04 Dec 2006, 04:18pm by P. Ryan Wilson
D.J. Gallo offers some sound advice on how the Falcons can improve their defense just in time for a late playoff run.
22 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2006, 12:56pm by dryheat
04 Dec 2006, 03:03pm by Mike Tanier
Thoughts of the Football Outsiders staff from this weekend's games. (Click link to read more.)
04 Dec 2006, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Rob Parker of the Detroit News on perhaps this season's strangest story: the switch of Josh McCown from quarterback to wide receiver. Parker has a good point. The Detroit Lions are 2-10, so even if McCown actually is a better receiver than Mike Williams right now, doesn't it make sense to at least stick Williams in there to find out if he has any future whatsoever? Instead, the Lions are actually talking about switching McCown to receiver permanently.
42 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2006, 3:04pm by zlionsfan
04 Dec 2006, 12:25pm by Michael David Smith
Peter King writes that the AFC wild card is the race to watch.
54 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2006, 9:01pm by Kulko
04 Dec 2006, 11:00am by P. Ryan Wilson
Huh. Maybe this whole Jay Cutler thing wasn't such a good idea. Is it too late to start the "Un-bench Jake Plummer!" talk?
30 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2006, 12:08pm by James G
03 Dec 2006, 10:24pm by Aaron Schatz
Consider this a place to discuss the BCS matchups, and the decision of Florida over Michigan, until Confessions goes up Monday evening. Other than Florida-Ohio State, here are your matchups: USC-Michigan in an old school Rose Bowl, Wake Forest-Louisville in the Orange Bowl, Notre Dame-LSU in the Sugar Bowl, and Oklahoma-Boise State in the Tostitos This Is Not The Championship Just The Plain Old Fiesta Bowl. Link to Pete Fiutak's analysis.
107 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2006, 8:28am by kibbles
02 Dec 2006, 11:32pm by Bill Barnwell
Sean-freaking-Landeta has been allowed a weekend pass from the retirement home to punt for the Giants this weekend in the case that Jeff Feagles is unavailable. Of course, Jeff Feagles is only four years younger than Landeta himself. Not only is Landeta one of my favorite NFL players of all time (even when he made the move to Philadelphia), but he's the NFL's last link to the original Tecmo Bowl.
16 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 5:17pm by Weekly Journalist
01 Dec 2006, 11:24am by P. Ryan Wilson
This Washington Examiner article is a few days old but I wanted to link to it to point out one thing: maybe it was the beer, or the fact that my team's out of the playoff picture so I had no vested interest in the game, but I thought Bryant Gumbel and Chris Collinsworth were miles better than any other NFL broadcasting crew. During last night's Ravens-Bengals telecast there wasn't any yelling, no dopey mid-game interviews with celebrities, no sideline reporters and no graphics that obscured the action while conveying no useful information.
77 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 7:27pm by Parker
30 Nov 2006, 03:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz's thoughts on the Bengals-Ravens rematch tonight on the NFL Network. (Click link to read more.)
30 Nov 2006, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz
New England fans know that Bill Belichick will go out of his way to praise every upcoming opponent as if it was the best team in football. This week, it reached the ultimate point of absurdity with his comments about the Detroit Lions. "Third-and-18, it doesn't bother them ... Jon Kitna's completed 15, 20 passes in a row ... they have a very good offensive line." Put the crack pipe down, Bill. Honestly, how can you make the Lions look like a difficult opponent?
36 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 10:36pm by Jason Mulgrew aka The Mul Dawg aka J-Rocka
Where does Matt Ryan rank among playoff quarterbacks now? Was 2016 even a top-five postseason in Tom Brady's career? Scott Kacsmar's annual look at playoff drive stats also includes the first look at 1986-88 postseason DVOA.