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Audibles at the Line: Week 8
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Audibles at the Line: Week 8

Between prospective playoff previews in Minnesota and Los Angeles, two teams scrapping for potential wild-card tiebreakers in Detroit, and the race for the No. 1 pick in Arizona, the NFC was the place to be in Week 8. Also, London action and a second helping of FITZMAGIC.

109 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2018, 5:34pm by yavimaya_eldred

Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes: October 26, 2018
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The Week in Quotes: October 26, 2018

This week: songs that turn Jon Gruden on, World Series indifference, old grudges, new grudges, quarterbacks who don't deserve their salaries (or in some cases their jobs), missed extra points, and everyone's got lottery fever.

5 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2018, 11:12am by nottom

Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Cool Design, Awful Execution
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Word of Muth: Cool Design, Awful Execution

The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of interesting design in their offensive scheme, but poor execution keeps getting in the way. Well, that and Aaron Donald, who gets in the way of every offense he faces.

6 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2018, 11:32am by Joseph

7th Day Adventure

Seventh Day Adventure: Week 9
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Seventh Day Adventure: Week 9

Georgia! Florida! The world's largest outdoor cocktail party! And other games.

Film Room

Film Room: Vikings Defense
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Film Room: Vikings Defense

Minnesota's biggest problems this season have been a failure to cover running backs and prevent explosive pass plays -- which sounds like bad news for this weekend's game against Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and the Saints.

13 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2018, 12:59am by NUCLEES

FEI Ratings

FEI Week 8 Ratings and Adjusted Possession Advantage
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FEI Week 8 Ratings and Adjusted Possession Advantage

Brian Fremeau returns with some updates and modifications to his college football ratings. What's the difference between looking at teams over the season as a whole and looking at them one game at a time? And have Justice Hill and Oklahoma State really been that bad at ball control?

11 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2018, 11:25am by Chappy

Scramble

Scramble: Where In The World Should We Move San Diego?
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Scramble: Where In The World Should We Move San Diego?

With the Chargers struggling to draw in Los Angeles, Bryan and Andrew sneak around the world from Kiev to Carolina trying to find them a new place to call home.

81 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2018, 10:15pm by Michael.Edits

DVOA Ratings

Week 7 DVOA Ratings
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Week 7 DVOA Ratings

The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams remain on top of the DVOA ratings, far ahead of the rest of the league. But below these top teams, there's a lot of movement up and down. What on earth are the Denver Broncos doing at No. 5? We explain. Plus: Buffalo is now the worst offense in DVOA history.

45 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2018, 11:53am by tkinsman9

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 7
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Clutch Encounters: Week 7

The NFC East is for sale while the NFC South goes 4-0. Even Atlanta held another lead. Also: Mike Vrabel's London call, the history of "two-or-die" conversions, Justin Tucker's human moment, and Chicago's Hail Mary to the 1-yard line.

4 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2018, 1:25pm by andrew

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday: Panthers over Eagles
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Any Given Sunday: Panthers over Eagles

Can the Eagles run the clock -- or anything -- out? Would you believe that conservative coaching led to a close game even though the Panthers were much better than the score indicated in the first place?

6 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2018, 10:26am by Ryan D.