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Four Downs: AFC East

Biggest post-draft holes all reside on offense in the AFC East, except for the Pats who could still use a real edge rusher.

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Super Bowl LII DVOA/Quick Reads

Here are all our advanced numbers from Super Bowl LII. As you can imagine, the offensive numbers are pretty high. The Patriots end up with the higher DVOA, but that's not how games get decided.

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Feb 05, 2018 06:50am by Vincent Verhei || read all DVOA Rankings and Analysis articles

Film Room: Rob Gronkowski

The skeleton key in New England's offense, Gronk is a matchup nightmare for any defense -- and an especially difficult opponent for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Jan 31, 2018 03:18pm by Derrik Klassen || read all Film Room articles

Word of Muth: Getting the Job Done

Philadelphia's offensive line wasn't perfect against Minnesota, but did enough to lead the Eagles to an NFC championship -- and there's reason to believe they'll be even more effective in the Super Bowl.

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Feb 01, 2018 10:26am by Ben Muth || read all Word Of Muth articles

QR Bonus: Keys To Beating Philadelphia

The Patriots won't necessarily need a big game from Tom Brady to win the Super Bowl -- but the Eagles absolutely will need one from Nick Foles.

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Jan 30, 2018 11:46am GMT by Vincent Verhei || read all Quick Reads articles

Audibles at the Line: 2018 NFL Draft Day Two

Your Audibles crew passes comment on Day Two of the 2018 NFL Draft, including a spirited debate on Mason Rudolph and what he can bring to Pittsburgh.

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Apr 28, 2018 02:32am GMT by Andrew Potter || read all Audibles articles

FEI Final Ratings

Another year, another Alabama championship. Is it a good thing for the sport of college football that one program is so dominant over its competition?

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Jan 10, 2018 06:32pm by Brian Fremeau || read all Fremeau Efficiency Ratings Articles

OFI: Freshmen Propel Alabama

Replacing starter Jalen Hurts, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagavailoa threw a 41-yard walk-off touchdown pass to fellow freshman DeVonta Smith on second-and-26 in overtime for yet another Alabama championship.

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Jan 09, 2018 12:47pm by Chad Peltier || read all One Foot Inbounds articles

SDA: National Championship Preview

Most expected Georgia to face Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. We're finally getting that matchup, but the stakes are even higher than anticipated.

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Jan 07, 2018 02:53pm by Ian Boyd || read all 7th Day Adventure articles

Any Given Sunday: Jaguars Over Steelers

Wow, an underdog upset the Steelers? Get out of town -- then, head to New England, for the AFC Championship Game.

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Jan 16, 2018 02:55pm GMT by Rivers McCown || read all Any Given Sunday articles

The Month In Quotes: April 2018

Most NFL conversation in April focused around the draft, but there was still time for the Dalai Lama, varmint tracking, sneakers, inappropriate funeral proceedings, and making fun of nerds.

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May 04, 2018 10:58am by Cale Clinton || read all The Week in Quotes articles

Football Outsiders On-Line Mock Draft

As the calendar turns to April, we're proud to introduce the first ever Football Outsiders On-Line Mock Draft. Using our full range of analytical tools, we predict the entire first round, complete with trades, surprises, and everything else that makes the draft special.

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Apr 01, 2018 11:31am by The Outsiders || read all Scramble articles

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17 May 2018, 10:58am by Rivers McCown

Four Downs: AFC East

Biggest post-draft holes all reside on offense in the AFC East, except for the Pats who could still use a real edge rusher.

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15 May 2018, 03:58pm by Guest

Long Drives and the Running Game

When an offense is simply looking to maintain possession for as long as possible, is there an inherent advantage in running the ball as opposed to passing?

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14 May 2018, 12:50pm by Bryan Knowles

Four Downs: NFC West

While the Rams added gobs of talent to their interior line and secondary, do they have enough pass-rushing to win a Super Bowl? The 49ers also need pass-rushers, while the Cardinals need a corner and the Seahawks -- as always -- need offensive linemen.

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11 May 2018, 02:14pm by Andrew Potter

Four Downs: NFC South

The Panthers need blockers, the Saints need a tight end, and the Bucs need safeties (as usual). In Atlanta, meanwhile, the players seem to be in place, but can the coaching staff overcome struggles of the past?

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10 May 2018, 11:49am by Scott Kacsmar

Four Downs: NFC North

While most of the teams in this division could use better blockers and/or receivers, the Bears remain in dire need of playmakers in the defensive backfield.

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08 May 2018, 03:15pm by Vincent Verhei

Four Downs: NFC East

With the draft behind us, NFL rosters won't see many big changes between now and opening day. We start our look at each team's biggest remaining need in the NFC East, where Dallas needs offense, New York and Washington need defense, and Philly needs a punter.

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07 May 2018, 11:38am by Zach Binney

Fewer Practices Does Not Mean More Injuries

Bill Belichick says that players are getting hurt more because they are practicing less, but the numbers don't support that theory.

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04 May 2018, 10:58am by Cale Clinton

The Month In Quotes: April 2018

Most NFL conversation in April focused around the draft, but there was still time for the Dalai Lama, varmint tracking, sneakers, inappropriate funeral proceedings, and making fun of nerds.

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01 May 2018, 11:25am by Cale Clinton

2018 Draft Report Card Report

Our examination of this year's draft grades finds plenty of love for the Broncos and a lot of scorn for the Seahawks. The draft will likely be remembered, though, for Buffalo's trade up for Josh Allen, a move that drew praise and ridicule alike.

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50 comments, Last at 05 May 2018, 11:56am by The Ninjalectual

28 Apr 2018, 02:32am by Andrew Potter

Audibles at the Line: 2018 NFL Draft Day Two

Your Audibles crew passes comment on Day Two of the 2018 NFL Draft, including a spirited debate on Mason Rudolph and what he can bring to Pittsburgh.

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68 comments, Last at 05 May 2018, 12:47pm by The Ninjalectual

27 Apr 2018, 08:39am by Andrew Potter

Audibles at the Line: 2018 NFL Draft Day One

The fate of the five first-round quarterbacks has been determined. Your Audibles crew casts comment on this, and the other talking points from the first day of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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25 Apr 2018, 08:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Open 2018 NFL Draft Thread

This is an open thread for discussion of the 2018 NFL draft. You can use this thread all night Thursday night during the first round, or to discuss the aftermath of Round 1 the next day, and then again Friday night (Rounds 2-3) and Saturday (Rounds 4-7). We will also have our annual Audibles at the Line staff discussions from the first two nights, published on Friday and Saturday mornings.

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