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Snap-Weighted Age: 2018 NFL Rosters
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Snap-Weighted Age: 2018 NFL Rosters

The oldest team in the league ended up winning it all last year, but 2018 saw a significant breakdown in the relationship between age and success.

1 comment, Last at 19 Apr 2019, 9:27am by RickD
Failed Completions 2018
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Failed Completions 2018

2018 saw some record-breaking performances in the field of failed completions. Learn about Nick Foles: King of the Dink-and-Dunk; the golden arms of the Buccaneers quarterbacks; and the empty calories that comprised Stefon Diggs' statline.

7 comments, Last at 07 Apr 2019, 4:48pm by Bryan Knowles
Scramble for the Ball: An AAF Football-Like Substance
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Scramble for the Ball: An AAF Football-Like Substance

The AAF is halfway through it's inaugural season! Bryan and Cale argue about the league's future, point out their favorite rising stars, and wonder if anyone will catch the Apollos.

29 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2019, 9:18pm by Jerry
Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

Four Downs wraps up with a look at the AFC West. The Chiefs need a half-dozen new defensive starters, the Broncos and Chargers need to revamp their offensive lines, and the Raiders need to turn the Khalil Mack trade into the next Khalil Mack.

2 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2019, 8:58am by cstoos
Speed Score 2019
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Speed Score 2019

An underwhelming class of running back prospects puts up a record-low combine performance.

22 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2019, 11:50pm by lightsout85
Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

Our look at the biggest holes on each NFL roster begins in the east, where New York and Washington need passers, while Dallas and Philadelphia need coverage help.

18 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2019, 1:02pm by Harris
AAF Season Preview
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AAF Season Preview

The Alliance of American Football kicks off this weekend, with eight teams vying to be the inaugural champions. For now, the league's biggest stars are the coaches, including Rick Neuheisel, Mike Singletary, and Steve Spurrier

42 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2019, 10:23am by TimK
New York Jets Hire Adam Gase to Coach

New York Jets Hire Adam Gase to Coach

Adam Gase to coach New York Jets

37 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2019, 7:04am by BJR
Packers Fire Head Coach Mike McCarthy

Packers Fire Head Coach Mike McCarthy

The Green Bay Packers fire Mike McCarthy after 13 years as head coach

47 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2018, 10:41pm by theslothook
Buccaneers Fire Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith

Buccaneers Fire Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith

The Buccaneers are the first team to make a coordinator change in 2018.

6 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2018, 11:05am by Theo