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25 Sep 2015, 02:46pm by Vincent Verhei

Drew Brees Out Sunday

The New Orleans Saints announced on Friday that Drew Brees will miss Sunday's game against Carolina . (Click for more.)

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21 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2015, 1:47pm by fest201620

25 Sep 2015, 01:36pm by Tom Gower

Peyton's Place? Nah-Denver's Defense is Broncos' Best Bet

In this week's column for NBC Sports, I take a look at Denver's defense, the force behind their 2-0 start. Tidbit from the piece: the best pass defense DVOA in Week 1 was the Broncos against the Ravens. The best pass defense DVOA in Week 2 was the Broncos against the Chiefs. I did not take the time to look up the last team had the best pass defense DVOA two weeks in a row, but I'm guessing it's been a while.

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12 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2015, 9:00am by Duff Soviet Union

25 Sep 2015, 12:55pm by Aaron Schatz

The Sorry State of Football Analytics

Trey Causey wants to know why football seems to be the one sport -- maybe the one industry -- where data analytics is not having any real impact. He makes some good points. How many times do we need to make the same arguments about fourth-down strategy? On the other hand, I do think analytics are having some under-the-radar impact in front-office decisions. Just because some front offices make bad decisions to trade up in the draft doesn't mean analytics isn't taking hold in other front offices. But yes, it sure seems ridiculous that we're still arguing over obvious things and low-hanging fruit.

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42 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2015, 5:45pm by Andrew Healy

23 Sep 2015, 04:41pm by Vincent Verhei

Kam Chancellor Ends Holdout

The three-time Pro Bowl strong safety missed all of training camp and the first two games of the regular season.

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26 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2015, 3:41am by Ivarsson.se

23 Sep 2015, 03:35pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Football Outsiders on Facebook

Football Outsiders has always been absurdly negligent when it comes to our Facebook presence, but we're trying to change that, slowly but surely. Starting this season, we've been posting links to most of our new content through both Facebook and Twitter. So if you get a lot of your news and links through Facebook, please make sure to Like our Facebook page. You can just search for Football Outsiders, or click the link here.

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22 Sep 2015, 09:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Cowboys Trade for Matt Cassel

In a not ridiculous move, the Dallas Cowboys traded for quarterback Matt Cassel today, dealing a 2017 fifth-round pick to Buffalo for Cassel and a 2017 seventh-round pick. (Because of previous trades, the Cowboys didn't have a 2016 pick past the fourth round to offer in a deal.) Cassel offers good insurance in case Brandon Weeden is terrible as the new Dallas starter, although it's expensive insurance because Cassel has a $2 million contract. Yes, Cassel is mediocre at best, but that mediocrity may be better than Brandon Weeden's best.

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57 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2015, 6:35pm by Theo

21 Sep 2015, 03:10pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 2 Injury Aftermath (UPDATED)

Tony Romo's broken collarbone highlights the damage this week.

UPDATED: Drew Brees might miss several games with a shoulder injury.

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24 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2015, 9:57am by nat

21 Sep 2015, 01:50pm by Vincent Verhei

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

More bad news about the toll playing football takes on the human brain: "A total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive for the brain disease at the center of the debate over concussions in football, according to new figures from the nation’s largest brain bank focused on the study of traumatic head injury."

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27 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2015, 1:33pm by usernaim250

21 Sep 2015, 12:25pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: Panic and Patience

Peter King looks at the NFL's eight 0-2 teams and determines which will be OK, and which are doomed.

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21 Sep 2015, 07:13am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Hangover: Chip Kelly's Good Ideas Have Gone Bad for the Eagles

The mood here in the Greater Philly area is ... not good. And they haven't even closed the whole region down for the Pope yet.

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100 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2015, 9:39pm by mehllageman56