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.
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.
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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.
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.