Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Dec 2015, 02:01pm by Tom Gower

Current Tiebreaker Scenarios

Interested in who would make the playoffs under each potential tiebreaker scenario? The post linked, put together by commenter Travis, has all the different AFC possibilities, while this one has all the NFC possibilities. The AFC chart is a good explanation of why Jacksonville is at only 8.6% in our playoff odds despite being just a game back of Houston and Indianapolis: they'll need at least one Titans win or a Colts-Texans tie.

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16 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2015, 4:56pm by ZDNeal

14 Dec 2015, 05:09pm by Andrew Potter

Week 14 Injury Aftermath

Will Andy Dalton be able to return for Cincinnati this season?

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27 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2015, 1:42pm by Raiderjoe

14 Dec 2015, 08:35am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Hangover: 10 Overshadowed Players Who Hold Keys to the Playoffs

A fun mix of real analysis (in the first section) and gags (most of the rest) this week.

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20 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2015, 12:07am by rivalmantra

12 Dec 2015, 01:31pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN Offers Some QBR Analysis on Rodgers, Brady, Newton

ESPN digs into some of the analysis behind QBR that has led to interesting 2015 numbers for Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Cam Newton

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94 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2015, 2:01pm by Gormiepoo

12 Dec 2015, 10:26am by Mike Tanier

NFL Week 14: Mike Tanier's Previews and Score Predictions

I don't care if Jimmy Clausen starts over Matt Schaub. I had too much fun on that slide to give it up.

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12 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2015, 12:15pm by andrew

10 Dec 2015, 06:36pm by Vincent Verhei

Why 2015's NFL Scores Are the Weirdest in History

A blogger writing under the name "ELDORADO" has put together two pieces (an original submission, and a follow-up looking at NFL scores in 2015, and why fewer teams are scoring 17 or 20 or 24 points in a game, and more are scoring 18, 22, or 26.

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18 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2015, 2:09pm by ncuba

10 Dec 2015, 02:41pm by Tom Gower

NBC: How Great Is J.J. Watt?

The Houston Texans are making their first appearance on Sunday Night Football this season, so I made another attempt to put J.J. Watt's dominance in some recent and historical perspective. Naturally, he now has a cast on his left hand/wrist and did not practice on Thursday.

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25 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2015, 12:37pm by Mugsy

09 Dec 2015, 04:26pm by Vincent Verhei

The NFL Coaching Tree

The Wall Street Journal has put together a cool toy that shows every head coach in NFL history, linking them with the coaches they worked under as assistants, as well as their own assistants who went on to become head coaches themselves.

Twelve assistants under Bill Walsh would later take on head coaching jobs. Though Walsh is often cited as the gold standard when it comes to coaching trees, it's worth noting that Marty Schottenheimer and Bill Parcells also saw a dozen assistants graduate to head jobs.

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46 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2015, 1:22pm by Shattenjager

07 Dec 2015, 05:34pm by Vincent Verhei

Seahawks Release Cary Williams

Say this for Pete Carroll and John Schneider, they are not afraid to admit they made a mistake, cut their losses, and move on.

Less than a year after signing a three-year deal worth up to $18 million in free agency, cornerback Cary Williams has been released by the Seattle Seahawks, according to Curtis Crabtree at KJR radio in Seattle. Williams was benched two weeks ago after making a mental mistake against San Francisco, and was a healthy inactive the past two weeks against Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

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24 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2015, 12:01am by mrt1212

07 Dec 2015, 03:45pm by Andrew Potter

Week 13 Injury Aftermath

Will the last quarterback in Indianapolis please turn out the lights?

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