20 Oct 2011, 02:05pm by Aaron Schatz
We examine the Carson Palmer trade and conclude that it's a lot more about sustaining Oakland's playoff chances than actually improving the Raiders. The offensive line, in particular, has made a leap that has helped the Raiders offense play well.
6 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2011, 9:12am by Blotzphoto
16 Oct 2011, 05:42pm by Rivers McCown
DVOA doesn't back up their 2-3 record, and the Jets are still a very good team despite their poor start.
5 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 7:06pm by tuluse
13 Oct 2011, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz
49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been the tenth-best quarterback in the NFL by our metrics so far this year. Is that sustainable?
2 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2011, 1:45am by Jim Glass
09 Oct 2011, 07:06pm by Danny Tuccitto
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.
9 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2011, 3:28pm by Joseph
06 Oct 2011, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
1 comment, Last at 06 Oct 2011, 1:24pm by Dr. Gamera
02 Oct 2011, 06:44pm by Danny Tuccitto
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?
3 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2011, 2:30pm by drobviousso
29 Sep 2011, 02:57pm by Rivers McCown
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.
1 comment, Last at 30 Sep 2011, 6:15am by Mr Shush
25 Sep 2011, 07:24pm by Danny Tuccitto
What is propping up Rex Grossman's numbers? How is Ryan Kerrigan helping the Redskins defense, and is it sustainable?
5 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2011, 3:12pm by Hank
22 Sep 2011, 04:27pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
9 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2011, 12:09am by tuluse
19 Sep 2011, 02:49am by Aaron Schatz
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.
1 comment, Last at 20 Sep 2011, 3:58pm by notque_deeproute