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Film Room: Jameis Winston

The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.

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Film Room: Jameis Winston

The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.

29 comments, Last Comment at 24 Jul 2016, 11:05am by Noah of Arkadia

Jul 21, 2016 03:14pm by Cian Fahey || read all Film Room articles

Week 20 DVOA Ratings

In the NFC Championship Game, Carolina puts up the biggest single-game DVOA of the year and one of the 10 best in DVOA history. The Panthers now go into Super Bowl 50 as clear favorites.

114 comments, Last Comment at 18 Jun 2016, 4:12pm by abul

Jan 25, 2016 09:20pm by Aaron Schatz || read all DVOA Rankings and Analysis articles

Word of Muth: Super Bowl Wrap-Up

An erratic but improving offensive line played a big part in Denver's championship win.

20 comments, Last Comment at 24 Feb 2016, 8:53pm by tuluse

Feb 11, 2016 11:43am by Ben Muth || read all Word Of Muth articles

Super Bowl 50 Quick Reads

Raise your hand if you don't care how bad Peyton Manning's numbers were so long as the Broncos won.

86 comments, Last Comment at 11 Feb 2016, 8:49am by ChicagoRaider

Feb 08, 2016 01:00pm GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Audibles: 2016 NFL Draft Day 2

In which the FO staff tries to make sense of whatever the hell the Titans are doing.

35 comments, Last Comment at 03 May 2016, 4:03pm by dmstorm22

Apr 30, 2016 05:25am GMT by Andrew Potter || read all Audibles articles

FEI Final: Alabama Again

The national championship game will long be remembered for the flurry of scores over the final ten minutes, but two key stops by Alabama before that flurry began were just as crucial.

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Jan 13, 2016 12:03pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Another Alabama Championship

In one of the most exciting college championships since Texas-USC, Alabama defeated Clemson thanks to special teams and explosive plays.

2 comments, Last Comment at 13 Jan 2016, 1:37pm by rbennett99

Jan 12, 2016 04:55pm by Chad Peltier || read all One Foot Inbounds articles

SDA: The Best Possible Championship

This is the best possible championship game we could have gotten, with Alabama and Clemson as the two top teams with nearly equal top-end talent. But does Clemson have enough depth to get the win?

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Jan 10, 2016 04:08pm by Chad Peltier || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Varsity Numbers: A Couple of Goodbyes

Bill Connelly says goodbye to the 2015 college football season ... and says goodbye to Varsity Numbers.

2 comments, Last Comment at 15 Jan 2016, 7:02pm by andrew

Jan 15, 2016 02:27pm by Bill Connelly || read all Varsity Numbers articles

Any Given Sunday: Vikings Over Packers

The NFC North championship game featured two teams that were more alike than many might imagine. Was Minnesota even a true underdog?

11 comments, Last Comment at 06 Jan 2016, 10:48am by PatsFan

Jan 05, 2016 03:59pm GMT by Sterling Xie || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Month in Quotes: June 2016

The draft is over, free agency is over, and the first preseason game is still a full month away. So let's talk about drugs!

12 comments, Last Comment at 18 Jul 2016, 11:37pm by LionInAZ

Jul 04, 2016 12:33pm by Guest || read all The Week in Quotes articles

Scramble for the Ball: 2015 in Review

Andrew and Sterling recap Denver's win over Carolina and their takeaways for the 2015 season.

124 comments, Last Comment at 01 Mar 2016, 6:26pm by RR0907

Feb 10, 2016 12:37pm by Andrew Healy and Sterling Xie || read all Scramble articles

DVOA PLAYOFF ODDS REPORT

Odds to Make 2016 Postseason
1SEA 72.2% 6 KC 60.3% 11CIN 40.9%
2ARI 69.3% 7 BAL 50.7% 12BUF 39.9%
3PIT 66.9% 8 DAL 50.5% 13IND 38.9%
4NE 65.5% 9 CAR 47.7% 14SD 37.2%
5GB 64.8% 10 MIN 41.4% 15DEN 37.0%
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21 Jul 2016, 03:14pm by Cian Fahey

Film Room: Jameis Winston

The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.

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29 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2016, 11:05am by Noah of Arkadia

20 Jul 2016, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Sneaky Strength for Every NFL Defense

Part II of a preview of the Strategic Tendencies comments and some of the other stats you'll find in the upcoming Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. We've gone through and found one positive number for each offense in 2015. Some of these splits are significant for illuminating the strengths and weaknesses of each team's personnel. Other splits tend to oscillate wildly from year to year, and a great performance in 2015 may not indicate that a team will be equally strong in the same ways in 2016.

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1 comment, Last at 20 Jul 2016, 2:37pm by Parmenides

20 Jul 2016, 12:06pm by Andrew Potter

Run Defense by Number of Backs, 2015

Why is the fullback disappearing from the NFL? Partly because defenses like the Jets are absolutely ruining two-back sets.

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5 comments, Last at 21 Jul 2016, 7:33pm by edholiday

18 Jul 2016, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Sneaky Strength for Every NFL Offense

Here's a bit of a preview of the Strategic Tendencies comments and some of the other stats you'll find in the upcoming Football Outsiders Almanac 2016. We've gone through and found one positive number for each offense in 2015. Some of these splits are significant for illuminating the strengths and weaknesses of each team's personnel. Other splits tend to oscillate wildly from year to year, and a great performance in 2015 may not indicate that a team will be equally strong in the same ways in 2016.

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18 Jul 2016, 12:17pm by Andrew Potter

Running by Number of Backs, 2015

This season, the Rams return to Los Angeles for the first time in 22 years. It's fitting that their offense these days is decades behind the times.

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17 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2016, 7:15pm by Sherman

14 Jul 2016, 12:22pm by Cian Fahey

Film Room: Kirk Cousins

Cian Fahey does not like that, explaining that the Washington quarterback's "improvement" late last year was more perception than reality.

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53 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2016, 11:11am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

13 Jul 2016, 04:09pm by Guest

Defense and Pass Pressure, 2015

The Broncos once again finish at the top of the charts, but it was their division rivals in San Diego who were most reliant on a strong pass rush last year.

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11 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2016, 10:43am by Noah of Arkadia

11 Jul 2016, 03:00pm by Guest

Quarterbacks and Pressure, 2015

You don't often hear Jay Cutler names as on the of the NFL's top passers, but no quarterback was better under duress in 2015.

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2 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2016, 1:51pm by nosoop4u

08 Jul 2016, 11:26am by Sterling Xie

2015 Play-Action Defense

The Broncos weren't just the best defense in the NFL -- they also may have been the best play-action defense we've ever measured.

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6 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2016, 12:11am by galactic_dev

08 Jul 2016, 11:21am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Most Underrated Player on All 32 Teams

Here's a little ESPN feature where the FO staff went through and chose one underrated player from each of the 32 teams. Sometimes, an underrated player is a quality player who isn't well known. Other times, it means a player who most fans think is good but who is really great.

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07 Jul 2016, 12:15pm by Cian Fahey

Film Room: Tyrod Taylor

Cian Fahey sets a Football Outsiders record for GIFs while explaining what makes Buffalo's quarterback so unique.

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27 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2016, 3:31pm by cjfarls

05 Jul 2016, 01:09pm by Sterling Xie

2015 Play-Action Offense

Tyrod Taylor and the Bills led the way in play-action offense last year, but Jameis Winston and the Bucs were the ones who made some history.

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12 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2016, 8:38am by Jason_PackerBacker

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