Let's go back in time 30 years, when a four-week player strike threw the entire league into turmoil. We've got advanced stats for both the regular players and the strikebreakers, plus a San Francisco 49ers team that led the league in both offense and defense but imploded in one of the greatest upsets in NFL postseason history.
The Patriots and Falcons each have a couple of high-quality receiving backs, but which defense is more likely to continue to struggle covering running backs in the passing game? Also: the greatness of the wheel route.
The Falcons and Patriots got to the Super Bowl thanks in part to the excellent play of their offensive lines -- but that doesn't mean they don't have flaws to exploit.
The dam never fully broke, but eventually Deshaun Watson and the Clemson offense wore down an incredible Crimson Tide defense because Alabama's offense couldn't stay on the field.
It's the rematch we all hoped for when Alabama narrowly beat Clemson in last year's National Championship. Can the Tide fend off Deshaun Watson and the Tigers once more?
Ditch Gus Bradley, then hand the division crown to the Texans while messing with your draft position. That was Jacksonville's plan on Sunday as the Titans stumbled even before Marcus Mariota got hurt.
Your Scramble writers are still trying to come to grips with what exactly happened Sunday night. Also: the most exciting Super Bowls in history, results of our various playoff contests, and a whole mess of commercials in the final Scramble for the 2016 season.
29 Apr 2017, 04:07am by Andrew Potter
Your Audibles crew discusses the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft.
7 comments, Last at 2:20pm by CaffeineMan
28 Apr 2017, 09:05am by Andrew Potter
The surprises started early in this year's NFL Draft. Your Audibles crew discusses some of the major winners and losers from the first round.
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26 Apr 2017, 06:16pm by Aaron Schatz
How iffy is the 2017 quarterback class? Even our highest-rated prospect has us questioning the numbers. While the top of the draft is full of risky picks, though, we might have found a solid mid-round sleeper.
11 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2017, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz
26 Apr 2017, 01:11pm by Guest
You'll rarely see a quarterback make as many good plays and as many bad ones as Clemson's passer did in 2016. Guest columnist Seth Galina breaks down the tape and says the positives significantly outweigh the negatives.
5 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2017, 5:08pm by Mike B. In Va
25 Apr 2017, 12:12pm by Nathan Forster
Our numbers back up the conventional wisdom when it comes to edge rushers in the 2017 draft: this Garrett kid is Myles ahead of the competition.
26 comments, Last at 7:41am by big10freak
24 Apr 2017, 11:59am by Nathan Forster
Even in what looks like an historically great class of running back prospects, LSU's Leonard Fournette comes out on top. The depth of quality options, though, makes it clear: 2017 is a great year to draft a runner.
7 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2017, 11:24am by agauntpanda
23 Apr 2017, 10:06am by Aaron Schatz
Here are our QBASE projections for the Class of 2017. It's not a great year for quarterback prospects. Commentary includes a long discussion of the history of quarterbacks with only one or two years of college experience.
7 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2017, 2:12pm by mehllageman56
22 Apr 2017, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz
FO writers have put together draft guides for all 32 teams, looking at three things for each franchise: the biggest need, a quiet need, and a position that is definitely not a need.
21 Apr 2017, 11:05am by Nathan Forster
Here are the 2017 SackSEER projections. We have no problem with the consensus wisdom that Myles Garrett should be the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. SackSEER also likes Solomon Thomas and T.J. Watt, but is a bit worried about Taco Charlton.
2 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2017, 12:43am by LionInAZ
20 Apr 2017, 03:05pm by Scott Kacsmar
The Saints were 2016's oldest team, and the Rams were once again the youngest. Are more rookies starting than ever before in the NFL? 2016 was the youngest season we have tracked yet.
5 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2017, 12:08am by LionInAZ
20 Apr 2017, 12:04pm by Nathan Forster
Nathan Forster is back with an upgraded version of the BackCAST system introduced last year. It suggests 2017 is a historically great year for running backs, but pegs Alvin Kamara of Tennessee is a likely bust. We'll expand upon this article next week on FO, explaining the changes in the BackCAST system made since last year.
4 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2017, 11:07pm by LionInAZ
17 Apr 2017, 04:02pm by Scott Kacsmar
Which head coaches have had the most injured rosters since 2002? The healthiest? We look at 15 years of adjusted games lost data to find the answer, and to see if injuries really are a good explanation for a bad season.
18 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2017, 2:22am by LionInAZ