21 Sep 2015, 01:50pm by Vincent Verhei
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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21 Sep 2015, 12:25pm by Vincent Verhei
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
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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20 Sep 2015, 11:39am by Aaron Schatz
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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19 Sep 2015, 10:12am by Mike Tanier
They aren't slideshows. They are 16-page symphonies to the football gods.
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17 Sep 2015, 04:17pm by Vincent Verhei
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
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
Terrell Suggs' season-ending injury headlines the list of ailments NFL players suffered in Week 1. (Click for more)
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12 Sep 2015, 08:57am by Mike Tanier
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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11 Sep 2015, 11:52am by Aaron Schatz
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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An erratic but improving offensive line played a big part in Denver's championship win.