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Scramble for the Ball: With All the Fixings

An idiot's (two idiots'?) guide to Thanksgiving football, prepped and primed for the monsters-in-law who only watch these three games in a year.

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Week 11 DVOA Ratings

DVOA has finally climbed on board the Wentz Wagon! The Eagles move into the No. 1 spot, but they aren't the only strong, well-balanced team in the NFL this year. New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and the Los Angeles Rams make this one of the best seasons ever for multiple teams over 30% in DVOA, and Minnesota isn't far behind.

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Nov 21, 2017 08:29pm by Aaron Schatz || read all DVOA Rankings and Analysis articles

Film Room: Marshon Lattimore

New Orleans' rookie cornerback is every bit as good as you've been led to believe -- but he's not the only reason the Saints have finally turned their defense around.

3 comments, Last Comment at 19 Nov 2017, 2:34am by ClavisRa

Nov 16, 2017 12:47pm by Derrik Klassen || read all Film Room articles

Word of Muth: Goodbye, New York

As the Giants' season tumbles down the drain, Ben Muth takes one final look at New York before picking a new team to follow in the last month of the season.

16 comments, Last Comment at 18 Nov 2017, 2:22pm by mehllageman56

Nov 17, 2017 10:37am by Ben Muth || read all Word Of Muth articles

Week 11 Quick Reads

Most of the headlines covering this weekend's Bills-Chargers game focused on Nathan Peterman and his very bad day. Few realized that at the same time, Keenan Allen was having a career day for Los Angeles.

75 comments, Last Comment at 8:58am by nat

Nov 20, 2017 09:56pm GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Audibles at the Line: Week 11

The week featured some very good quarterbacks, some very bad quarterbacks, and one quarterback who clearly had no business playing in a regular season NFL game.

178 comments, Last Comment at 22 Nov 2017, 5:17pm by Steve in WI

Nov 20, 2017 10:20am GMT by Andrew Potter || read all Audibles articles

FEI Week 12 Ratings

Auburn's Daniel Carlson was named as a Groza Award finalist this week, but did the committee do a fair job of finding the best placekickers in the country?

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Nov 22, 2017 01:27pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Calm Before Rivalry Week Storm

It was a quiet week for almost everyone in college football, with Skylar Thompson leading Kansas State over Oklahoma State as the only major Power 5 upset.

6 comments, Last Comment at 22 Nov 2017, 3:51pm by horn

Nov 20, 2017 12:33pm by Chad Peltier || read all One Foot Inbounds articles

Seventh Day Adventure: Week 12

In a quiet week of college football across the country, the most intriguing game might be a battle of NFL quarterback prospects when Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins battle Sam Darnold and the USC Trojans.

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Nov 16, 2017 02:32pm by Ian Boyd || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Any Given Sunday: Giants Over Chiefs

An underachieving Giants defense meets a suddenly struggling Chiefs offense and one team keeps going south. And surprisingly, it's not the Giants.

6 comments, Last Comment at 21 Nov 2017, 6:37pm by BJR

Nov 21, 2017 01:16pm GMT by Rivers McCown || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Week In Quotes: November 17, 2017

Quotes this week are dominated by the strange, convoluted, somebody-here-is-lying tale of Martellus Bennett's return to New England.

27 comments, Last Comment at 20 Nov 2017, 10:26pm by LionInAZ

Nov 17, 2017 05:00pm by Cale Clinton || read all The Week in Quotes articles

Scramble for the Ball: With All the Fixings

An idiot's (two idiots'?) guide to Thanksgiving football, prepped and primed for the monsters-in-law who only watch these three games in a year.

7 comments, Last Comment at 2:06am by Raiderjoe

Nov 22, 2017 02:09pm by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter || read all Scramble articles

DVOA PLAYOFF ODDS REPORT

Make Playoffs Win Super Bowl Earn No. 1 Pick
1PHI99.95% 1PHI23.3% 1CLE72.5%
2PIT99.9% 2PIT20.1% 2SF22.4%
3NE99.7% 3NO13.1% 3NYG3.6%
4JAC99.2% 4NE11.4% 4IND0.8%
5NO97.8% 5MIN9.0% 5DEN0.4%
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Off The Charts Podcast: November 22

The Off The Charts podcast is a bit early this week. We talk about Andy Reid and protege Doug Pederson going in different directions, try to figure out what the Buffalo Bills are doing, and look at Tankapalooza and the Class of 2018 QBs. Plus, previews of Houston at Baltimore and New Orleans at Los Angeles Rams.

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22 Nov 2017, 03:12pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 12 DFS Matchups

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22 Nov 2017, 02:09pm by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter

Scramble for the Ball: With All the Fixings

An idiot's (two idiots'?) guide to Thanksgiving football, prepped and primed for the monsters-in-law who only watch these three games in a year.

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7 comments, Last at 2:06am by Raiderjoe

22 Nov 2017, 01:27pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 12 Ratings

Auburn's Daniel Carlson was named as a Groza Award finalist this week, but did the committee do a fair job of finding the best placekickers in the country?

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21 Nov 2017, 08:29pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

DVOA has finally climbed on board the Wentz Wagon! The Eagles move into the No. 1 spot, but they aren't the only strong, well-balanced team in the NFL this year. New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and the Los Angeles Rams make this one of the best seasons ever for multiple teams over 30% in DVOA, and Minnesota isn't far behind.

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70 comments, Last at 5:21am by BJR

21 Nov 2017, 04:34pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 11

New Orleans pulls off the most improbable comeback of the season. Also: 7-2 showdown in NFC, the upset of the year, Atlanta and Seattle blunder their way to drama on Monday night, and what happened to all the exciting prime-time games this season?

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21 Nov 2017, 01:16pm by Rivers McCown

Any Given Sunday: Giants Over Chiefs

An underachieving Giants defense meets a suddenly struggling Chiefs offense and one team keeps going south. And surprisingly, it's not the Giants.

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6 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2017, 6:37pm by BJR

20 Nov 2017, 09:56pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 11 Quick Reads

Most of the headlines covering this weekend's Bills-Chargers game focused on Nathan Peterman and his very bad day. Few realized that at the same time, Keenan Allen was having a career day for Los Angeles.

» More...

75 comments, Last at 8:58am by nat

20 Nov 2017, 12:33pm by Chad Peltier

OFI: Calm Before Rivalry Week Storm

It was a quiet week for almost everyone in college football, with Skylar Thompson leading Kansas State over Oklahoma State as the only major Power 5 upset.

» More...

6 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2017, 3:51pm by horn

20 Nov 2017, 10:20am by Andrew Potter

Audibles at the Line: Week 11

The week featured some very good quarterbacks, some very bad quarterbacks, and one quarterback who clearly had no business playing in a regular season NFL game.

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178 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2017, 5:17pm by Steve in WI

17 Nov 2017, 06:01pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 11 Open Game Discussion

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The action starts with a Thursday night AFC match up between 6-3 Tennessee and 7-2 Pittsburgh. Sunday will see a pair of 7-2 clubs face off when the Vikings host the Rams, and then at night the 8-1 Eagles will look to finish off the 5-4 Cowboys. Finally, 6-3 Seattle hosts 5-4 Atlanta on Monday night. Use this thread to discuss all the action.

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147 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2017, 1:22pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

17 Nov 2017, 05:00pm by Cale Clinton

The Week In Quotes: November 17, 2017

Quotes this week are dominated by the strange, convoluted, somebody-here-is-lying tale of Martellus Bennett's return to New England.

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