Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Feb 2018, 12:45pm by Scott Kacsmar

Failed Completions 2017

2017 was indeed The Year of the Failed Completion. This is the stat where Joe Flacco stands out, but not in a good way. Also: a most conservative rookie, weird splits for Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, and more Jarvis Landry shortcomings.

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19 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2018, 4:19pm by The Ninjalectual

08 Feb 2018, 03:18pm by Scott Kacsmar

Postseason QB Stats: 2017 Update

Nick Foles channeled his inner Joe Montana and Jeff Hostetler for one of the best, most improbable playoff runs of the DVOA era. Tom Brady also saw his best postseason not result in a ring, which has been common in his career.

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22 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2018, 10:33pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

05 Feb 2018, 04:10pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Super Bowl LII

There were air yards. There were rushing yards. There were QB receiving yards. There were more yards in Super Bowl LII than in any other game in NFL history. The 2017 season ends like it began: with New England's defense getting destroyed.

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45 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2018, 3:09am by Jerry

03 Feb 2018, 09:23pm by Scott Kacsmar

NFL Honors and 2018 Hall of Fame Class Announced

The NFL unveils its latest award winners and the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

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38 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2018, 2:01am by The Ninjalectual

02 Feb 2018, 02:52pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: Sneaky Stats That Could Decide Super Bowl LII

At FiveThirtyEight, we looked at a few more stats to keep in mind for this Super Bowl, including New England's No. 1 ranking in weighted DVOA, its No. 31 ranking in defensive DVOA for the season, how Tom Brady has been dealing with pressure as he's gotten older, and how the game script has gotten so familiar in New England Super Bowls.

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7 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2018, 5:06pm by ChrisS

26 Jan 2018, 02:43pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: The Experience Required to Beat the Patriots

A look at one of the more unique splits in NFL history: the Patriots are 15-0 in the playoffs against new opponents, but 12-9 in rematches in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era.

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3 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2018, 11:54am by FireSnake

22 Jan 2018, 04:38pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: AFC Championship Game

Jacksonville tried to steal the show, but the Patriots reminded us that quarterbacks are still the main attraction in the NFL. You can't hide them, but you have to protect them late in games. The Patriots did so again to pull off another fourth-quarter comeback.

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92 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2018, 10:20am by Anon Ymous

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.