Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

05 Nov 2014, 07:43pm by Vincent Verhei

Marcus Lattimore Announces Retirement

One of the most promising NFL careers in recent memory is over before it started. Marcus Lattimore, a star running back at South Carolina who suffered two gruesome knee injuries in college, has announced his retirement from pro football.

Lattimore led the SEC in yards from scrimmage before injuries ruined his career. The 49ers selected him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft in hopes he would be able to recover, but he was never able to suit up for a game, including the preseason.

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18 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2014, 11:48pm by Jerry

05 Nov 2014, 07:31pm by Vincent Verhei

Texans Going With Ryan Mallett as Starting QB

The Houston Texans are 4-5, two games behind the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South (and 0-1 against the Colts this season) and 1 1/2 games out of the wild card race. Ryan Fitzpatrick, though, is 25th in DVOA, and so the Texans are hoping for an upgrade by naming Ryan Mallett as their starting quarterback.

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18 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2014, 11:42am by tuluse

05 Nov 2014, 05:20pm by Vincent Verhei

College Football Data Analysis: Why Your Team Should Have Won

This piece by Summit, a data analysis advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., looks back at what college football's postseason might have looked like in recent years if the four-team playoff had begun in 2010. (Hint: I hope you like watching Alabama play football.)

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2 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2014, 1:27pm by mdfbo