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2017 Defensive Personnel Analysis

Defenses have taken a wide variety of responses to the rise of 11 personnel. Is any one system better than another? And how has the rise of the "moneybacker" changed defensive philosophy?

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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: Deshaun Watson

Guest columnist Karan Gill shows how the Houston quarterback's deep ball improved throughout his rookie season, and how Bill O'Brien put him in a position to succeed.

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May 29, 2018 12:36pm by Guest || 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.

2 comments, Last Comment at 02 Feb 2018, 5:43pm by Sifter

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: May 2018

This month: salty quarterbacks, salty coaches, salty pass-rushers, and some sweet rookie dance moves.

9 comments, Last Comment at 20 Jun 2018, 8:08pm by The Ninjalectual

Jun 04, 2018 03:08pm 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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21 Jun 2018, 05:48pm by Bryan Knowles

2017 Defensive Personnel Analysis

Defenses have taken a wide variety of responses to the rise of 11 personnel. Is any one system better than another? And how has the rise of the "moneybacker" changed defensive philosophy?

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19 Jun 2018, 12:22pm by Bryan Knowles

2017 Offensive Personnel Analysis

It's a three-receiver league, but for the first time since 2010, the frequency of 11 personnel actually went down last year. Was it a blip, or sign of things to come?

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8 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2018, 5:22pm by ssereb

14 Jun 2018, 01:13pm by Vincent Verhei

2017 Defeats

The Cardinals had a winning record with backup quarterbacks last year thanks in large part to their high-profile edge rusher who terrorized opposing offenses. We look at defeat leaders for every position, as well as overall leaders over the past few seasons.

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13 Jun 2018, 02:00pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: EdjSports Acquires Football Outsiders

We have some big news about the future of Football Outsiders.

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30 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2018, 8:54pm by Rob Eves

12 Jun 2018, 12:47pm by Scott Kacsmar

2017 YAC+

YAC+ shows a lot of positives for the 2017 Rams, but will things continue after the trade for Brandin Cooks? Also: an underrated wide receiver leads for the second year in a row, an odd year for tight ends, and does YAC even matter for Mike Evans?

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07 Jun 2018, 12:22pm by Scott Kacsmar

2017 Receiving Plus-Minus

Which receiver did Drew Brees raise to career highs this time? Does Mike Evans really help Jameis Winston that much? Which running back duo had a terrible case of butterfingers? How bad were the rookie seasons for Evan Engram and Zay Jones?

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05 Jun 2018, 02:44pm by Scott Kacsmar

2017 Passing Plus-Minus

Drew Brees continued his dominance in passing plus-minus, but was he as good as in his previous seasons? Also: big post-Jeff Fisher leaps for Jared Goff and Case Keenum, talent may have trumped coaching in San Francisco, and two No. 1 overall picks disappoint.

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7 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2018, 5:42pm by DezCaughtTheBall

04 Jun 2018, 03:08pm by Cale Clinton

The Month In Quotes: May 2018

This month: salty quarterbacks, salty coaches, salty pass-rushers, and some sweet rookie dance moves.

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9 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2018, 8:08pm by The Ninjalectual

30 May 2018, 12:14pm by Vincent Verhei

Adjusted Interceptions 2017

It has been many years since we have seen a quarterback as unlucky as Matt Ryan was last year. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings should be extremely concerned about the quarterbacks (yes, plural) they acquired this offseason.

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29 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2018, 9:46pm by Vincent Verhei

29 May 2018, 12:36pm by Guest

Film Room: Deshaun Watson

Guest columnist Karan Gill shows how the Houston quarterback's deep ball improved throughout his rookie season, and how Bill O'Brien put him in a position to succeed.

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24 May 2018, 12:09pm by Derrik Klassen

Four Downs: AFC West

There's a serious need for defensive help in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Oakland. In Denver, meanwhile, the Broncos must determine whether or not Case Keenum can really be a long-term solution at quarterback.

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23 May 2018, 01:46pm by Scott Kacsmar

Snap-Weighted Age: 2017 NFL Rosters

The Rams and Jaguars finally turned their young talent into playoff berths in 2017. Cleveland looks to be taking over the mantle for "team of the future." Also: Buffalo's wild turnover and the youngest secondary in eight years.

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