11 Aug 2015, 01:50pm by Aaron Schatz
Can I make better jokes than the ones already going through your head? Geno Smith will be out 6-10 weeks after reserve linebacker IK Enemkpali (who has been cut) broke his jaw in a locker room fight this morning. Ryan Fitzpatrick becomes the Jets' starter now, at least for the first month of the season. I think the Jets may actually be a stronger wild-card contender with Fitzpatrick running the offense. Our projections love the Jets, but not because of their offense. The defense isn't affected by what happened today and frankly, Fitzpatrick is a better quarterback than Smith right now.
85 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2015, 4:05am by saurabhrampal2
10 Aug 2015, 04:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, let's start promoting Football Outsiders Almanac 2015! Here I am on WEEI in Boston with Christopher Price and Butch Stearns this past Sunday morning, talking about the book and the AFC East in 2015. If you can't enjoy the audio, have fun reading through WEEI's very wacky transcription program and its attempt to present the text of my appearance.
8 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2015, 4:05am by saurabhrampal2
09 Aug 2015, 07:44pm by Scott Kacsmar
Hall of Famer Frank Gifford died on Sunday at the age of 84.
1 comment, Last at 10 Aug 2015, 7:56am by Jerry
05 Aug 2015, 10:14am by Aaron Schatz
It's finally done!
04 Aug 2015, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh, Houston fans. Arian Foster injured his groin at Houston practice last night, and it looks like it's going to require surgery. That will mean going on IR-designated for return, taking Foster out of action for at least eight weeks of the regular season. So who do you want to count on alongside your questionable quarterbacks, Texans: Chris Polk, who can't stay healthy, or Alfred Blue and his league-worst rushing DVOA from last season? Or is there going to be a Chris Johnson or Knowshon Moreno signing here?
10 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2015, 5:46am by ramsingh
04 Aug 2015, 02:41pm by Vincent Verhei
It's our first "So-And-So Is Out For The Season After Training Camp Injury" story of 2015. In this case it's bad news for the Baltimore Ravens, who lose starting strong safety Matt Elam to a torn biceps.
5 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2015, 11:29pm by andrew
02 Aug 2015, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei
Earlier this week, Seattle signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a long-term deal. Now they've also extended the contract of Bobby Wagner, in some ways the quarterback of their defense. Wagner was set to make less than a million dollars this season, but will now be the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL at $10.8 million per year on a deal that runs through 2019.
67 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2015, 8:34pm by Jerry
01 Aug 2015, 02:23pm by Rivers McCown
Three FO'ers at various times get together on a podcast, where they discuss offensive line play and also King of the Hill and wrestling. (Parental discretion is advised, especially for the wrestling part.)
13 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2015, 12:15pm by Geckofw
31 Jul 2015, 10:31am by Aaron Schatz
The Asterisk is getting paid. Wilson and the Seahawks apparently have agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million dollar extension, though we're not sure yet if the announced money is for 2015-2018 or for 2016-2019. It looks like Wilson will now be the second-highest paid player in the game, behind Aaron Rodgers.
102 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2015, 4:25am by Jerry
28 Jul 2015, 02:39pm by Vincent Verhei
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on integrity of the game.
Brady will miss the Thursday night opener against Pittsburgh, plus a home game against Jacksonville, road games against Buffalo and Dallas, and New England's bye in Week 4. He will be eligible to play Week 6 at Indianapolis.
403 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2015, 6:49pm by Coaldale Joe
Take the under: this week will see multiple teams with good defenses square off against one another in games including Michigan-Northwestern and Florida-Missouri.