Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Jan 2018, 01:54pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: Championship QBs Under Pressure

At FiveThirtyEight, I did a mini-preview of championship weekend by looking at how the quarterbacks fared under pressure this season, and how these defenses could be a problem for them. Case Keenum and Tom Brady led all quarterbacks in QBR under pressure this season, but things may not be as easy for Nick Foles and Blake Bortles.

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19 Jan 2018, 01:52pm by Scott Kacsmar

NFC Championship Preview 2018

Somebody has to Jeff Hostetler their way into Super Bowl LII. Will it be the Eagles, with a tenacious defense and home-field advantage? Or will it be the Vikings, who've gotten a better performance (and more of it) from backup-turned-MVP candidate Case Keenum?

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24 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2018, 10:34pm by MC2

15 Jan 2018, 03:23pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round

Stefon Diggs saves the Vikings after one of the greatest touchdowns in NFL history. Also: Atlanta's horrific red zone sequence, and Pittsburgh's odd history of high-scoring playoff losses.

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23 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2018, 8:03pm by t.d.

12 Jan 2018, 12:18pm by Scott Kacsmar

AFC Divisional Round Playoff Preview 2018

On Saturday night, Marcus Mariota and the Titans become the latest team to seek an upset in Foxborough. Sunday morning, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers look to avenge their worst loss of the season.

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27 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2018, 1:56pm by JMM

11 Jan 2018, 10:47am by Scott Kacsmar

ALEX: 2017 Season Review

A familiar face finishes on top, and again we find a star rookie at the bottom. Can Mitchell Trubisky undergo a Jared Goff transformation? Also: the best third-down defense of this era, and the unit that couldn't pressure anyone to force the ball short.

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7 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2018, 12:52pm by MilkmanDanimal

10 Jan 2018, 03:55pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Divisional Round DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, our final fantasy column of the season looks at DFS matchups for the divisional round. Some of our favorite plays include Case Keenum, Dion Lewis, Alshon Jeffery, and Kyle Rudolph. We also like one of Pittsburgh's three stars far more than the other two.

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2 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2018, 3:06pm by Scott Kacsmar

08 Jan 2018, 04:02pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Wild Card

The latest Kansas City playoff loss at home ("The Forward Progress Game") is the worst yet. Also: Sean Payton brings us back to fourth-and-2 memories, and a Nathan Peterman interception ends Buffalo's season.

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29 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2018, 10:15pm by eagle97a

05 Jan 2018, 08:43pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: 12 Playoff Teams Are Enough for the NFL

The Bills and Titans are in the playoffs, which might be enough of an argument itself to not expand the playoffs. But we looked at DVOA since 2002 to see that playoff expansion wouldn't be a good idea.

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43 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2018, 1:26am by RickD

05 Jan 2018, 12:54pm by Scott Kacsmar

AFC Wild-Card Playoff Preview 2018

The playoffs begin with the Chiefs and Alex Smith hosting Marcus Mariota and the Titans. Action continues on Sunday, as either the Bills or Jaguars will get their first playoff win in a long, long time.

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2 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2018, 3:45am by JoeyHarringtonReigns

04 Jan 2018, 02:38am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Wild Card DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite DFS matchups for the wild-card round include Alex Smith, Alvin Kamara, Keelan Cole, and Delanie Walker.

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