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DVOA Week 6: Bills Come Back to Earth

Buffalo is still on top of the DVOA ratings, but the Bills are much closer to the rest of the league after Monday night's loss to Tennessee. The NFC dominates after that with the Cardinals, Rams, Bucs, and Cowboys rounding out the top five. Plus, a look at run funnels vs. pass funnels and Detroit vs. the history of 0-6 teams.

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QR Week 6: Gaskin Gags in England

Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin couldn't find any space as a runner against Jacksonville, and he showed terrible hands as a receiver too. We look back at the history of backs who struggled similarly in both categories. Plus: Kyler Murray's surprisingly terrible rushing day; the yo-yo season of Daniel Jones; and the best passers, rushers, and receivers of Week 6.

Oct 18, 2021

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.

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Week 6 Recap: Ravens Ready to Challenge the Bills

The AFC is now a two-team conference: it's the Buffalo Bills, the Baltimore Ravens, and everyone else. Walkthrough breaks down the Ravens' victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, examines what's wrong with the Cleveland Browns, and explains why the Kansas City Chiefs' win wasn't as impressive as the final score would suggest. Plus, we break down what makes the Minnesota Vikings so delightfully exasperating and dish out some Week 6 Awards.

Oct 17, 2021
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Week 6 Previews: Can the Browns Win with Baker Mayfield?

Can the Cleveland Browns win big games? Is Baker Mayfield worth a nine-figure contract? Sunday's showdown with the Arizona Cardinals will help answer that question. Plus, Walkthrough solves the riddle of the Los Angeles Chargers' low DVOA, predicts how Bengals-Lions will turn out, and even finds a wager that will make Dolphins-Jaguars interesting.

Oct 15, 2021