14 Nov 2013, 02:28pm by Rivers McCown
What happens when your virtual punter becomes your only weapon? Jon Bois went to the lab.
6 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2013, 1:56am by Perfundle
14 Nov 2013, 11:41am by Matt Waldman
Case Keenum is the most surprising bench player in the NFL this year. I’ve studied his three starts and I believe the Cardinals defense provided the best evidence that the Texans’ new starter has the potential to succeed long-term. Read the rest at the RSP blog.
3 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2013, 3:02pm by Alaska Jack
13 Nov 2013, 08:08am by Mike Tanier
Remember the Blueprint for stopping the 2007 Giants? It has been six years, so I figured I could dust off the blueprint concept without repeating myself. Here is a detailed breakdown of Chiefs defensive tactics that can stop the Broncos.
13 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2013, 4:51pm by commissionerleaf
13 Nov 2013, 02:13am by Matt Waldman
The Nelson-Aaron Rodgers combo is among the best in football at the back-shoulder fade. One of the reasons this play remains so effective for the Packers’ duo is that Nelson is equally strong at earning separation against press coverage and winning 50/50 balls in the vertical game. Defenders cannot assume every deep pass is a back-shoulder play. Read the rest at the RSP blog.
5 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2013, 6:22pm by tomdrees
12 Nov 2013, 01:55pm by Rivers McCown
Let this be a lesson: if you're an old safety that can't really play anymore, at least be an old safety that can't really play anymore that keeps his mouth shut.
28 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2013, 9:33pm by jonnyblazin
12 Nov 2013, 11:32am by Matt Waldman
Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is playing his tail off and the biggest reason this rookie has made the jump from LSU to the NFL with a year away from football in between is his mental command of the game. Mathieu is an incisive player and it’s easy to see this quality on the field. The RSP blog profiles two plays against the Texans – notably Andre Johnson and Ben Tate – where Mathieu demonstrates multiple skills with no wasted motion.
3 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2013, 3:05pm by JonFrum
11 Nov 2013, 04:29pm by Rivers McCown
All the latest on Week 10's injuries. (Click to read more.)
12 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2013, 12:28pm by justanothersteve
11 Nov 2013, 01:02pm by Rivers McCown
This week PK champions Carolina and Detroit for playoff spots, looks at the latest in the Incognito saga, and writes a requiem for Bailey.
15 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2013, 3:23am by tuluse
11 Nov 2013, 11:06am by Aaron Schatz
Good analysis here by Jason Lisk, who analyzed all passes near the red zone this season and came up with a heat map showing where passes were successful and where they were not. He finds some support for the anti-fade forces out there, and reasons to show short of the end zone to get YAC rather than throwing every pass all the way for six.
3 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2013, 8:21pm by LionInAZ
11 Nov 2013, 08:08am by Mike Tanier
We lead off this week with a "What Just Happened?" roundup, then use the Football Outsiders Playoff Odds report to look at a bunch of sub-.500 teams still in the playoff hunt thanks to the Cowboys-Bengals-Colts axis of division leading foolishness.
Is a high-variance quarterback inherently worth more to a team that's a fringe contender? What in the heck has gotten into Jerricho Cotchery? Why is Jared Cook so confusing?