The year of no great teams continues. The 4-4 Eagles are the worst team to ever rank No. 1 at midseason, and the 5-3 Texans are the worst team in DVOA to ever have a winning record at midseason (with Detroit not far behind).
There are good explanations for why Philadelphia is still No. 1 in DVOA, and why New England isn't No. 1 yet. But there's no good explanation for why so many field goal kickers are struggling in 2016, especially on clutch kicks.
98 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2016, 1:42pm by CaffeineMan
Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.
158 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2016, 9:29pm by pats-fan-in-nyc
Philadelphia is No. 1 after two weeks. The last 13 teams to rank No. 1 after Week 2 averaged 12.5 wins... but all of them were better than the Eagles. Plus: the Texans, Pats, and Giants may be 2-0, but they're surprisingly low in DVOA.
121 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2016, 12:57am by The Hypno-Toad
San Francisco and Philadelphia are surprise leaders in DVOA after Week 1, but you have to remember to apply common-sense opponent adjustments until we have a big enough sample to apply the actual ones.