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Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: A Trio of Turkeys
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Scramble for the Ball: A Trio of Turkeys

A pair of backup quarterbacks! An NFC East showdown! A bazillion points at night! All this, and more in Bryan and Andrew's annual Thanksgiving Day preview!

2 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2018, 9:30pm by justanothersteve

DVOA Ratings

Week 11 DVOA Ratings
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Week 11 DVOA Ratings

Close loss or not, DVOA is ready to ride or die with the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, Chiefs-Rams was one of a number of games this week where the losing team ended up with a higher rating than the winning team.

42 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2018, 7:08pm by t.d.

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 11
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Clutch Encounters: Week 11

A historic week of close contests ends with the first game ever where both teams scored 50 points. Was Chiefs-Rams the greatest regular-season game in NFL history? Also: Roethlisberger shakes off his worst start, Riverboat Ron sinks, and the Falcons and Chargers are up to their old tricks.

6 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2018, 3:37pm by PTORaven

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday: Broncos over Chargers
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Any Given Sunday: Broncos over Chargers

The 2018 Los Angeles Chargers star in: A Loving Tribute to the 2017 Los Angeles Chargers! What does the future have in store for Denver?

5 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2018, 5:24pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual

Quick Reads

Week 11 Quick Reads
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Week 11 Quick Reads

How do you handle opponent adjustments when the gap between the best and worst run defenses is as big as we have ever seen? Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 11.

50 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2018, 4:56pm by mrt1212

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 11
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Audibles at the Line: Week 11

This week's Audibles features a huge road comeback for the Steelers in Jacksonville; a huge swing in playoff chances in the NFC East; and two wins for road underdogs from the AFC West. Also: adventures in Buccaneers quarterbacking, Week 11 edition.

75 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2018, 7:54pm by yavimaya_eldred

Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes: November 16, 2018
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The Week in Quotes: November 16, 2018

This week: vengeance, abandonment, danger, lip syncing, moustaches, sad farewells, petty theft, undying hope, strange decisions to punt, and ketchup.

10 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2018, 3:07pm by LionInAZ

Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Farewell, 49ers
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Word of Muth: Farewell, 49ers

San Francisco has fallen out of the playoff race, which means this will be the last time they appear in Word of Muth this year -- which is too bad, because between scheme, talent, and execution, they were one of the better offensive lines in the league this season.

3 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2018, 2:17pm by mrt1212

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: GB-SEA
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Clutch Encounters: GB-SEA

The Packers and Seahawks bring drama back to Thursday Night Football. Were those really catches by the Seahawks, and what are these numbers that Mike McCarthy is going by to punt the ball away with one timeout?

28 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2018, 2:47pm by big10freak

Stat Analysis

Introducing Total Points
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Introducing Total Points

Alex Vigderman of Sports Info Solutions introduces Total Points, a tool for player evaluation. Like DVOA, it starts with play-by-play data, but then it adds charting information to more accurately measure the contributions of each player on the field. And it will tell you that Matt Ryan has been the NFL's best quarterback for several years now.

6 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2018, 10:28am by 3cardmonty