Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Nov 2014, 02:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Injury Update: Willis, Mebane to IR

Wow, the NFC West just got crushed this weekend. You already knew about Carson Palmer tearing his ACL. This morning, we have reports that the Seahawks have lost defensive tackle Brandon Mebane for the year with a torn hamstring. He's probably the most important player in their front seven. And there are reports that Patrick Willis' turf toe is so bad that the 49ers will be forced to put him on injured reserve. Ugh. The Seahawks have Kevin Williams to plug in for Mebane, but depth is a serious problem on that defensive line.

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3 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2014, 6:28pm by Sisyphus

10 Nov 2014, 02:35pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: Don't Count Out the Cards

Peter King still has faith in "the NFC's best team." Plus: how the Lions have eliminated "dumb mistakes," the Jets' keys to shutting down Pittsburgh's aerial attack, and the Bears' chances of turning their season around (spoiler: slim).

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4 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2014, 6:42pm by LionInAZ

10 Nov 2014, 02:32pm by Andrew Potter

Week 10 Injury Aftermath

Carson Palmer was not the only prominent starter on a playoff contender who will miss the rest of the season.

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1 comment, Last at 11 Nov 2014, 8:41pm by LionInAZ

10 Nov 2014, 08:54am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: 49ers, Lions, Chiefs Prove Playoff Worthy

Also, the Bears make the rest of us hate them as much as they hate themselves.

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9 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2014, 1:19am by Jeff M.

08 Nov 2014, 09:07am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Week 10 Game Previews

The kicker just got thrown out the window. And he was on fire.

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5 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2014, 3:13pm by John Carter

07 Nov 2014, 06:48pm by Vincent Verhei

Palmer Signs Three-Year Extension with Cardinals

Carson Palmer, who was set to be a free agent at the end of the season, has signed a three-year extension with the Arizona Cardinals. ESPN's Adam Schefter says the deal is worth about $50 million in total value.

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13 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2014, 3:44pm by chemical burn

07 Nov 2014, 04:53pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Brandon Marshall's Deep Play Problems

In this week's Sunday Night Football column, I examine the decline in Brandon Marshall's DVOA. As the headline indicates, it's all about downfield throws.

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06 Nov 2014, 06:50pm by Aaron Schatz

Thursday Night Football is Easy to Hate but Hard to Defeat

We all know that Thursday night football feels extra sloppy. And it logically seems like it should be extra sloppy, since players haven't had a full week to recover from Sunday's games. But as others have done before, Kevin Seifert has run numbers showing that Thursday games do not in fact feature more injuries or less scoring. There are more turnovers, but also fewer penalties and the same number of dropped passes as in other games.

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11 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2014, 11:08pm by jebmak

06 Nov 2014, 05:24pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Reviewing Adrian Peterson Case

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea agreement with Texas prosecutors that will keep him out of jail. That does not mean he will be on an NFL field anytime soon.

Peterson, who was facing up to two years in prison on child abuse charges, has agreed to plea no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault. Peterson will be placed on probation and will pay a $4,000 fine and serve 80 hours of community service. He also will take parenting classes, and if he completes his probation without incident, there won't be a conviction on his record.

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10 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2014, 12:08am by Jerry

06 Nov 2014, 02:30pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Announces 2015 International Games

The NFL has announced its trio of International Series games. They may as well dump the "International" name for "London," which is where all the games are. Regardless, playing in Wembley next year will be:

  • October 4: New York Jets "at" Miami Dolphins (the first-ever divisional game played internationally)
  • October 25: Buffalo Bills "at" Jacksonville Jaguars
  • November 1: Detroit Lions "at" Kansas City Chiefs

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7 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2014, 6:43pm by Vincent Verhei