Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Feb 2008, 02:34am by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XLII Preview

We know the Giants have improved over their last four games, but what has specifically changed? Is it enough to pull the greatest upset in NFL history? What can the Patriots do to make sure that doesn't happen? Here's the Football Outsiders preview of Super Bowl XLII, overflowing with numbers and stats.

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205 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2012, 2:14pm by Consuelo

18 Jan 2008, 06:08pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 NFC Championship Preview

How did the Giants become the hottest team in the NFL? Could it really be as simple as "Eli Manning is playing better?" Why yes, it really is that simple. Is that better version of Eli Manning good enough to keep Brett Favre from his third NFC title? That may depend more on the Giants secondary.

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45 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 11:44am by Gerry

18 Jan 2008, 02:44pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 AFC Championship Preview

New England continues its march to 19-0 and history. Can the hobbled Chargers possibly stand in their way? If they want the answer to be "yes," they'll need more consistency from the running game, most creativity in their blitz packages, and better play in the middle of the secondary.

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79 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 11:46am by Herm?

11 Jan 2008, 06:00pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 AFC Divisional Round Preview

Our AFC preview tries to figure out whether the Jaguars and Chargers can do anything to prevent yet another sanity-destroying Pats-Colts hypefest. Answer: Probably not. Plus, a long discussion of teams that either improved or declined significantly at midseason.

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100 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2008, 10:48am by Brett

11 Jan 2008, 02:47pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 NFC Divisional Round Preview

The Packers and Seahawks know each other well because of their similarities. The Cowboys and Giants know each other well because of their division rivalry. Who moves on to the NFC Championship? It all may depend on injuries and hot pants. Plus: Jason Beattie's latest cartoon!

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56 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2008, 5:41pm by Jacob Stevens

05 Jan 2008, 05:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Wild Card Preview 2008: NYG-TB, SD-TEN

The Sunday games are not as close as the Saturday games, but that doesn't mean an upset isn't possible. The Giants will get in Jeff Garcia's face and hope Eli Manning's big game against New England is no fluke, while the Titans hope they can beat the well-rounded Chargers with nothing but defense and the power of Bironas.

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25 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2008, 9:48pm by Chris

04 Jan 2008, 07:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Wild Card Preview 2008: WAS-SEA, JAC-PIT

Time for those legendary, stat-packed Football Outsiders playoff previews, complete with funky, team color-coordinated week-to-week DVOA graphs. First, we tackle Washington at Seattle and Jacksonville at Pittsburgh.

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68 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2008, 6:02pm by Boss Hog

01 Feb 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XLI Preview

The Colts have offense. The Bears have defense. But an NFL game is never that simple. Chicago's defense was trending downwards, the Indianapolis defense trending upwards -- until both reverted to form two weeks ago. Is Rex Grossman actually Trent Dilfer, or is Peyton Manning actually Albert Pujols? Here's the Football Outsiders preview of Super Bowl XLI, packed to the gills with numbers and stats.

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143 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2007, 11:45am by Nathan

19 Jan 2007, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 NFC Championship Preview

Once upon a time, Chicago dominated the NFC. But the quarterback imploded and injuries weakened the defense. Can the Bears use home-field advantage to recover their mojo and stop the Cinderella story of America's Team, the New Orleans Saints?

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76 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 10:52am by Felton Suthon

19 Jan 2007, 12:01pm by Michael David Smith

2007 AFC Championship Preview

It's the Colts and the Patriots again. Those of you who want to argue about the quarterbacks know where to go. But here, let's talk about the other 90 or so guys who will take the field Sunday, especially the safeties. This game could come down to the health of Bob Sanders and Rodney Harrison.

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244 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2007, 4:33am by Tom