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Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: From the Ashes
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Word of Muth: From the Ashes

After a very slow start to the year, the Falcons have won three in a row to get back to .500. Offensive line expert Ben Muth shows how the offensive line led the way to Atlanta's biggest win of the year.

3 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2018, 11:11am by Alex51

7th Day Adventure

Seventh Day Adventure: Week 11
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Seventh Day Adventure: Week 11

Kyler Murray squaring off with Justice Hill in Bedlam is the headline rivalry game of the week, while other major games include Ohio State-Michigan State, Penn State-Wisconsin, and Texas-Texas Tech.

1 comment, Last at 12 Dec 2018, 8:08am by maltimehra

Film Room

Film Room: Atlanta's Offense
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Film Room: Atlanta's Offense

Don't look now, but Matt Ryan's on fire, Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones are getting open, Steve Sarkisian is making things easier for everyone, and the Falcons are playing their best football since the first half of Super Bowl LI.

6 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2018, 8:58am by Dales

FEI Ratings

FEI Week 10 Ratings and Team Types
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FEI Week 10 Ratings and Team Types

After feasting on cupcakes all season, Irv Smith and Alabama finally got hold of the main course ... and they devoured LSU 29-0. There's no doubt that the Crimson Tide are the best team in the land, but what has happened to college football's upper middle class? Brian Fremeau investigates.

1 comment, Last at 08 Nov 2018, 4:58pm by RevBackjoy

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Loser League Results
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Scramble for the Ball: Loser League Results

Bryan and Andrew look back at the first half of the season to reveal our Loser League Part I winners! No, they're not all Buffalo Bills ... just mostly.

14 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2018, 7:41pm by Lost Ti-Cats Fan

DVOA Ratings

Week 9 DVOA Ratings
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Week 9 DVOA Ratings

The Chiefs hit the DVOA sweet spot against Cleveland on Sunday, shooting their ratings up so they now rank among the best teams ever in both offensive and total team DVOA after nine weeks. The Patriots, Falcons, and 49ers also rise this week.

58 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2018, 3:38pm by Richie

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 9
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Clutch Encounters: Week 9

Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady hand off to running backs (pseudo and real) with varying results. Also: Drew Brees is the 1972 Dolphins' favorite quarterback, the Chargers hang on again, Sam Darnold epitomizes the AFC East QB struggle, and why are coaches losing their minds vs. Bill O'Brien?

19 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2018, 7:56pm by Lost Ti-Cats Fan

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday: Saints over Rams
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Any Given Sunday: Saints over Rams

The Big Easy was exactly that for both offenses, but what did we learn about the New Orleans and Los Angeles defenses that could matter going forward?

16 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2018, 4:29pm by BobbyDazzler

Quick Reads

Week 9 Quick Reads
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Week 9 Quick Reads

Our staff of tape-grinding analysts, computer whizzes, and dedicated wordsmiths bring you the kind of cutting-edge commentary you won't find anywhere else: Nathan Peterman is really bad at football. Not the worst this particular week, but still. Really bad.

57 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2018, 6:26pm by Vincent Verhei

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 9
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Audibles at the Line: Week 9

A series of blowouts in the early window gives way to three tight contests in the afternoon, including a Game of the Year contender in New Orleans. Your Audibles crew discusses another bad, bad day for the Bills offense; an historic day for the Vikings pass rush; and another dynamic offensive show in Carolina.

157 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2018, 6:06pm by ClavisRa