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Week 2 Quick Reads

Another week, another heartbreaking loss for the Chargers. We look at Philip Rivers' career, and how a big chunk of that has been spent with the game on the line.

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Film Room: Kansas City's Option Offense

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Week 2 Quick Reads

Another week, another heartbreaking loss for the Chargers. We look at Philip Rivers' career, and how a big chunk of that has been spent with the game on the line.

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Sep 18, 2017 10:22pm GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Audibles at the Line: Week 2

Normal service was resumed in Week 2 as all but one of last year's playoff teams won their matchups against non-playoff opponents.

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FEI Week 2 Ratings

Brian Fremeau explains how Clemson's defense turned Auburn's world upside-down.

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OFI: Upsets Define Week 3

It didn't look like the most exciting week on paper, but Week 3 delivered a surprising number of upsets, including big losses in the SEC and Pac-12.

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Seventh Day Adventure: Week 3

The defending national champions face the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in a rematch of one of 2016's most exciting games, plus conference play begins in the SEC.

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Any Given Sunday: Jaguars Over Texans

Leonard Fournette's debut showed the Jaguars an ability to create a sustaining offense. Tom Savage's debut showed that the Texans barely know what they're doing on offense.

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The Week In Quotes: September 15, 2017

This week: college celebrations get creative, retired players make good commentators, active players get salty with commentators (and each other), coaches forget who they're playing, and of course, third-and-93.

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Scramble for the Ball: An Unlikely Convergence

You think seeing the moon slide in front of the sun is impressive? What about the Bills, Jaguars and Rams all starting 1-0?

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DVOA PLAYOFF ODDS REPORT

Make Playoffs Win Super Bowl Earn No. 1 Pick
1PIT88.2% 1PIT20.3% 1CLE18.2%
2BAL77.7% 2BAL9.0% 2IND17.3%
3DET68.5% 3DET7.2% 3NYJ16.3%
4NE68.4% 4NE6.9% 4SF12.1%
5KC66.7% 5KC6.4% 5CHI/NO5.9%
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18 Sep 2017, 10:22pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 2 Quick Reads

Another week, another heartbreaking loss for the Chargers. We look at Philip Rivers' career, and how a big chunk of that has been spent with the game on the line.

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19 comments, Last at 11:31am by ChrisS

18 Sep 2017, 04:01pm by Chad Peltier

OFI: Upsets Define Week 3

It didn't look like the most exciting week on paper, but Week 3 delivered a surprising number of upsets, including big losses in the SEC and Pac-12.

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2 comments, Last at 5:02am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

18 Sep 2017, 09:47am by Andrew Potter

Audibles at the Line: Week 2

Normal service was resumed in Week 2 as all but one of last year's playoff teams won their matchups against non-playoff opponents.

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87 comments, Last at 8:07am by Bright Blue Shorts

17 Sep 2017, 06:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 2 Open Game Discussion

Here's the thread for open discussion of all Week 2 NFL's games, starting on Thursday night with Houston at Cincinnati, then going all day Sunday, and ending with Detroit at the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

Because of issues we are having with spam on the message boards, we're going to try something new (that's actually something very old) and host the open discussion with a standard FO post instead this week. Please let us know if this creates problems because of server slowness.

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80 comments, Last at 10:22am by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

15 Sep 2017, 01:42pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Interview: Bill Belichick

The perfect cap to our 1986-1988 DVOA unveiling: the coaching legend shares thoughts on the greatness of Mark Bavaro, the horrible Giants replacement players, and the cutthroat NFC East of the late '80s.

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31 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 11:18am by Aaron Schatz

15 Sep 2017, 12:28pm by Ben Muth

Word of Muth: First Impressions

There wasn't much to like about the Giants' offensive line against Dallas. And the problems start at right tackle, not left. Ben Muth explains.

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4 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 1:51pm by ChrisS

15 Sep 2017, 11:25am by Cale Clinton

The Week In Quotes: September 15, 2017

This week: college celebrations get creative, retired players make good commentators, active players get salty with commentators (and each other), coaches forget who they're playing, and of course, third-and-93.

» More...

8 comments, Last at 7:41am by bigpoppapump

14 Sep 2017, 11:33pm by Aaron Schatz

1986 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

Great NFC defenses dominated the NFL in 1986, but while Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, and the Bears led the league in DVOA, it was the No. 3 Giants who took home the Super Bowl title. Plus: Crazy Chiefs, Patriots who couldn't run, and the Jets go Full Kotite.

» More...

119 comments, Last at 10:40am by TecmoBoso

14 Sep 2017, 10:59pm by Guest

The Year In Quotes: 1986

The USFL folds, the NFL goes MTV, Buddy Ryan runs his mouth, and the Giants win the Super Bowl thanks in part to a little-known defensive coordinator who proceeds to fade away into obscurity.

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13 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 7:11pm by LionInAZ

14 Sep 2017, 06:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: September 14

This week on the Off The Charts podcast, we look at some charting stats from the Chiefs' big upset of the Patriots and play "jump to conclusions" about the Rams, Eagles, and other teams. We also wonder if Baker Mayfield might be a better NFL prospect than most people believe, and preview the most important game for our playoff odds: Tennessee at Jacksonville. (Click for audio link.)

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3 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 7:46am by dytto123

14 Sep 2017, 03:20pm by Ian Boyd

Seventh Day Adventure: Week 3

The defending national champions face the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in a rematch of one of 2016's most exciting games, plus conference play begins in the SEC.

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3 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2017, 11:34pm by LionInAZ

14 Sep 2017, 12:15pm by Charles McDonald

Film Room: Kansas City's Option Offense

How did the Chiefs upset the Patriots in New England? By proving that the old college standard, the option play, still has a home in the NFL.

» More...

13 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2017, 12:09pm by ChrisLong

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