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Clutch Encounters: Week 1
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Clutch Encounters: Week 1

Week 1 was highlighted by an Aaron Rodgers-led comeback unlike any other. Where did the Bears go wrong? Also: Cleveland ties, the longest game ever, Andrew Luck's return spoiled, and the Patriots never lose at home with a touchdown lead after halftime.

9 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2018, 9:57am by nat
Scott Kacsmar's Full 2018 NFL Predictions

Scott Kacsmar's Full 2018 NFL Predictions

Scott Kacsmar shares his full predictions for the 2018 NFL season.

2 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2018, 2:27pm by barf
Clutch Encounters: ATL-PHI
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Clutch Encounters: ATL-PHI

It's a new season, but the Falcons and Eagles looked a lot like they did in January. We break down the latest red zone failures for the Falcons, Darren Sproles' huge effort in his return, one-man army wideouts, and how did the new rules look in Game 1?

8 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2018, 11:43pm by TGT
Carson Wentz and the ACL Return Timetable
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Carson Wentz and the ACL Return Timetable

Carson Wentz may not be ready for Week 1 after tearing his ACL in Week 14 last year. We look through our injury database to see just what a reasonable timetable of return is for one of the game's most serious injuries. Also: how have the other 2017 starters with torn ACLs been used this preseason?

8 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2018, 6:55am by fyo
SITE NEWS: FO Seeks Interns for Injury Database

SITE NEWS: FO Seeks Interns for Injury Database

We are looking to hire two interns to work on the injury database for the 2018 NFL season.

2017 DVOA by Routes: Defense
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2017 DVOA by Routes: Defense

On which route did Jalen Ramsey make quarterbacks look trashiest? How good were the Super Bowl champion Eagles? Also: major déjà vu for New England, and a look at the trade-off between touchdowns and interceptions for each route.

5 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2018, 1:38pm by Zach Jackson
2017 DVOA by Routes: Quarterbacks
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2017 DVOA by Routes: Quarterbacks

Why isn't there more route variation for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay? Was Eli Manning still washed up on the most common routes in 2017? And we offer solutions for Jameis Winston's vertical woes and the right kind of fade for Derek Carr.

3 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2018, 9:13pm by greybeard
ESPN: The Best and Worst QBs at Everything
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ESPN: The Best and Worst QBs at Everything

OK, not quite everything, but we've got six lists here that go over how quarterbacks did in different metrics in 2017. Included: the best and worst quarterbacks by EPA added compared to the rest of their team -- with Alex Smith surprisingly high -- the most and least accurate quarterbacks based on pass distances, and the most and least aggressive quarterbacks on third downs.

2017 DVOA by Routes: Receivers
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2017 DVOA by Routes: Receivers

Our intro to DVOA by routes focuses on receivers. Which wideout was the best at the game's two most common routes? Also: an argument in favor of the fade, how the Dolphins should replace Jarvis Landry's screens, and T.Y. Hilton's wacky 2017.

4 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2018, 4:09am by Theo
Scott Kacsmar on The Athletic Bears Podcast

Scott Kacsmar on The Athletic Bears Podcast

Kevin Fishbain from The Athletic Chicago talks to Scott Kacsmar about Mitchell Trubisky, Matt Nagy, and the Chicago Bears chapter in Football Outsiders Almanac 2018.