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Week 2 DVOA Ratings

Stomping the Jags leaves Washington No. 2 behind only Denver. But what can we really learn from one big win early in the season, before we are applying opponent adjustments?

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Week 2 DVOA Ratings

Stomping the Jags leaves Washington No. 2 behind only Denver. But what can we really learn from one big win early in the season, before we are applying opponent adjustments?

4 comments, Last Comment at 7:18pm by MattSz

Sep 16, 2014 06:55pm by Aaron Schatz || read all DVOA Rankings and Analysis articles

Word of Muth: Ravens' New Scheme

The Ravens lost a nail-biter in Week 1, but Ben Muth found plenty to like about their offensive line's performance and Gary Kubiak's play design.

8 comments, Last Comment at 12 Sep 2014, 5:19pm by atworkforu

Sep 11, 2014 11:31am by Ben Muth || read all Word Of Muth articles

Week 2 Quick Reads

How dramatic was Jay Cutler's improvement from the first half to the second against San Francisco?

32 comments, Last Comment at 5:50pm by theslothook

Sep 15, 2014 04:37pm GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Film Room: Saints' Defensive Schemes

Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd were supposed to form one of the NFL's best safety duos. So why were things so easy for Atlanta on Sunday?

11 comments, Last Comment at 12 Sep 2014, 6:44pm by RedTUS

Sep 11, 2014 02:23pm by Cian Fahey || read all Film Room articles

Audibles at the Line: Week 2

Topics this week include the Wilson-Rivers shootout in San Diego, the Bears' ugly comeback in San Francisco, and Jake's first-half a-Locker-lypse in Tennessee.

124 comments, Last Comment at 7:24pm by Noah of Arkadia

Sep 15, 2014 10:05am GMT by Luke McKenna || read all Audibles articles

FEI Week 2: Cardinal Sins

How unique was Stanford's inability to finish drives against USC last weekend? And is it a problem that can be fixed?

2 comments, Last Comment at 11 Sep 2014, 1:30pm by cfn_ms

Sep 10, 2014 12:07pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Letdown Saturday

A week after big upsets of Stanford and Ohio State, the USC and Virginia Tech themselves fell to less-talented opponents. Georgia also fell to South Carolina after pummeling Clemson in the opener.

0 comments

Sep 15, 2014 02:36pm by Chad Peltier || read all One Foot Inbounds articles

SDA: Dawgs Go for South Carolina Sweep

After a dominant second half against Clemson, many in the media are happy to put Georgia into playoff projections. This week's matchup against South Carolina should provide more clarity.

4 comments, Last Comment at 11 Sep 2014, 7:46pm by cfn_ms

Sep 11, 2014 01:09pm by Chad Peltier || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Varsity Numbers: Follow the Bouncing Ball

We like to think of fumble recoveries as a 50/50 proposition, but how much of an impact does the location of the fumble have on who recovers it? Bill Connelly takes a look.

0 comments

Sep 12, 2014 07:05pm by Bill Connelly || read all Varsity Numbers articles

Any Given Sunday: Browns Over Saints

Why have Kenny Vaccaro and the Saints' secondary been such a headache for New Orleans this year?

0 comments

Sep 16, 2014 01:33pm GMT by Rivers McCown || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Week In Quotes: September 12, 2014

Not surprisingly, there's a lot of negativity concerning you-know-who in this TWIQ. But if you make it all the way through we can promise a happy ending.

2 comments, Last Comment at 12 Sep 2014, 2:53pm by armchair journeyman quarterback

Sep 12, 2014 11:03am by Rory Hickey || read all The Week in Quotes articles

Scramble for the Ball: The New Old Hotness

Mike and Tom tinker with the Scramble formula and share the lessons they learned during Jump to Conclusions Week.

12 comments, Last Comment at 14 Sep 2014, 3:32am by Jerry

Sep 10, 2014 11:42am by Mike Kurtz and Tom Gower || read all Scramble articles

Futures: Alabama WR Amari Cooper

Cooper's game has elements of Michael Crabtree and Roddy White. See what he must learn to fit into either one of these starters' development trajectory.

