If the Rams fail to defend their Super Bowl championship, it will likely be because "throw away from Jalen Ramsey" is an easy and effective strategy.
Week 6 in the USFL is highlighted by a Bandit-Stars matchup, where Todd Haley's men try to prove they're actual contenders and not paper tigers. Plus: USFL vs. XFL.
Aaron Rodgers no longer has Davante Adams. Who's going to be his security blanket in 2022?
Though he's theoretically an off-ball linebacker, the Cowboys star may once again be forced into a pass-rushing role.
The Chicago Bears left Justin Fields by the side of the highway with nothing but a 25-year-old rookie to keep him company. Find out just what sort of game Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus are playing.
The North strikes back, going 2-2 against the South in the second week of interdivisional action in the USFL. We have a new team in title contention, a new team at the top of our rankings, and a new result for the Maulers.
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.
Guest columnist Alex Olbrecht on how economic theory explains why the 2022 NFL draft had so many more traded picks than usual.
Pete and Spags take a look at the Week 17 schedule from a best ball perspective before hopping in another BBM3 draft on Underdog Fantasy. For the love of God, don't make them take Drew Lock.
The USFL's inter-division schedule resumes as the South looks to cement it's advantage over the North. Can the Generals and company win some respect back for the lesser division?
The NFL has released its 2022 schedule. The season kicks off with the Super Bowl champs hosting the AFC favorites in rematch of a wild game from 2020.
Walker, an oversized edge rusher, should feel right at home on the NFL's largest defensive team.
Derrick Henry's broken-tackle rates plummeted in 2021, and that's terrible news for the Tennessee Titans. Plus, news 'n' notes from around the NFL, and Mike Tanier goes to the mattresses.
Football Outsiders' Editor-in-Chief, Aaron Schatz is joined by Senior Analyst Mike Tanier and welcome NFL Insider and Reporter Matt Lombardo on to talk the NFL Schedule Release and the DVOA strength of schedules.