11 Dec 2006, 11:46am by P. Ryan Wilson
Peter King consults Jerome Bettis on which potential 2006 wild-card team has the best shot at running the table. Also, the Quotes of the Week might be the best of the season.
46 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2006, 11:35pm by hector
10 Dec 2006, 01:38pm by Mike Tanier
Thoughts of the Football Outsiders staff from this weekend's games. (Click link to read more.)
10 Dec 2006, 01:22pm by Aaron Schatz
Great feature article in today's Boston Globe about the early days of the Redskins before they moved to Washington. Did you know that Redskins owner George Preston Marshall hired a Native American coach to try to drum up interest in the team? Of course, he also sealed the team's fate in Boston by doubling ticket prices one hour before a big game against the Giants. (Free registration required.)
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09 Dec 2006, 01:46pm by Doug Farrar
The Oakland Raiders Defense: Good. The Oakland Raiders Offense: Abysmal. But is the discrepancy the biggest of the DVOA era? (Click link to read more.)
09 Dec 2006, 11:39am by Doug Farrar
Yes, it's THEM again! It's not even funny anymore. Well, maybe a little bit. When Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Deltha O'Neal blew an 0.10 blood alcohol level after being stopped at a traffic checkpoint early Saturday, he became the eighth Bengal arrested this year. I'm not 100% sure, but this could break a record set by the Switzer-era Cowboys.
41 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 2:45pm by Ryan Mc
08 Dec 2006, 01:58pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz breaks down which teams have the highest week to week variance. (Click link to read more.)
08 Dec 2006, 12:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports: "Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., claimed at the end of a Thursday hearing that he will sponsor legislation to strip the NFL of the antitrust exemption that permits the league to negotiate its television contracts for all 32 franchises, rather than have the teams do so individually."
154 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 11:59am by fromanchu
07 Dec 2006, 04:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I don't know if you're aware, but Jason Whitlock's "NFL Truths" column has moved from Page 2 to AOL (and it's now called "NFL Real Talk"). Anyway, in his most recent effort he suggests that Ladainian Tomlinson is better than Jim Brown, Joe Gibbs should be fired, Eric Mangini deserves a lot of credit, and Michigan did not get "screwed by the BCS." He also thinks Jeff George would've saved Oakland's season and Tom Walsh's job. Okay, I made that last one up, but it certainly sounds like something Whitlock might say with a straight face.
78 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 9:05pm by Richie
07 Dec 2006, 02:06pm by Aaron Schatz
No, this mailbag question was not submitted by John Madden. (Click link to read more.)
07 Dec 2006, 02:01pm by Ned Macey
Is there a curse of Bill Polian that we need to look into? (Click link to read more.)
An upset-fueled Week 4 led to new expectations for surprising teams like Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, but poor performances at LSU and Notre Dame led to early-season firings.