1 comment, Last Comment at 7:13am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

Sep 13, 2014 10:22am by Matt Waldman || read all Futures articles

Innovative Statistics

DVOA PLAYOFF ODDS REPORT

Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Win Super Bowl Odds to Get No. 1 Pick
1DEN91.7% 1DEN21.7% 1OAK22.8%
2CIN77.6% 2CIN9.4% 2KC17.2%
3PHI70.1% 3SEA8.4% 3JAC11.9%
4SEA69.5% 4CAR6.7% 4NYG11.9%
5CAR66.9% 5PHI6.6% 5TB9.2%
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2014 TEAM EFFICIENCY RATINGS

Full SeasonDAVE (2014 + Forecast)
1DEN46.8% 1DEN29.7%
2WAS40.4% 2SEA19.7%
3BUF33.8% 3NE15.9%
4CIN33.1% 4GB14.1%
5SEA29.2% 5CIN11.6%
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2014 OFFENSE EFFICIENCY RATINGS

Full SeasonDAVE (2014 + Forecast)
1DEN41.3% 1DEN27.6%
2SEA38.4% 2GB16.7%
3CIN22.6% 3SEA12.3%
4NO22.3% 4SD11.9%
5CLE22.2% 5NO11.9%
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2014 DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY RATINGS

Full SeasonDAVE (2014 + Forecast)
1WAS-37.8% 1CAR-11.3%
2CAR-26.8% 2WAS-9.8%
3DET-25.2% 3SEA-6.4%
4NE-25.2% 4NE-6.4%
5ARI-22.1% 5ARI-6.2%
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2014 SPECIAL TEAMS RATINGS

Full SeasonDAVE (2014 + Forecast)
1BUF16.8% 1BUF4.5%
2GB8.5% 2NE3.4%
3ARI5.5% 3CLE1.6%
4NO4.6% 4ATL1.3%
5DAL4.5% 5GB1.1%
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QUARTERBACKS 2014

DYAR Leaders (Total Value)DVOA Leaders (Value per Play)
1P.ManningDEN300 1P.ManningDEN62.6%
2M.StaffordDET184 2K.CousinsWAS43.2%
3D.BreesNO158 3R.FitzpatrickHOU34.7%
4A.DaltonCIN157 4A.DaltonCIN29.0%
5J.CutlerCHI153 5C.PalmerARI25.6%
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RUNNING BACKS 2014

Rush DYAR Leaders
(Total Value)
Rush DVOA Leaders
(Value per Play)
Rec DYAR Leaders
(Total Value)
1D.MurrayDAL87 1M.IngramNO63.4% 1A.BradshawIND63
2M.IngramNO74 2I.CrowellCLE52.1% 2L.BellPIT55
3K.MorenoMIA61 3K.MorenoMIA49.5% 3D.SprolesPHI43
4M.LynchSEA56 4J.ForsettBAL48.3% 4P.ThomasNO30
5J.ForsettBAL46 5J.HillCIN47.4% 5A.SmithATL26
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WIDE RECEIVERS 2014

DYAR Leaders (Total Value)DVOA Leaders (Value per Play)
1R.CobbGB87 1R.CobbGB58.8%
2C.JohnsonDET80 2J.CotcheryCAR49.6%
3A.BrownPIT71 3J.EdelmanNE43.6%
4J.EdelmanNE68 4A.J.GreenCIN43.0%
5J.NelsonGB65 5A.BrownPIT38.4%
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TIGHT ENDS 2014

DYAR Leaders (Total Value)DVOA Leaders (Value per Play)
1A.GatesSD71 1J.CarlsonARI82.7%
2Z.ErtzPHI60 2Z.ErtzPHI82.6%
3J.GrahamNO59 3A.GatesSD63.8%
4J.ThomasDEN52 4V.DavisSF55.3%
5N.PaulWAS40 5J.ThomasDEN53.6%
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