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Week 15 Open Game Discussion
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Week 15 Open Game Discussion

The biggest game of the week is on Thursday night. With a win, Kansas City can all but wrap up home-field advantage in the AFC -- but with a loss, they open the door a crack for the L.A. Chargers to slip past them and win the AFC West. We've got a pair of Saturday games (Texans-Jets and Browns-Broncos); critical Sunday games such as Cowboys-Colts, Dolphins-Vikings, and Patriots-Steelers; and finally the Saints and Panthers on Monday night. Use this thread to discuss them all.

46 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2018, 11:47am by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Week 14 Open Game Discussion
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Week 14 Open Game Discussion

The biggest games of the week are Philadelphia-Dallas and Minnesota-Seattle, where the Cowboys and Seahawks can all but clinch playoff berths with wins, but could be in rough shape with losses, while the Eagles and Vikings are both fighting for their lives. Other games with playoff implications include the Jags and Titans on Thursday night, and Colts-Texans, Ravens-Chiefs, Patriots-Dolphins, and Rams-Bears contests on Sunday. Use this thread to discuss them all.

153 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2018, 6:55am by umuddafadda
ESPN: Ultimate NFL Betting Preview: Best Bets For All 32 Teams
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ESPN: Ultimate NFL Betting Preview: Best Bets For All 32 Teams

Up now at ESPN+: We worked with noted NFL handicapper Warren Sharp to cover the best bets for every team in the league. Which teams will go over their Vegas projections, which will go under, and which should you avoid? And who are the best value picks to make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl?

NCAA Staff Predictions 2018
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NCAA Staff Predictions 2018

Can anyone stop the Alabama Crimson Tide from making the playoff again? It will probably be up to Jake Fromm and the Georgia Bulldogs.

1 comment, Last at 31 Aug 2018, 10:05am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

ESPN: 2018 NFL Draft Guides

FO writers have put together draft guides for all 32 teams, looking at three things for each franchise: the biggest need, a quiet need, and a position that is definitely not a need.

Football Outsiders On-Line Mock Draft
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Football Outsiders On-Line Mock Draft

As the calendar turns to April, we're proud to introduce the first ever Football Outsiders On-Line Mock Draft. Using our full range of analytical tools, we predict the entire first round, complete with trades, surprises, and everything else that makes the draft special.

22 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2018, 1:48pm by bravehoptoad

2018 Free Agency Discussion

This is our open thread to discuss all the free agent movement, trades, cuts, and other news for the first few days of free agency, starting with the "legal tampering period" that begins at noon Eastern on March 12. (Click to read more.)

244 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2018, 12:35am by serutan

ESPN: Bold Offseason Moves for All 32 Teams

Our annual feature in which we suggest some crazy things that teams could do this offseason, and some not-so-crazy things. Among our suggestions: Houston should draft the entire Iowa offensive line, Indianapolis should act as if Andrew Luck doesn't exist, and Cleveland should try to entice Green Bay to trade them Aaron Rodgers for roughly one zillion draft picks. Hey, we said bold, right?

2017 Cut-Down Day Thread

This will be an open thread to discuss NFL final cuts, trades, and players cut by one team and signed by another. (Click to read more.)

101 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2017, 7:59pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual

FOA 2017 MEDIA: SB Nation (FINAL UPDATE)

Once again this year, we've worked with SB Nation to answer questions about Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 and the upcoming NFL season. It looks like this year we've gotten all 32 team blogs, and we'll be posting those links here as they go up. (Click for a list of links.)

4 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2017, 3:32pm by roguerouge