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Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes: November 2, 2018
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The Week in Quotes: November 2, 2018

It's Halloween, which means tricks at the trade deadline, treats of players in costume, and another horror show in Cleveland.

24 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2018, 1:58pm by jtr

Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Throwing in the Towel
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Word of Muth: Throwing in the Towel

A bad loss to Seattle and the trade of Golden Tate seem to have signaled the end of the competitive portion of Detroit's season. Ben Muth shows that the offensive line is not the cause of the Lions' struggles -- but it's not likely to be the solution, either.

8 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2018, 5:39pm by Roadspike

7th Day Adventure

Seventh Day Adventure: Week 10
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Seventh Day Adventure: Week 10

Yes, Georgia-Kentucky, West Virginia-Texas, and Penn State-Michigan are all critical conference matchups. But all eyes will be on Baton Rouge, where the Alabama Crimson Tide face their first stiff test this season against Joe Burrow and LSU.

Film Room

Film Room: Carson Wentz
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Film Room: Carson Wentz

The Eagles quarterback's numbers are way down from those of his 2017 MVP-caliber campaign, but Derrik Klassen shows he is still doing amazing things -- and the personnel moves Philadelphia made this week could help him in many ways.

4 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2018, 1:05pm by phillyangst

FEI Ratings

FEI Week 9 Ratings and Garbage Time
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FEI Week 9 Ratings and Garbage Time

Thanks to the scoring of playmakers such as wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, the Alabama Crimson Tide have yet to play a meaningful fourth quarter this season. Brian Fremeau looks at which teams have most frequently been playing in garbage time in the analysis of his latest college football rankings.

2 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2018, 5:10pm by Brian Fremeau

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Livin' on a Prayer
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Scramble for the Ball: Livin' on a Prayer

Once upon a time, not so long ago, Bryan and Andrew made some preseason predictions as to the major award winners in the 2018 season. With half the season gone by, they're down on their luck. It's tough. So tough.

12 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2018, 6:38am by Mr Shush

DVOA Ratings

Week 8 DVOA Ratings
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Week 8 DVOA Ratings

The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams still are on top of our DVOA ratings, but this week the Chiefs pass the Rams as our new Super Bowl favorite. The reasons? Schedule strength, fumble recovery luck, and the presence of the best first-year starting quarterback in NFL history.

98 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2018, 3:50pm by mehllageman56

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 8
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Clutch Encounters: Week 8

The Rams remain perfect halfway through after surviving some pressure from Green Bay. Also: Luck's first comeback win since 2016, last dance for the Jaguars, Robo QB in KC, and no one circles the wagons for a close blowout like the Buffalo Bills.

11 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2018, 12:00pm by Damon

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday: Seahawks over Lions
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Any Given Sunday: Seahawks over Lions

Tom Cable is gone, the Seahawks are catching ridiculous passes, and the Lions have a wildly inconsistent offense!

8 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2018, 2:35pm by tictoc

Quick Reads

Week 8 Quick Reads
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Week 8 Quick Reads

You won't find many quarterbacks who mix good plays and bad plays as frequently as Jameis Winston, which is why he has been benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick -- but that may not matter, because Fitzpatrick tends to run hot and cold himself. We explain, and detail the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 8.

70 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2018, 6:25pm by Vincent Verhei