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Failed Completions 2017

2017 was indeed The Year of the Failed Completion. This is the stat where Joe Flacco stands out, but not in a good way. Also: a most conservative rookie, weird splits for Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, and more Jarvis Landry shortcomings.

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Here are all our advanced numbers from Super Bowl LII. As you can imagine, the offensive numbers are pretty high. The Patriots end up with the higher DVOA, but that's not how games get decided.

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Film Room: Rob Gronkowski

The skeleton key in New England's offense, Gronk is a matchup nightmare for any defense -- and an especially difficult opponent for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Word of Muth: Getting the Job Done

Philadelphia's offensive line wasn't perfect against Minnesota, but did enough to lead the Eagles to an NFC championship -- and there's reason to believe they'll be even more effective in the Super Bowl.

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QR Bonus: Keys To Beating Philadelphia

The Patriots won't necessarily need a big game from Tom Brady to win the Super Bowl -- but the Eagles absolutely will need one from Nick Foles.

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Audibles at the Line: Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles dethrone the New England Patriots in a game that sets the all-time record for most total yards from scrimmage.

259 comments, Last Comment at 08 Feb 2018, 10:46am by Pat

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FEI Final Ratings

Another year, another Alabama championship. Is it a good thing for the sport of college football that one program is so dominant over its competition?

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Jan 10, 2018 06:32pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Freshmen Propel Alabama

Replacing starter Jalen Hurts, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagavailoa threw a 41-yard walk-off touchdown pass to fellow freshman DeVonta Smith on second-and-26 in overtime for yet another Alabama championship.

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SDA: National Championship Preview

Most expected Georgia to face Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. We're finally getting that matchup, but the stakes are even higher than anticipated.

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Jan 07, 2018 02:53pm by Ian Boyd || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Any Given Sunday: Jaguars Over Steelers

Wow, an underdog upset the Steelers? Get out of town -- then, head to New England, for the AFC Championship Game.

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Jan 16, 2018 02:55pm GMT by Rivers McCown || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Week In Quotes: February 9, 2018

The Super Bowl, of course, dominated conversation this week, but people were also talking baseball, engagements, and asparagus.

22 comments, Last Comment at 16 Feb 2018, 6:10pm by LionInAZ

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Scramble for the Ball: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Bryan and Andrew say good-bye to the 2017 season by looking back at the staff's preseason predictions. Also: a record-setting Prop Bets result!

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15 Feb 2018, 12:45pm by Scott Kacsmar

Failed Completions 2017

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Futures: Roquan Smith

In the pass-happy world of the NFL in 2018, it takes a very special player to make an impact as an inside linebacker. The reigning Butkus Award winner is just such a player. Charles McDonald shows why.

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13 Feb 2018, 12:20pm by Vincent Verhei

2017 Football Outsiders Awards

It's time for you, the readers, to look at the players, the coaches, the teams, and the commercials of the past year, and tell us which were best, and which were worst. Dilly Dilly indeed.

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Rushing Success and Play-Action Passing

Conventional wisdom says you need a strong running game to get the most out of play-action passing. Guest columnist Ben Baldwin breaks down the numbers to find if that's really true.

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The Week In Quotes: February 9, 2018

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Postseason QB Stats: 2017 Update

Nick Foles channeled his inner Joe Montana and Jeff Hostetler for one of the best, most improbable playoff runs of the DVOA era. Tom Brady also saw his best postseason not result in a ring, which has been common in his career.

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07 Feb 2018, 11:02am by Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter

Scramble for the Ball: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

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ESPN: Projecting Top 10 Picks in 2019 NFL Draft

Is this way too early and a little ridiculous? Yes! Did I do it anyway when the ESPN editors asked? Yes! On average, two playoff teams will decline enough to pick in the top 10 of the following draft, and I think you can guess which two playoff teams got into the article.

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05 Feb 2018, 04:10pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Super Bowl LII

There were air yards. There were rushing yards. There were QB receiving yards. There were more yards in Super Bowl LII than in any other game in NFL history. The 2017 season ends like it began: with New England's defense getting destroyed.

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45 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2018, 3:09am by Jerry

05 Feb 2018, 06:50am by Vincent Verhei

Super Bowl LII DVOA/Quick Reads

Here are all our advanced numbers from Super Bowl LII. As you can imagine, the offensive numbers are pretty high. The Patriots end up with the higher DVOA, but that's not how games get decided.

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36 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2018, 5:53pm by Aaron Schatz

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Audibles at the Line: Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles dethrone the New England Patriots in a game that sets the all-time record for most total yards from scrimmage.

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259 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2018, 10:46am by Pat

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Open Super Bowl LII Discussion

Here's your thread for open discussion of Super Bowl LII, Philadelphia vs. New England, leading up to the game on February 4, then during and after the game.

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