Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Dec 2017, 10:29am by Vincent Verhei

Week 14 Open Game Discussion

Let's be honest: we have reached the point in the season where a lot of games are pretty pointless. But the games that are relevant have a lot on the line.

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47 comments, Last at 7:52pm by justanothersteve

06 Dec 2017, 05:30pm by Vincent Verhei

Commissioner Goodell Signs Five-Year Extension

The 2017 NFL season has been most famous for political protests; on-again, off-again domestic violence suspensions; and most recently, exceedingly violent behavior and safety concerns. For all that chaos, however, the league is still clearly making boatloads of money, because today they extended commissioner Roger Goodell to a five-year contract worth up to $200 million. That's $40 million per year; for comparison's sake, the league's highest-paid player, Matthew Stafford, will average about $26 million per year over the course of his contract.

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50 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2017, 5:58am by Bright Blue Shorts

04 Dec 2017, 09:51pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 13 Quick Reads

It's time to admit we were all wrong about Josh McCown and the New York Jets. But really, how could any of us have seen this coming?

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40 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2017, 4:48am by Vincent Verhei

04 Dec 2017, 04:27pm by Vincent Verhei

Rob Gronkowski Suspended One Game

The NFL has suspended New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for one game following his late hit to a prone, defenseless Tre'Davious White during Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Gronkowski will miss next Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins. He has appealed the suspension. Video of the hit is available here.

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239 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2017, 10:42pm by MC2

03 Dec 2017, 02:43pm by Vincent Verhei

College Football Playoff: Clemson-Alabama, Oklahoma-Georgia

Three spots were obvious, one was up for debate, but the College Football Playoff field is set: the No. 1 Clemson Tigers will face the No. 4 Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl, and the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners will play the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl on January 1.

It will be a moot point by then, but it will still be interesting to see how the FEI ratings view Alabama and the Ohio State Buckeyes when we gather that data later in the week.

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12 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2017, 2:51pm by FrontRunningPhinsFan

01 Dec 2017, 04:54pm by Vincent Verhei

The Week In Quotes: December 1, 2017

Everyone's got an opinion on the Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning. Nobody seems to think it was a good idea.

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8 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2017, 2:36pm by Steve in WI

30 Nov 2017, 08:35pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 13 Open Game Discussion

Week 13 kicks off with Washington playing Dallas tonight in the "Winner Gets Back to .500" Bowl. Big Sunday games include Vikings at Falcons, Patriots at Bills, Panthers at Saints, and the night game between Philadelphia and Seattle. The Monday nighter pits Pittsburgh against Cincinnati. Use this game to discuss them all!

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105 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2017, 4:28am by Jerry

30 Nov 2017, 03:12pm by Vincent Verhei

Josh Gordon to Start for Browns Against Chargers

For the first time since December of 2014, Josh Gordon is going to play in an NFL football game. Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson has announced that Gordon will start (!) at wide receiver this Sunday when the Browns take on the Los Angeles Chargers.

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27 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2017, 2:37pm by Richie

28 Nov 2017, 04:44pm by Vincent Verhei

Giants Benching Eli Manning

Eli Manning has started 210 consecutive regular-season games, the second-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history behind Brett Favre's 297. He will not start a 211th consecutive game, though. The Giants announced on Tuesday that Geno Smith will start at quarterback against the Oakland Raiders. They said they will use the next five games to evaluate Smith and Davis Webb, a third-round rookie out of California, though they did not say that Webb will play this week.

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121 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2017, 9:11pm by Alternator

27 Nov 2017, 10:25pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 12 Quick Reads

There will be a lot of debate come awards season, but one thing is perfectly clear: New Orleans' Alvin Kamara should be the Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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91 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2017, 1:25pm by Will Allen