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Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

If the Saints are going to repeat as division champs in 2019, they'll probably need to find another wide receiver to complement Michael Thomas. Defense is the order of the day for the rest of the division -- Atlanta needs corners, Carolina needs safeties, and Tampa Bay needs defensive linemen.

2 comments, Last at 21 May 2019, 5:06am by Andrew Potter

Ramblings

NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: NFC West
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NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: NFC West

Our tour of the league's uniforms takes us out west, where the 49ers have gone retro and the Seahawks and Cardinals ... haven't. And what should the Rams do when they introduce new uniforms to go with their new stadium?

3 comments, Last at 20 May 2019, 4:13am by Raiderjoe

Stat Analysis

2018 Adjusted Games Lost: Part II
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2018 Adjusted Games Lost: Part II

In the second half of our series on NFL injuries in 2018, we break things down by position groups. Injuries to quarterbacks, running backs, and linebackers are down. Injuries are way up everywhere else, and in the defensive backfield, they are unprecedented.

2 comments, Last at 17 May 2019, 3:43pm by MilkmanDanimal

Podcasts

Off The Charts Podcast: May 16
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Off The Charts Podcast: May 16

It's New York, New York on the latest Off The Charts podcast, as we talk about the Mike Maccagnan firing for the Jets as well as ways the Giants could improve their running game in 2019. Then we explore Sports Info Solutions' new Targets Above Expectation stat a little bit more. (Click for audio link.)

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Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

The Bears, your reigning division champs, have a lot of defensive stars, but they'd be in big trouble if they lost a starter such as Khalil Mack or Leonard Floyd. Elsewhere, we find a lot of teams that need offensive help -- the Lions need linemen, while the Packers and Vikings need receivers.

7 comments, Last at 21 May 2019, 5:51am by ImNewAroundTheseParts

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2018 Adjusted Games Lost: Part I
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2018 Adjusted Games Lost: Part I

Our first look at injury data from the 2018 season reveals some plain truths: injuries are on the rise; Washington and Jacksonville had historically bad luck on offense last year; and no team we've ever analyzed has suffered more injuries on defense than last year's Buccaneers.

5 comments, Last at 21 May 2019, 2:00pm by alien1rock

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Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

The remaining needs in the division are clear coming out of the draft. Dallas and Washington need safeties. New York and Philadelphia need offensive linemen.

2 comments, Last at 17 May 2019, 11:32pm by RobotBoy

Stat Analysis

Introducing Targets Above Expectation
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Introducing Targets Above Expectation

At Football Outsiders, we measure receivers based on what they do with the targets they get -- but what happens when you look at a receiver's ability to generate targets in the first place? And what does it tell us about Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett?

7 comments, Last at 14 May 2019, 6:44pm by LionInAZ

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2019 Free Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis
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2019 Free Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis

The annual review of the best values in free agency has harsh words for John Lynch and high praise for some Fitzmagic.

14 comments, Last at 14 May 2019, 2:59am by Bobman

Week in Quotes

The Month In Quotes: April 2019
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The Month In Quotes: April 2019

This month: the draft! Schedule releases! Twitter beefs! David Gettleman and John Elway try to talk their way out of trouble! Ryan Fitzpatrick gets fat! The Battle of Winterfell! All this and a 67-year-old man takes his shirt off!

8 comments, Last at 07 May 2019, 4:32am by Cale Clinton