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Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Cracking Heads
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Word of Muth: Cracking Heads

Word of Muth returns with a look at the importance of center for the Saints, and diagrams one of their most successful plays for two weeks running.

7 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2011, 8:55pm by nath

Walkthrough

Walkthrough: Distraction, Frustration
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Walkthrough: Distraction, Frustration

It is too early to consider this the most frustrating Eagles team ever, but Mike Tanier thinks the 2011 team is climbing the list. Plus, strange game capsules, Peyton Manning's funny clapping, and little girls who like beef jerky.

61 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2011, 4:09pm by C-Weezy

FEI Ratings

FEI: Visualization
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FEI: Visualization

Alabama made a big statement over the weekend against Florida and slips back alongside LSU at the top of the FEI ratings. Plus, Brian Fremeau debuts a new possession value visualization of the game.

4 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2011, 5:48pm by DisplacedPackerFan

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Back to Basics
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Scramble for the Ball: Back to Basics

Thy Scramblemen get back to the column's roots with some good, ol' fashioned quasi-gambling.

20 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2011, 5:27pm by tuluse

Film Room

Cover-2: View From the Press Box
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Cover-2: View From the Press Box

With the benefit of the ultimate All-22 view, we investigate how Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner fared against Julio Jones this weekend.

15 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2011, 11:06am by Doug Farrar

DVOA Ratings

Week 4 DVOA Ratings
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Week 4 DVOA Ratings

The Bills and Titans continue to impress in the latest DVOA ratings, as we introduce opponent adjustments into the mix.

127 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2011, 12:30pm by battlered90

Quick Reads

Week 4 Quick Reads
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Week 4 Quick Reads

Calvin Johnson has eight touchdown catches in four games. Is Randy Moss' record in jeopardy? Plus: The MVP debate is officially underway, Wes Welker goes off the charts, and a lot of quarterbacks put on a lot of stinky games.

94 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2011, 5:51am by Jerry

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 4
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Audibles at the Line: Week 4

Just what exactly does "giving yourself up" entail? Also, there is no way to actually cover Calvin Johnson, and we've all buried the Alex Smith comeback king narrative in this week's Audibles.

235 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2011, 5:12pm by jonsilver

Varsity Numbers

Varsity Numbers: Mid-Term Evaluations
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Varsity Numbers: Mid-Term Evaluations

Bill Connelly takes a look at this season's early surprises and some serious moves in the F/+ rankings.

2 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2011, 9:07am by Chainsmoker

Under Pressure

Under Pressure: The Meaning of Mobility
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Under Pressure: The Meaning of Mobility

Are scrambling quarterbacks more likely to lose more yardage on their sacks than their less mobile brethren? The answer might surprise you.

19 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2011, 9:59am by RichC