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FO Mailbag: The Mark of Zastudil

Where does Dave Zastudil's performance in Week 2 stand among the great moments in punting history? (Click to read more.)

10 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2008, 8:42am by pawnking

ESPN Numbers Crunching: Week 3

Here's this week's look at various interesting Football Outsiders statistics related to the upcoming slate of games, now combining some 2008 numbers (small sample size caveat applies, of course) with numbers from last season.

10 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2008, 4:37am by hector

In Name of Fashion, Embracing a Trend

Finally, an explanation for the whole "I wear wristbands on my arms" phenomenon: They make your biceps look big. Wow, let's hear it for vanity! (Free registration required)

4 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2008, 3:47pm by B

Bob Sanders Out 4-6 Weeks

You didn't think he could go two seasons without an injury, did you? Man, the Colts are hurting bad. Theory: The Colts' myriad offensive line injuries, combined with the injury to Sanders, are worse than the Patriots losing Tom Brady. OK, discuss.

13 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2008, 1:58am by Anonymous
Week 2 DVOA Ratings
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Week 2 DVOA Ratings

Giants fans, have you long awaited the day when Football Outsiders would give your team the proper respect? That day is here, as Big Blue tops the DVOA ratings after two weeks.

136 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2008, 11:08am by Sid

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Hurricane Moves Texans-Ravens to Monday

Just to let people know: Because of Hurricane Ike, the Baltimore at Houston game has been rescheduled for Monday night at 8:30pm EDT. It will not be a shared broadcast with ESPN -- instead, CBS will show it in the markets that were supposed to get Baltimore-Houston this weekend anyway.

17 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2008, 6:10pm by JerseyDP

Distant Replay

Mark Bowden, author of The Best Game Ever, breaks down film of the classic 1958 Giants-Colts NFL Championship with Eagles head coach Andy Reid. Hat tip to reader Andrew Byler.

16 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2008, 7:14am by tom

2008 Quick Reads: Week 1

Here's the first Quick Reads featuring YAR and EYds. (That's right, the folks who didn't like the name "Equivalent Yards (EqYds)" won -- the name will be changed on all the sheets to "Effective Yards" in the next few days.) Sorry this is so late, we're still getting used to our ESPN filing schedule. As a bonus, it includes both Monday Night games.

84 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2008, 5:32pm by Scott C.

Week 1 DVOA Ratings

DVOA is back for 2008, and all shall hail Philadelphia and... Atlanta? Yes, there is a reason you can't take these seriously after just one week. Luckily, our friend DAVE is back too.

114 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2008, 12:06pm by atsmith