Film Room

Analysis beyond the numbers

Falcons' Matt Ryan Deserves a Better Team

The Atlanta Falcons are next to last in DVOA, but they're still 3-3 thanks to some stellar quarterback play (and an easy schedule). Derrik Klassen shows how the veteran passer has diagnosed defenses and made accurate throws to carry his teammates to victory.

NFL Week 7 • October 28, 10:43 am ET
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NFL Week 7 • October 28, 10:43 am ET
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Carr's Aggression Key to Raiders' Success

Despite a coaching staff in turmoil, the Las Vegas Raiders are tied for first place in the AFC West with wins over fellow playoff contenders Baltimore, Denver, and Pittsburgh. Derrik Klassen shows how Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has played more daring than ever before, confident in his ability to hit deep balls and squeeze passes into tight windows in coverage.

October 21, 10:20 am ET
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October 21, 10:20 am ET
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How Washington's Defense Fell Apart

The Washington Football Team reached the playoffs in 2020 on the strength of a defense that dragged the league's worst offense into the postseason. Now the offense has improved, but it's the defense that is badly hurting the team. Derrik Klassen looks at how deficiencies in the secondary have left Washington shuffling pieces around but unable to put the puzzle together.

October 07, 10:50 am ET
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October 07, 10:50 am ET
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How Broncos Have Gotten the Best Out of Bridgewater

In his first three games in a Denver uniform, Teddy Bridgewater has looked like an entirely different quarterback than he has in his first six NFL seasons. Derrik Klassen shows how Denver's pass-protection and route schemes have allowed Bridgewater to play more aggressively than he ever has before.

September 30, 10:12 am ET
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September 30, 10:12 am ET
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