Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Oct 2011, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Has Alex Smith Improved?

49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been the tenth-best quarterback in the NFL by our metrics so far this year. Is that sustainable?

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2 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2011, 1:45am by Jim Glass

09 Oct 2011, 07:06pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Detroit Needs to Diversify Its Offense

The Lions' pass offense has been impressive in their 4-0 start, but what about that 30th-ranked running game? This week's Monday Night Football column looks at how the disparity between the two raises red flags about Detroit's Super Bowl prospects.

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9 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2011, 3:28pm by Joseph

06 Oct 2011, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: How is Tennessee Winning?

Analysis of the surprising 3-1 Titans shows a team very similar to the Titans team that went 13-3 in 2003: strong passing and defense overcoming a stagnant running game. But since Matt Hasselbeck is unlikely to continue playing at a superstar level, the onus is on the defense to keep the team in the AFC South race.

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1 comment, Last at 06 Oct 2011, 1:24pm by Dr. Gamera

02 Oct 2011, 06:44pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Analyzing the Colts' Injury Issues

Indianapolis' season is basically over at this point with Peyton Manning gone, but the Colts have also sustained a number of other injuries this season. This is not a one-year trend in the slightest -- the Colts lead the NFL in Adjusted Games Lost over the past five seasons. Why is that?

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3 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2011, 2:30pm by drobviousso

29 Sep 2011, 02:57pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: How Improved is the Texans' Defense?

A look at how Johnathan Joseph is impacting the Texans defense, what the 40 points scored by New Orleans means going forward, and where the real problem lies.

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1 comment, Last at 30 Sep 2011, 6:15am by Mr Shush

25 Sep 2011, 07:24pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Are the Washington Redskins For Real?

What is propping up Rex Grossman's numbers? How is Ryan Kerrigan helping the Redskins defense, and is it sustainable?

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5 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2011, 3:12pm by Hank

22 Sep 2011, 04:27pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: The Buffalo Bills Offense is For Real

The Bills offense has been quite good so far this year, and it may be more sustainable than you might think. The 1999 Washington Redskins are the best-case comparison, and the 1994 Seattle Seahawks are on the other side of the spectrum.

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9 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2011, 12:09am by tuluse

19 Sep 2011, 02:49am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Manning will be Under Pressure Monday Night

The Monday night piece this week is a look at our new Total Pressure metric, which we debuted in Football Outsiders Almanac 2011, and how the Rams and Giants both do well in it.

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1 comment, Last at 20 Sep 2011, 3:58pm by notque_deeproute

15 Sep 2011, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Don't Overreact to Week 1 Blowouts

Getting slaughtered in the first week of the season isn't a good thing, but it's not a guarantee that your season will end poorly -- especially if you're coming off a good season the year before.

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10 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2011, 11:38am by dmstorm22

12 Sep 2011, 04:07am by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Is Miami a Playoff Contender?

A look at why our DVOA projections like Miami so much this season, and an overview of the subjective problems the Dolphins have that our system may not account for.

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7 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2011, 8:38am by Anonymous(not that one)