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DVOA Ratings

Week 12 DVOA Ratings
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Week 12 DVOA Ratings

This week, we look at offenses and defenses that have improved over the last few weeks, including Minnesota and the No. 1 defense in the league since Week 6. Plus, what would our Super Bowl odds look like if DVOA didn't have Kansas City rated so much better than other advanced metrics?

95 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2018, 9:39pm by PTORaven

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 12
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Clutch Encounters: Week 12

The Steelers flopped in a small game, but is Denver still a playoff contender? Not if you trust process over outcome. Also: Andrew Luck's 20th game-winning drive, Seattle finally wins a road shootout, Eagles save season with rare comeback, and the Jaguars go apocalyptic in Buffalo.

7 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2018, 4:29am by Subrata Sircar

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday: Seahawks over Panthers
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Any Given Sunday: Seahawks over Panthers

The Panthers run into end zone issues, and Seattle capitalizes on the insertion of Corn Elder.

8 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2018, 11:29am by Lost Ti-Cats Fan

Quick Reads

Week 12 Quick Reads
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Week 12 Quick Reads

Philip Rivers' performance against Arizona on Sunday was nearly perfect -- and at the same time, it was nothing special. We explain, and list the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 12.

51 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2018, 7:31pm by Joseph

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 12
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Audibles at the Line: Week 12

Thanksgiving weekend means one of the smallest Sunday slates of the regular season. Your Audibles crew discusses important wins for the Seahawks, Broncos, Colts, and Vikings, on a day with no games played between two teams that came in with a winning record.

170 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2018, 6:32pm by LondonMonarch

7th Day Adventure

Seventh Day Adventure: Week 13
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Seventh Day Adventure: Week 13

It's Rivalry Week in college football -- and the biggest rivalry game in the land will see Dwayne Haskins and Ohio State battle Michigan, with a berth in the Big 10 title game and (likely) a shot in the Playoff on the line.

1 comment, Last at 28 Nov 2018, 2:14am by Alex51

Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes: November 23, 2018
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The Week in Quotes: November 23, 2018

This week: Browns players talk about former Browns coaches, politicians talk about future Browns coaches, Derek Carr gets left behind, Josh Rosen shares wisdom, Keenan Allen drops a diss track on the Broncos, and, as always, Mike Leach.

3 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2018, 3:40pm by Harris

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: CHI-DET
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Clutch Encounters: CHI-DET

Chase Daniel earns his first fourth-quarter comeback, but Eddie Jackson is the new Mike Brown in Chicago with another big pick-six in closing time. Where have all the comebacks gone for the Lions, and how much has pressure helped Vic Fangio's defense rack up interceptions?

3 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2018, 5:22pm by LionInAZ

Film Room

Film Room: Colts Offense
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Film Room: Colts Offense

After a slow start with a new head coach and a quarterback coming back from injury, the Colts have been tearing defenses apart in recent weeks. Derrik Klassen shows how they have been using tight ends like Jack Doyle to diagnose and attack opponents' weaknesses.

2 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2018, 2:32pm by Purds

FEI Ratings

FEI Week 12 Ratings and Possession Margins
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FEI Week 12 Ratings and Possession Margins

Sometimes, the final score doesn't tell the whole story. Brian Fremeau goes through the Playoff contenders and looks at which teams have jumped out to big leads early (Alabama) and which have spent more time flirting with disaster (Washington State).