In Detroit, Matthew Stafford failed to win a single playoff game. But with the Los Angeles Rams giving him better protection than he had ever enjoyed before, Stafford celebrated with a Super Bowl win.
Bryan and Cale's look at over/unders continues with the AFC West! Is Justin Herbert ready to be an MVP contender? Will the Chiefs regret letting Tyreek Hill walk? Is Russell Wilson cooked?
News and commentary from around the web.
Our look at performance by pass-rush size in 2021 shows why the Raiders need Chandler Jones to win up front in 2022.
Looking at players KUBIAK says are underrated in 2022, including Jameis Winston, AJ Dillon, and the Chargers' wide receivers.
The Preseason Almanac previews continue with New Orleans and Carolina. Chapter writer Bryan Knowles joins Schatz & Tanier to preview the Panthers and Saints seasons' in the NFC South.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR George Pickens is gonna be a problem. So is Houston Texans RB Dameon Pierce. Same for Chicago Bears safety Jaquon Brisker. Say, what's with all of these "problems?"
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.
Our look at slot/wide splits finishes up with defense, where there are signs of life for the underwhelming Houston Texans.
Football Outsiders is seeking a new writer for our One Foot Inbounds column reviewing the weekend in college football.
The Dolphins led the NFL in pressure rate last year, but was that due more to talent, or to scheme? Elsewhere, Atlanta's pass rush was historically bad, Buffalo's safeties were historically great, and Baltimore's secondary was historically hurt.
Bryan and Cale take on over/unders of the AFC East! Can the Bills win a dozen games? Can Zach Wilson become a below-average passer? And can the Patriots fight off the dreaded Joethew PaJudgia?
Is "The Patriot Way" dead? It sure sounds that way based on reports coming out of Foxborough. Plus: Justin Tucker's place in history and Jets first-round follies.
Join our writers as they preview the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals FO Almanac chapters live on stream.
Our look at slot and wide splits moves on to the running backs and tight ends! And in 2021, that means talking about the Atlanta Falcons, who seemed unclear about what a "wide receiver" actually was.
For the first time ever, Bryan and Cale discuss the Washington Commanders! They are less than impressed. Also, are the Cowboys doomed to failure once more?