at least for the postseason. In what you might think of as the evolutionary version of this old commentary XP on the 49ers and Ravens, I look at how Seattle and New England were constructed.
3 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2015, 6:37am by paramkhiva
How big is mobility in Russell Wilson's game? We looked at every play of the scramblin' man's career to understand how much of Seattle's offense is by design versus improv.