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FEI Week 4: Ratings Check

With Alabama holding serve as the nation's top team, Brian Fremeau explains how good play-by-play teams can still struggle drive-by-drive -- and vice versa.

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Week 3 DVOA Ratings

Philadelphia opens a bigger lead in our ratings, one of a number of top teams being driven primarily by defense in the early part of 2016.

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Sep 27, 2016 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz || read all DVOA Rankings and Analysis articles

Film Room: Sterling Shepard

The rookie receiver has made an instant impact and made the Giants offense one of the most difficult in the NFL to defend.

3 comments, Last Comment at 22 Sep 2016, 8:26pm by JasonK

Sep 22, 2016 02:42pm by Cian Fahey || read all Film Room articles

Word of Muth: Oakland Impressions

Our resident offensive line expert liked what he saw in the Raiders' win in New Orleans.

6 comments, Last Comment at 19 Sep 2016, 8:45pm by Tundrapaddy

Sep 16, 2016 11:56am by Ben Muth || read all Word Of Muth articles

Week 3 Quick Reads

How bad was Ryan Fitzpatrick's day against Kansas City? Worse than any game David Klingler, Brandon Weeden, Donald Hollas, Ryan Leaf, or any other horrible quarterback has ever had in the past 25 years.

102 comments, Last Comment at 4:18pm by duh

Sep 27, 2016 12:20am GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Audibles at the Line: Week 3

Denver, Philadelphia, and Minnesota roll on; Seattle and Green Bay get back on track; Washington wins a shootout with the Giants; and the Cardinals lose again on the east coast.

200 comments, Last Comment at 4:22pm by collapsing pocket

Sep 26, 2016 04:04am GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Audibles articles

FEI Week 4: Ratings Check

With Alabama holding serve as the nation's top team, Brian Fremeau explains how good play-by-play teams can still struggle drive-by-drive -- and vice versa.

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Sep 28, 2016 03:30pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Chaos and Coaching Changes

An upset-fueled Week 4 led to new expectations for surprising teams like Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, but poor performances at LSU and Notre Dame led to early-season firings.

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Sep 26, 2016 07:13pm by Chad Peltier || read all One Foot Inbounds articles

Seventh Day Adventure: Week 4

Conference action kicks into high gear, including Christian McCaffrey and Stanford facing UCLA in a potential Pac-12 Championship preview.

2 comments, Last Comment at 22 Sep 2016, 4:15pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

Sep 22, 2016 02:13pm by Ian Boyd || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Any Given Sunday: Eagles Over Steelers

The Eagles' standing at the top of the DVOA rankings looks a lot less fluky after their stunning domination of the Steelers.

19 comments, Last Comment at 5:12pm by horn

Sep 27, 2016 10:26am GMT by Sterling Xie || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Week In Quotes: September 23, 2016

Topics this week include Cleveland's terrible offense, Los Angeles' terrible offense, and Chicago's terrible offense. With a special appearance by Mike Ditka!

19 comments, Last Comment at 26 Sep 2016, 12:10am by The Hypno-Toad

Sep 23, 2016 11:04am by Rob Eves || read all The Week in Quotes articles

Scramble for the Ball: The Great Debate

Inspired by Terrelle Pryor's do-it-all day against Miami, Bryan and Andrew try to put together the NFL's best 11-man double-duty lineup.

5 comments, Last Comment at 6:41pm by Theo

Sep 28, 2016 11:03am by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter || read all Scramble articles

Playoff Odds Report

DVOA PLAYOFF ODDS REPORT

Odds to Make PlayoffsOdds to Win Super Bowl LIOdds of No. 1 Pick
1NE84.6% 1SEA16.4% 1CLE29.4%
2SEA77.3% 2NE13.9% 2CHI13.7%
3BAL74.8% 3KC10.3% 3JAC11.2%
4MIN72.9% 4BAL7.8% 4NO9.5%
5PHI69.0% 5PHI7.0% 5SF6.5%
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28 Sep 2016, 04:09pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 4 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 4 DFS matchups include Joe Flacco, Melvin Gordon, Terrelle Pryor and Zach Miller. We are fading the injured Russell Wilson and Dez Bryant.

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28 Sep 2016, 03:30pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 4: Ratings Check

With Alabama holding serve as the nation's top team, Brian Fremeau explains how good play-by-play teams can still struggle drive-by-drive -- and vice versa.

» More...

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28 Sep 2016, 11:33am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 4 Playoff Odds

Here's a new weekly feature from us at ESPN Insider. We're starting our ESPN playoff odds report earlier than past years, and giving comments about all 32 teams each week. You'll find this on Wednesdays for the first half of the year, switching to Tuesdays in the second half. We also list the five most important games of the week for impact on playoff odds; this week's most important game is Carolina at Atlanta.

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28 Sep 2016, 11:03am by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter

Scramble for the Ball: The Great Debate

Inspired by Terrelle Pryor's do-it-all day against Miami, Bryan and Andrew try to put together the NFL's best 11-man double-duty lineup.

» More...

5 comments, Last at 6:41pm by Theo

27 Sep 2016, 07:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 3 DVOA Ratings

Philadelphia opens a bigger lead in our ratings, one of a number of top teams being driven primarily by defense in the early part of 2016.

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81 comments, Last at 6:53pm by Richie

27 Sep 2016, 03:27pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 3

T.Y. Hilton to the rescue in Indy. Also: Trevor Siemian's big day, The Terrelle Pryor Show, Washington's must-have comeback, and Tennessee's Exotic Smashmouth is so indecent.

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10 comments, Last at 2:45pm by Anon Ymous

27 Sep 2016, 10:26am by Sterling Xie

Any Given Sunday: Eagles Over Steelers

The Eagles' standing at the top of the DVOA rankings looks a lot less fluky after their stunning domination of the Steelers.

» More...

19 comments, Last at 5:12pm by horn

27 Sep 2016, 12:20am by Vincent Verhei

Week 3 Quick Reads

How bad was Ryan Fitzpatrick's day against Kansas City? Worse than any game David Klingler, Brandon Weeden, Donald Hollas, Ryan Leaf, or any other horrible quarterback has ever had in the past 25 years.

» More...

102 comments, Last at 4:18pm by duh

26 Sep 2016, 07:13pm by Chad Peltier

OFI: Chaos and Coaching Changes

An upset-fueled Week 4 led to new expectations for surprising teams like Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, but poor performances at LSU and Notre Dame led to early-season firings.

» More...

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26 Sep 2016, 12:01pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: NCAA Most Likely to Win Out after Week 4

Our weekly countdown of the 10 teams most likely to remain undefeated remained pretty stable at the top, and there are now six teams with at least a 30 percent chance of running the table through the regular season.

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26 Sep 2016, 04:04am by Vincent Verhei

Audibles at the Line: Week 3

Denver, Philadelphia, and Minnesota roll on; Seattle and Green Bay get back on track; Washington wins a shootout with the Giants; and the Cardinals lose again on the east coast.

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200 comments, Last at 4:22pm by collapsing pocket

23 Sep 2016, 04:42pm by Scott Kacsmar

Member Berries: Flashback to 2008 Steelers-Eagles

Remember when the Eagles sacked Ben Roethlisberger eight times in 2008? Scott Kacsmar takes a stroll down memory lane with a look at the last time the Steelers played in Philadelphia, the No. 1 team in DVOA in 2008.

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