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Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

Our look at the biggest holes on each NFL roster begins in the east, where New York and Washington need passers, while Dallas and Philadelphia need coverage help.

18 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2019, 1:02pm by Harris

Futures

Futures: Dwayne Haskins
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Futures: Dwayne Haskins

When the Ohio State offense was clicking last year, Haskins looked great -- but when things broke down, he looked like a different quarterback. Nonetheless, Derrik Klassen says that for all his flaws, Haskins is still the safest quarterback prospect in this year's draft.

Ramblings

2018 Football Outsiders Awards
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2018 Football Outsiders Awards

The Patriots won another Super Bowl. The Rams led the league in wins and nearly brought a championship to Los Angeles. The Chiefs had the MVP. But it's the Indianapolis Colts who dominated our year-end awards, as voted on by you, the readers

35 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2019, 5:36pm by cstoos

Ramblings

AAF Season Preview
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AAF Season Preview

The Alliance of American Football kicks off this weekend, with eight teams vying to be the inaugural champions. For now, the league's biggest stars are the coaches, including Rick Neuheisel, Mike Singletary, and Steve Spurrier

42 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2019, 10:23am by TimK

Week in Quotes

The Week In Quotes: February 8, 2019
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The Week In Quotes: February 8, 2019

The Patriots won the Super Bowl on Sunday and have basically been partying non-stop ever since.

3 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2019, 11:11pm by herewegobrowniesherewego

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Preseason Prediction Review
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Scramble for the Ball: Preseason Prediction Review

After a THRILLING Super Bowl, Bryan and Andrew revisit their preseason projections to take their lumps and receive their proper glory. Le'Veon Bell was the MVP, right?

12 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2019, 11:56am by Digit

DVOA Ratings

Super Bowl LIII DVOA/Quick Reads
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Super Bowl LIII DVOA/Quick Reads

The Patriots have one of their best Super Bowl performances by DVOA, and one of the top defensive Super Bowls we've tracked. As you can imagine, all that defense also means the Quick Reads totals are pretty negative, unless you happened to win Super Bowl MVP.

68 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2019, 8:30pm by Will Allen

Audibles

Super Bowl LIII Audibles
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Super Bowl LIII Audibles

The NFL's highest-scoring season ever ends with a whimper, not a bang. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick win their sixth rings, Julian Edelman wins the MVP, and Wade Phillips wins respect, but the Rams offense fails to show up.

233 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2019, 1:08pm by bravehoptoad

Game Previews

Super Bowl LIII Preview
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Super Bowl LIII Preview

Two teams with very strong offensive lines, a lot of play-action passes, and trouble stopping the run. Youth will take on experience, both at the quarterback position and the head coach position. The closest Super Bowl matchup we've ever measured using weighted DVOA. Where does each team have an advantage when the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII?

74 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2019, 3:49pm by Alternator

Week in Quotes

The Week In Quotes: February 1, 2019
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The Week In Quotes: February 1, 2019

It's Media Week at the Super Bowl, including quotes about Tom Brady's decline (or lack thereof); potential retirements in New England's future; the fate of former Georgia running backs; and the problems besetting the Pittsburgh Steelers. Plus, questions on cats, math, and suites from a very special interviewer.

1 comment, Last at 02 Feb 2019, 1:10pm by Theo