Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Apr 2017, 11:30am by Vincent Verhei

Offensive Line Continuity Scores 2016

In a year when chaos was the only constant on offensive lines across the league, Atlanta's ummatched stability was the key to a Super Bowl run.

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12 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2017, 9:33pm by Bobman

23 Mar 2017, 03:44pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Gives Blandino Final Say On Replays

The NFL is changing the way it handles instant replay reviews. Say goodbye to shots of on-field officials dipping their heads under hoods to look at monitors. Instead, all replays will be viewed in the NFL's offices in New York, and Senior Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino will have final say on all replay calls.

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11 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2017, 8:22pm by Alexander

09 Mar 2017, 08:20pm by Vincent Verhei

Washington Fires Scot McCloughan

In a sad story, one of the NFL's best talent evaluators has been fired by his third team in the past eight years due to his ongoing struggles with alcoholism.

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43 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2017, 10:30pm by justanothersteve

28 Feb 2017, 01:41pm by Vincent Verhei

Four Downs: NFC East

Dallas needs help in the secondary (as usual), the Giants need running backs, and Philadelphia needs receivers. As for Washington... well, that's complicated.

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15 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2017, 8:17pm by Raiderjoe

24 Feb 2017, 04:22pm by Vincent Verhei

NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices to 16 Clubs

The NFL has announced the compensatory picks in the 2017 draft based on 2016 free agency losses. Big winners this year are the Bengals, Browns, Broncos, and Chiefs, who get four extra draft picks each. The Seahawks also deserve notice -- they only get two compensatory picks, but both are in the third round. They are the only team with two third-rounders.

Starting this year, compensatory picks can also be traded, so this is potentially a big story for all teams.

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7 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2017, 2:22pm by Noah Arkadia

13 Feb 2017, 02:04pm by Vincent Verhei

2016 Football Outsiders Awards

It's our annual list of the best, the worst, and the most unforgettable, as voted by you, the readers. 2016 was a great year for the Patriots, the Falcons, the Cowboys, and Tecmo Bo nostalgia.

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76 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2017, 1:20pm by MaineRaider

01 Feb 2017, 06:35pm by Vincent Verhei

Your 2017 Super Bowl Box Odds

Do you like to play in football box pools, especially in the Super Bowl? Are you curious about how the NFL's rule changes on extra points (both kicks and two-point attempts) are changing typical final scores? Good news! Greg Guglielmo at Eldo.co has researched the answers to those exact questions, and put together graphs that show just how weird scores have been in the past two years compared to prior seasons.

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2 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2017, 12:21pm by ChrisS

31 Jan 2017, 01:46pm by Vincent Verhei

QR Bonus: Keys To Beating New England

It was difficult to find New England's weaknesses this year, but Atlanta's best bet is likely to test the depth of the Patriots secondary.

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19 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2017, 3:59pm by nat

25 Jan 2017, 11:14pm by Vincent Verhei

The Difference Between the 4-3 and the 3-4 Fronts

Many of our readers are familiar with the differences between the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses, and the variations of those fronts you'll see across the NFL. but many are not.

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6 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2017, 9:15pm by Vincent Verhei

24 Jan 2017, 01:23pm by Vincent Verhei

QR Bonus: Keys To Beating Atlanta

We look back at Atlanta's worst games this year to see what weaknesses New England might exploit. Those weaknesses include pretty much everyone on defense, but is there a secret to stopping the Falcons offense?

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53 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2017, 9:21pm by Damon