Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Nov 2014, 04:53pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Brandon Marshall's Deep Play Problems

In this week's Sunday Night Football column, I examine the decline in Brandon Marshall's DVOA. As the headline indicates, it's all about downfield throws.

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06 Nov 2014, 06:50pm by Aaron Schatz

Thursday Night Football is Easy to Hate but Hard to Defeat

We all know that Thursday night football feels extra sloppy. And it logically seems like it should be extra sloppy, since players haven't had a full week to recover from Sunday's games. But as others have done before, Kevin Seifert has run numbers showing that Thursday games do not in fact feature more injuries or less scoring. There are more turnovers, but also fewer penalties and the same number of dropped passes as in other games.

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11 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2014, 11:08pm by jebmak

06 Nov 2014, 05:24pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Reviewing Adrian Peterson Case

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea agreement with Texas prosecutors that will keep him out of jail. That does not mean he will be on an NFL field anytime soon.

Peterson, who was facing up to two years in prison on child abuse charges, has agreed to plea no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault. Peterson will be placed on probation and will pay a $4,000 fine and serve 80 hours of community service. He also will take parenting classes, and if he completes his probation without incident, there won't be a conviction on his record.

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10 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2014, 12:08am by Jerry

06 Nov 2014, 02:30pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Announces 2015 International Games

The NFL has announced its trio of International Series games. They may as well dump the "International" name for "London," which is where all the games are. Regardless, playing in Wembley next year will be:

  • October 4: New York Jets "at" Miami Dolphins (the first-ever divisional game played internationally)
  • October 25: Buffalo Bills "at" Jacksonville Jaguars
  • November 1: Detroit Lions "at" Kansas City Chiefs

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7 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2014, 6:43pm by Vincent Verhei

05 Nov 2014, 07:43pm by Vincent Verhei

Marcus Lattimore Announces Retirement

One of the most promising NFL careers in recent memory is over before it started. Marcus Lattimore, a star running back at South Carolina who suffered two gruesome knee injuries in college, has announced his retirement from pro football.

Lattimore led the SEC in yards from scrimmage before injuries ruined his career. The 49ers selected him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft in hopes he would be able to recover, but he was never able to suit up for a game, including the preseason.

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18 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2014, 11:48pm by Jerry

05 Nov 2014, 07:31pm by Vincent Verhei

Texans Going With Ryan Mallett as Starting QB

The Houston Texans are 4-5, two games behind the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South (and 0-1 against the Colts this season) and 1 1/2 games out of the wild card race. Ryan Fitzpatrick, though, is 25th in DVOA, and so the Texans are hoping for an upgrade by naming Ryan Mallett as their starting quarterback.

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18 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2014, 11:42am by tuluse

04 Nov 2014, 12:01pm by Scott Kacsmar

Ben Roethlisberger: Hall of Famer in the Shadows

Scott Kacsmar tells the tale of how Ben Roethlisberger has quietly been one of the best quarterbacks of his era, and he's never played better than he is right now. (Click to read more.)

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115 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2014, 9:05am by Jerry

04 Nov 2014, 10:45am by Matt Waldman

RSP Flashback: Where I Got It Wrong With Andre Ellington

I was wrong about Andre Ellington’s NFL career, but I probably would have made the same conclusions if I had to do it again. Find out why.

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03 Nov 2014, 03:41pm by Andrew Potter

Week 9 Injury Aftermath

The first-place Eagles lose key starters on both sides of the ball.

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14 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2014, 4:24pm by chemical burn

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