Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Nov 2014, 03:30pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: Where to Begin?

I'm just going to quote the intro paragraph here: "Week 9 had no shortage of big-time storylines. Let’s examine each of them, from Big Ben’s second straight six-spot, to the Patriots’ punishment of Peyton, to the Cards’ continued dominance in the NFC."

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2 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2014, 2:42pm by RickD

03 Nov 2014, 08:53am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Patriots, Steelers Rock their Rivals

Also, the Bilal Powell Wildcat has actually begun to affect my quality of life.

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10 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2014, 2:04am by chemical burn

01 Nov 2014, 08:16am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Week 9 Game Previews

Merry BradyManningmas. Scroll past the Monday night game.

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16 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2014, 12:58am by Raiderjoe

31 Oct 2014, 07:48pm by Vincent Verhei

The Dangers of Playing Football

This piece by Andrew Heisel at Vice Sports (the official way-too-long headline of which is "NFL Players Didn't Know the Dangers of Playing Football and Neither Did Anyone Else") looks back at historical injury data and articles to determine whether NFL players have known what they were getting in to.

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31 Oct 2014, 02:47pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Big Dropoff Coming For Big Ben

This week's Sunday Night Football column for NBC Sports covers what happens the week after a quarterback has a big passing day like Ben Roethlisberger has. The short answer: a whole lot of regression to the mean.

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7 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2014, 12:25am by LionInAZ

28 Oct 2014, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Tampa Trades Barron to Rams, Casillias to Pats

Tampa Bay is your one team active at the trade deadline, trading safety Mark Barron to St. Louis for fourth- and sixth-round picks, and backup linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots for... oh, probably not much, but it isn't announced yet. Barron is the big deal here. Really, if I ran an NFL team I would happily trade a fourth and a sixth to get a guy who just two years ago was the No. 7 overall pick in the whole draft... and who has been completely misused by his current head coach. Mark Barron is a strong safety. He belongs in the box. He is not your Cover-2 deep guy.

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19 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2014, 11:02am by dryheat

27 Oct 2014, 04:55pm by Vincent Verhei

Jets Bench Geno Smith For Vick

The New York Jets have announced that second-year quarterback Geno Smith has been benched in favor of Michael Vick, who will start this weekend against Kansas City. Smith's DVOA of -36.0% this season ranks 32nd out of 34 quarterbacks with at least 100 pass plays, better only than rookies Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles. In his limited action this season (58 plays), Vick's DVOA is -65.0%, so this may not be much of an upgrade.

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75 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2014, 12:01pm by Mugsy

27 Oct 2014, 03:17pm by Andrew Potter

Week 8 Injury Aftermath

Bad years for the Rams and Bears just keep getting worse.

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5 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2014, 4:17pm by LionInAZ

27 Oct 2014, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei

BBC Sport: NFL at Wembley

This article is a few days old (it was written in advance of the Detroit-Atlanta game in London), but it still offers an interesting look of the NFL's replay process and technological advances, contrasted with the behind-the-scenes goings on of English sporting life.

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27 Oct 2014, 02:45pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: Big Ben Goes Boom

Peter King, like everyone else, was impressed with Ben Roethlisberger's big day. He's also impressed with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and Arizona's latest find at receiver, but he's still worried about Seattle.

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7 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2014, 6:09am by Bright Blue Shorts