After a week of less-than-competitive games, Bryan and Andrew become the last to try to tackle reforming the NFL's playoff criteria.
Most general manager candidates look the same, but some of them have cool names like "John Spytek." Plus: bellwethers for the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers and new ways of firing old coaches.
Another article here on the Tennessee Titans as the worst No. 1 seed ever by DVOA, this time on ESPN+. I go a bit further into reasons why the Titans fans should be optimistic anyway and try to do more to isolate what the "real" Tennessee Titans would look like in our ratings.
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Troy Reeder and the L.A. defense throttled Kyler Murray and the Cardinals as the Rams won 34-11 to advance to the divisional round of the NFC playoffs
The Cowboys ended what was once a promising season in spectacular fashion on Sunday afternoon. EdjSports' Frank Frigo breaks down the errors that may have cost Dallas the game.
The Raiders have fired general manager Mike Mayock after three seasons. It makes sense, as Mayock was pretty specifically partnered with departed head coach Jon Gruden.
Our Metrics Explained
What is DVOA?
Defense-adjusted Value Over Average
Measures a team's efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent.
What is DYAR?
Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement
Compares the performance of each player, in terms of DVOA, to a replacement-level baseline rather than the league average for that position.
What is DAVE?
DVOA Adjusted for Volatility Early
Used early in the year with the goal of getting the best idea of how good a team will be over the entire season without jumping to conclusions based on one or two good or bad early games.
It's Monday night (playoff) football as Arizona (11-6) visits the L.A. Rams (12-5). Use this thread to discuss.
Matthew Stafford has thrown eight interceptions in his last four games. The Arizona Cardinals have lost four of their last five contests. One of those trends should come to an end in the playoffs on Monday night.
Josh Allen has the best playoff game of any quarterback we have measured in half a decade, but it's not the most valuable QB game in playoff history. Why not?
Pete Overzet and Chris Spags of EdjSports recap Wildcard weekend, build a showdown lineup for Rams-Cardinals tonight, and fire off another Underdog draft.
Football Outsiders editor-in-chief, Aaron Schatz, hosts Ian O’Connor from EdjSports to run through the top 5 plays and coaching decisions for NFL Wild Card weekend.
Walkthrough offers first looks at three of next week's playoff matchups and wraps up five-sixths of the Super Wild Card Weekend action, including the 49ers' upset of the Cowboys and the Bills, Buccaneers, and Chiefs blowouts.
The 49ers upset the Cowboys in Dallas, but the rest of the Sunday slate is all too predictable.