The 1981 Philadelphia Eagles squandered a strong regular season and the San Francisco 49ers took home their first Super Bowl while the Baltimore Colts had the worst defense in NFL history.
In conjunction with the release of 1981 DVOA, we present the Year in Quotes, chronicling the season of the first championship in the history of the San Francisco 49ers.
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Spags does his Friday solo stream with a twist. Every pick he makes today doesn't coincide with his usual sentiments when it comes to fantasy football.
Go back 40 years with 1982 DVOA, to a weird season cut in half by a player strike. The Jets were great, the Chargers offense was great, and Washington won despite not being great.
The strike dominates our review of 1982 quotes, plus the Raiders move to L.A. and Washington wins its first Super Bowl.
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.
With Underdog Fantasy announcing their superflex puppy draft, Chris and Pete hop discuss their top strategies for the best ball draft, and then put it into practice in a live draft.
The Buffalo Bills. The Denver Broncos. The Los Angeles Rams. The Minnesota Vikings. The Philadelphia Eagles. Which team tops our rankings and is declared the greatest heartbreak dynasty of all time?
Our penultimate Heartbreak Dynasty countdown sees the Raiders trying to Just Win, Baby; the Dolphins taking a trip to Woodstrock; and the Giants becoming the Greatest Losers who Ever Played.
It's Walkthrough Pro Football Hall of Fame mailbag time! Thoughts on Zach Thomas, Randy Gradishar, Devin Hester, DeMarcus Ware, and many, many others!
The USFL's regular season comes to a close as Jeff Fisher's Michigan Panthers end up winning the top pick in next year's USFL draft, whatever that will look like.
Mike Tanier completes his minicamp roundup with a recommendation: Don't take the Jets bait. Plus, the Jaguars take time off and DVOABot blows a fuse.
The USFL reaches the end of its regular season in a week without much drama or stakes. What better time to take a look back from 10,000 feet at what the league's done right and wrong so far?
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't opening up much of a QB competition for Mitch Trubisky. The New York Giants have predictable plans for Saquon Barkley. Here's Part I of the Walkthrough minicamp roundup.