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Pro Bowl Rosters Announced

The 2018 Pro Bowl Rosters were released this evening. They contained seven Chargers, six rookies, five golden domers, and a partridge in a pear tree. Use this thread to debate the relative merits of those chosen and those who were not.

25 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2018, 9:19am by jtr
Injury Aftermath: Week 15
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Injury Aftermath: Week 15

One AFC wild-card contender loses two defenders for the year in a shutout victory, while another loses its starting halfback. The rest of the playoff field suffers a variety scrapes and sprains, but fortunately nothing that should linger into January.

2 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2018, 6:44pm by jw124164

Monday Morning Digest: Breaking Down the NFL Wild Card Chase

Aaron Schatz drops by this week to talk about Lamar Jackson's DVOA and DYAR! Hall of Famer Rod Woodson also drops by to talk NFL defense. It's a must-read Digest!

1 comment, Last at 17 Dec 2018, 2:54pm by Todd S.
Injury Aftermath: Week 14
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Injury Aftermath: Week 14

Remember the tight ends? Tennessee fans may struggle to recall the identities of the last two standing. The Lions injury report may well be longer than their actual team roster, and the Chiefs and Chargers both have concerns heading into potentially the season's most pivotal Thursday night clash.

1 comment, Last at 13 Dec 2018, 3:03pm by mathesond

Financially Kyler Murray Would Do Better in the NFL

Former FO writer J.J Cooper is still at his day job over at Baseball America, and he looks here into the question of whether Kyler Murray should play baseball or football. Basically, compared to someone like Jeff Samardzija, playing the quarterback position changes the numbers significantly. Quarterbacks get paid more than other positions, and they last longer. So Cooper's estimate is that Murray would make more money and make it sooner if he declared for the NFL draft instead of joining the Oakland A's after Oklahoma's season is over.

16 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2018, 3:22pm by LionInAZ
Injury Aftermath: Week 13
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Injury Aftermath: Week 13

A top receiver, a top tight end, and a top cornerback are done for the regular season, but the news on a top running back is more positive than initially expected. We provide an update on the injury news from Week 13.

Monday Night Football Update: Colt McCoy to IR.

10 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2018, 3:08pm by jtr

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

Chiefs Release Kareem Hunt Following TMZ Video

The Chiefs have released running back Kareem Hunt.

34 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2018, 10:46am by RickD
Injury Aftermath: Week 12
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Injury Aftermath: Week 12

A halfback, a tight end, and a cornerback all go down for playoff contenders, and one fading team awaits news on its starting quarterback. We check in on the injury news for Week 12.

11 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2018, 2:42pm by Steve in WI

Jaguars Fire OC Nathaniel Hackett

The Jacksonville Jaguars' seven game losing streak claimed a victim Monday morning, as they fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett after yesterday's 24-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Hackett, who previously worked for Doug Marrone in Buffalo, was in his third season as offensive coordinator. Prior to this week's games, Blake Bortles had a passing DVOA of -13.4%, down from the 0.3% he had last season but not far off from the -9.9% and -10.0% he posted in 2015 and 2016. In other news, sometimes coaches get fired because you can't fire the players.

16 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2018, 9:59pm by xydux