26 Dec 2014, 06:06pm by Vincent Verhei
The Kansas City Chiefs' minuscule playoff odds have taken another hit. Starting quarterback Alex Smith will miss the must-win Week 17 game against San Diego with a lacerated spleen. Chase Daniel will start in Smith's place. It will be the second start of Daniels' career. The first? Week 17 last year, also against San Diego.
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23 Dec 2014, 09:09pm by Scott Kacsmar
The 2015 Pro Bowl rosters are revealed. Who was snubbed?
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23 Dec 2014, 01:36am by Rivers McCown
Danny Tuccitto and Rivers McCown sit down with their former full-time employer, founder and editor-in-chief of Football Outsiders, Aaron Schatz. We discuss the grander scheme of the football analytics landscape, Aaron's early beginnings into the field, and, of course, the band Versus.
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22 Dec 2014, 04:31pm by Vincent Verhei
A number of critical players on postseason squads are dealing with minor (and no-so-minor) ailments.
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22 Dec 2014, 03:51pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter Kings re-examines Seattle's odds of repeating as Super Bowl champs, names their most dangerous possible foe in the playoffs, and breaks down the ugly details of Tennessee's losing streak.
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22 Dec 2014, 09:21am by Mike Tanier
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20 Dec 2014, 09:24am by Mike Tanier
Stay until the end, when Ozzie Newsome just gives up and starts kidnapping Alabama quarterbacks.
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19 Dec 2014, 01:51pm by Tom Gower
This week's Sunday Night Football column for NBC Sports looks at Ryan Lindley and playoff teams that have started three (or more!) quarterbacks in the regular season. That list includes four Super Bowl champions, none of whom played any of their backups in the playoffs. Lindley? Available evidence indicates he just might be really, really bad, but I outline a potential minimal gameplan for him.
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17 Dec 2014, 07:58pm by Aaron Schatz
The Bears have benched Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen for this week's game against Detroit. Just a colossal epic fail, and unfortunately not an epic Fales. Based on DVOA, Jay Cutler has been an average quarterback this year. He has very high highs and very low lows, but he's never been a bad quarterback. I assume this basically closes the door on his career in Chicago. What does starting Jimmy Clausen prove? Jimmy Clausen is terrible, and Jimmy Clausen is not a promising young player in any way?
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17 Dec 2014, 05:31pm by Vincent Verhei
Four months ago, Ray McDonald was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. The team made no move to punish the defensive end, allowing him to play as the legal process worked itself out. In November, the Santa Clara District Attorney's office declined to press charges due to insufficient evidence.
Now, McDonald is being investigated for possible sexual assault, and the 49ers aren't waiting for an arrest. They have cut ties with McDonald, with general manager Trent Baalke Baalke citing a "pattern of behavior" in the decision.
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Which receivers were truly most effective with the ball in their hands last season? We look at the leaders in YAC+ for 2014 and the last nine years.