Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Dec 2008, 12:41pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NYTimes: In the NFL, a Pass Rush Isn't Measured by Just Sacks

Adjusted Sack Rate for the uninitiated, courtesy of the New York Times. (Free registration required.)

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5 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2008, 12:53pm by zdneal@yahoo.com

12 Dec 2008, 10:14pm by Bill Barnwell

Five Downs With DMN: Week 15

How can the Cowboys beat the Giants offense? We explore.

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09 Dec 2008, 08:28pm by Doug Farrar

Smarter Stats: Divisional DVOA, The Sequel

Back to DVOA by division for the Washington Post. Because I did this last night, I used Weighted DVOA through Week 13. The Week 14 standings are below...

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7 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2008, 10:26am by Wanker79

05 Dec 2008, 02:24pm by Bill Barnwell

Five Downs With FO: Week 14

Our weekly chat with Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News focuses on the Pittsburgh defense.

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3 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2008, 9:54pm by Briguy

02 Dec 2008, 12:35pm by Doug Farrar

Smarter Stats: Second Half Ups and Downs

This week's Washington Post article uses DVOA for the first and second half of the 2008 season to see who's rising at the right time, who's running out of gas, and which horrible teams are actually upping the ante!

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4 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2008, 8:49pm by Doug Farrar

30 Nov 2008, 03:59am by Doug Farrar

Browns-Colts: Number Crunch

A little DVOA Matchup thing I did for the Scout.com Cleveland Browns site in which I look at a few of the key battles in the Colts-Browns game. Among them: Rookie center Jamey Richard vs. Shaun Rogers (good luck, kid...), the Cleveland secondary vs. a revitalized Peyton Manning (yikes), and Braylon Edwards vs. the invisible animals that keep jumping in his face, making his drop all those balls.

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6 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2008, 1:17am by shake n bake

25 Nov 2008, 09:49pm by Doug Farrar

Smarter Stats: Easy Targets

Since last week's Washington Post stats piece dealt with the NFL's best pass defenses per receiver according to our numbers, it makes sense that the follow-up would cover the vortex of suck created by such teams as the Lions, Broncos and Rams.

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23 Nov 2008, 12:06pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NY Times: Favre Is Only the Face of the Jets' Resurgence

Once again, Football Outsiders will be providing a handful of Keeping Score articles for the Sunday New York Times now that baseball season is over. Today's piece talks about how the lines are powering the Jets' turnaround this season. You've read similar analysis before from FO, but you might be surprised to learn that Chad Pennington is a better deep passer than Brett Favre this year, and just how good Kris Jenkins is at stuffing the run. Free NY Times registration required.

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21 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2008, 8:17pm by Jim Glass

21 Nov 2008, 05:04pm by Doug Farrar

DVOA Matchup: Redskins at Seahawks

Our DVOA-heavy Seahawks preview moves from the Seattle Times to the Washington Post for a week, as the Jim Zorn/Mike Holmgren professional relationship is discussed.

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21 Nov 2008, 04:27pm by Bill Barnwell

Dallas Morning News: Week 12 Questions

Apparently, according to the commenters at the Dallas Morning News site, fumble luck is a qualitative idea.

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4 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2008, 10:05pm by BlueStarDude