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FEI Ratings

FEI: Everybody Punts
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FEI: Everybody Punts

LSU's punt unit forced Cam Newton to lead his Tigers out of terrible field position all day, but nothing could stop Auburn from claiming the No. 1 FEI ranking.

6 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2010, 10:25pm by TomTom

DVOA Ratings

Week 7 DVOA Ratings
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Week 7 DVOA Ratings

The Giants and Steelers duke it out at the top of our ratings as the Year of Parity continues. Plus, answering reader questions about Chicago's third-down struggles and the best and worst divisions in DVOA history.

185 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2010, 3:18am by Alex51

Quick Reads

Week 7 Quick Reads
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Week 7 Quick Reads

Bill Barnwell takes a look at the Patriots' decision to go for it on fourth-and-1 before reviewing the best and worst from Week 7.

138 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2010, 4:11pm by commissionerleaf

Varsity Numbers

Varsity Numbers: Loving College Football
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Varsity Numbers: Loving College Football

Formula tweaks and the crazy glory of the 2010 college football season are on the docket for this edition of Varsity Numbers.

3 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2010, 3:10am by cfn_ms

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 7
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Audibles at the Line: Week 7

Who fell out of love with Kevin Kolb? Which mid-90's NBA player made an unexpected appearance? And what's with the diamond? Audibles fills you in.

325 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2010, 11:37am by Chocolate City

Reviews

FO Book Review: The Games That Changed the Game
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FO Book Review: The Games That Changed the Game

Doug Farrar reviews the new pro football strategy book by Ron Jaworski and Greg Cosell, with a little help from one of the authors.

41 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2012, 7:51pm by Raiderjoe

Varsity Numbers

VN: Truth and Disagreement
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VN: Truth and Disagreement

In today's Varsity Numbers, Four Truths are revisited, Arizona State has the best bye week ever, FEI and S&P+ disagree, and Bill Connelly waits for Oregon's ratings to rise.

18 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2010, 1:10pm by Jeff Fogle

Week in Quotes

This Week In Quotes: October 22, 2010
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This Week In Quotes: October 22, 2010

To help avoid helmet-to-helmet hits, Channing Crowder suggests new uniforms, Brian Urlacher suggests flags, and Kerry Rhodes does some math. There's more in this week's best quotes.

57 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2010, 9:35am by Dean

7th Day Adventure

SDA: Who's Next?
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SDA: Who's Next?

The SDA crew examines the big games of the week, including several possible upsets, and discusses how the BCS could be in trouble after this wild season.

22 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2010, 7:24am by Bill Connelly

Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Stretch Slice
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Word of Muth: Stretch Slice

Ben Muth breaks down the slide stretch play, and how the Redskins were able to use it to establish a running game against the Colts.

20 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2010, 10:56am by Ben S