Founder of Football Outsiders
Creator of DVOA and DYAR
Compared to Bill James by The New York Times Magazine, and attributed as a “founding father of football analytics” by The Ringer, AARON SCHATZis the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders. Aaron is also the creator of most of the original statistical methods (DVOA, DYAR) used in NFL analysis on this website, as well as Lead Writer, Editor, and Statistician on the book series Football Outsiders Almanac (published since 2009). He also writes for ESPN.com and ESPN+, and appears weekly during the NFL season on the Off The Charts podcast. During the 2011 season, he was a regular panelist on the ESPN2 show Numbers Never Lie. Before Football Outsiders, Aaron spent five years as a radio host at WBRU Providence and WKRO Daytona Beach, and three years as the writer and producer of the Lycos 50, the Internet's foremost authority on the people, places, and things that are searched online. He has written on sports, politics, and taxes for a number of publications including The New Republic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Slate, The American Prospect, and the Boston Phoenix. Aaron resides in Worcester, Massachusetts and yes, is a New England Patriots fan.
Our Week 5 show begins with a discussion of the Tennessee Titans COVID situation, then we preview big games from Week 5 including Indianapolis-Cleveland, Las Vegas-Kansas City, and Dallas against the New York Giants. (Click for audio link.)
Here we go with the rescheduling of Week 5 games due to COVID. First up, the Broncos-Patriots game in New England will be played on Monday afternoon/evening at 5:05 Eastern instead of as a 4:25pm Eastern kickoff on Sunday.
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The introduction of opponent adjustments scrambles our ratings a bit, with Tampa Bay emerging as a surprising, balanced No. 1 team. Kansas City, Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Green Bay round out the top five.
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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for this week's game with Kansas City. The league has postponed the game indefinitely. It is likely to be played Tuesday but additional positive tests would probably postpone it further.
Our latest ESPN+ feature looks at the Patriots offense. Early on, this year's Patriots are just as efficient as the recent Brady offenses, even more efficient than some years. But how they're getting there is very different thanks to the strengths and skills of Cam Newton.
Our Week 4 show starts with a little talk about the situation with the New York Jets, then it is on to Week 4 game previews: Buffalo at Las Vegas, New Orleans at Detroit, Philadelphia at San Francisco, and New England at Kansas City. (Click for audio link.)