I'd like to thank Vegas for making the No. 1 team in DVOA three-point underdogs this week, making our Upset Watch choice fairly easy. The Rams have more rest and the 49ers have more injuries, but it's still easy to see a path to a San Francisco victory.
3 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2019, 07:12am by Cogitus
The San Francisco 49ers move into the No. 1 spot with one of the greatest four-game starts in DVOA history. Meanwhile, the No. 2 Patriots are still having one of the greatest five-game starts in DVOA history. And the rest of the league is far, far, far behind the top two teams.
This week's ESPN Upset Watch looks at the two worst teams in the league that aren't the Miami Dolphins. But there's a surprisingly large gap between what the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals have done so far, and suggests the Cardinals could get their first win this week in Cincinnati.
2 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2019, 08:22pm by Kotzash Mutual
This week's Off The Charts podcast looks at last week's NESSIS conference, the New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports. Plus previews of Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Baltimore at Pittsburgh, and Green Bay at Dallas.
This week's ESPN feature looks at the best defensive starts in the history of DVOA. The New England Patriots weren't the only team to take advantage of some bad competition early, but the rest of these teams continued to play excellent defensive football all year.
Bill Bidwill, owner of the Arizona Cardinals, passed away this morning at the age of 88. The Bidwill family has owned the Cardinals since 1932, with Bill in charge since 1972. He's the one responsible for moving the team from St. Louis to Arizona in 1988.
1 comment, Last at 05 Oct 2019, 02:45pm by justanothersteve
The Patriots defense is still historically great, but their offense is not. The Dolphins are still historically bad on both sides of the ball. Plus: Is Tampa Bay ... good? And introducing FO's September stars for Madden Ultimate Team.
Recency bias tells us the Tennessee Titans are a bad team. But they're actually an average team, with a slightly below-average opponent this week, the Atlanta Falcons. Cover Watch looks at Detroit trying to take advantage of the Kansas City defense to keep up with the Kansas City offense.