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Postseason QB Drive Stats and DVOA

Where does Matt Ryan rank among playoff quarterbacks now? Was 2016 even a top-five postseason in Tom Brady's career? Scott Kacsmar's annual look at playoff drive stats also includes the first look at 1986-88 postseason DVOA.

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Super Bowl LI DVOA/Quick Reads

The Falcons offense achieves a balance of first-down mastery and third-down misery that may be unprecedented in DVOA history. Plus: James White and Julio Jones are your players of the game.

100 comments, Last Comment at 09 Feb 2017, 2:51pm by ClavisRa

Feb 06, 2017 03:06pm by Aaron Schatz || read all DVOA Rankings and Analysis articles

Film Room: Receiving Backs in Super Bowl LI

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.

7 comments, Last Comment at 07 Feb 2017, 1:41pm by Guest789

Feb 02, 2017 03:09pm by Scott Kacsmar || read all Film Room articles

Word of Muth: Super Bowl Preview

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.

11 comments, Last Comment at 04 Feb 2017, 6:07pm by Andrew Potter

Jan 31, 2017 03:20pm by Ben Muth || read all Word Of Muth articles

QR Bonus: Keys To Beating New England

It was difficult to find New England's weaknesses this year, but Atlanta's best bet is likely to test the depth of the Patriots secondary.

19 comments, Last Comment at 03 Feb 2017, 3:59pm by nat

Jan 31, 2017 01:46pm GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Audibles at the Line: Super Bowl LI

Seriously, did that really happen!?

343 comments, Last Comment at 14 Feb 2017, 10:50am by intel_chris

Feb 06, 2017 01:21am GMT by Andrew Potter || read all Audibles articles

FEI 2016 Final Ratings

In many ways, the National Championship game looked like many of Alabama's wins. In other ways it was like no game they had ever played before.

12 comments, Last Comment at 15 Jan 2017, 5:31pm by mehllageman56

Jan 11, 2017 02:23pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Wearing the Tide Down

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.

2 comments, Last Comment at 11 Jan 2017, 2:05pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

Jan 10, 2017 09:31pm by Chad Peltier || read all One Foot Inbounds articles

SDA National Championship Preview

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?

14 comments, Last Comment at 19 Jan 2017, 4:13am by Amily

Jan 08, 2017 06:57pm by Ian Boyd || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Any Given Sunday: Jaguars Over Titans

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.

2 comments, Last Comment at 29 Dec 2016, 4:39am by bubqr

Dec 27, 2016 02:17pm GMT by Rivers McCown || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Week In Quotes: February 10, 2017

Five days later, people on both sides are still getting over the Super Bowl.

5 comments, Last Comment at 15 Feb 2017, 10:02pm by dryheat

Feb 10, 2017 04:50pm by Rob Eves || read all The Week in Quotes articles

Scramble for the Ball: Disbelief

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.

51 comments, Last Comment at 13 Feb 2017, 2:30pm by Bryan Knowles

Feb 08, 2017 12:03pm by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter || read all Scramble articles

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15 Feb 2017, 04:34pm by Scott Kacsmar

Postseason QB Drive Stats and DVOA

Where does Matt Ryan rank among playoff quarterbacks now? Was 2016 even a top-five postseason in Tom Brady's career? Scott Kacsmar's annual look at playoff drive stats also includes the first look at 1986-88 postseason DVOA.

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39 comments, Last at 12:22pm by Eddo

13 Feb 2017, 02:04pm by Vincent Verhei

2016 Football Outsiders Awards

It's our annual list of the best, the worst, and the most unforgettable, as voted by you, the readers. 2016 was a great year for the Patriots, the Falcons, the Cowboys, and Tecmo Bo nostalgia.

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76 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2017, 1:20pm by MaineRaider

10 Feb 2017, 04:50pm by Rob Eves

The Week In Quotes: February 10, 2017

Five days later, people on both sides are still getting over the Super Bowl.

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5 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2017, 10:02pm by dryheat

09 Feb 2017, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Best Super Bowl Runners-Up

Inspired by Brian Fremeau's similar article on losers of the NCAA National Championship, here's a look at the best Super Bowl losers of the last 25 years according to DVOA. These ratings include the playoffs and remove "sit the starters" games. You know the 2007 Patriots are No. 1 but No. 2 and No. 3 are probably a surprise. And, honestly... I may need to look into why we have the 2001 Rams so low next time I go to improve the system.

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09 Feb 2017, 12:14pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Which Teams Should Go After Romo?

Which teams should be in the market for Tony Romo's services?

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8 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2017, 10:22am by Mr Shush

08 Feb 2017, 12:03pm by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter

Scramble for the Ball: Disbelief

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.

» More...

51 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2017, 2:30pm by Bryan Knowles

06 Feb 2017, 04:39pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Super Bowl LI

Greatest comeback, or greatest collapse in Super Bowl history? Where did the Falcons go wrong? Also: the Patriots have become the NFL's hardest kill. Better adjust the win probability models again.

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218 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2017, 3:53pm by Noah Arkadia

06 Feb 2017, 03:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl LI DVOA/Quick Reads

The Falcons offense achieves a balance of first-down mastery and third-down misery that may be unprecedented in DVOA history. Plus: James White and Julio Jones are your players of the game.

» More...

100 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2017, 2:51pm by ClavisRa

06 Feb 2017, 01:21am by Andrew Potter

Audibles at the Line: Super Bowl LI

Seriously, did that really happen!?

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343 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2017, 10:50am by intel_chris

03 Feb 2017, 01:39pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Sneaky Stats to Swing Super Bowl LI

Here's another Super Bowl LI preview from us. We're looking at a number of under-the-radar stats that will affect the game, including: the Patriots' excellent yards after catch average, which quarterback should get blitzed, and whether Matt Ryan has a strong history with fourth-quarter comebacks.

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03 Feb 2017, 12:10pm by Rob Eves

The Week In Quotes: February 3, 2017

If it's Super Bowl week, then people must be talking about the Patriots.

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9 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2017, 11:04am by Guest789

03 Feb 2017, 01:45am by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl LI Preview

The Falcons try to bring Atlanta its first Lombardi Trophy and its first pro title since 1995. The Brady-Belichick Patriots would mark themselves as the NFL's greatest dynasty with a fifth title. Welcome to Super Bowl LI.

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36 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2017, 2:16am by theslothook

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