Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Dec 2007, 07:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Pats-Giants to be Simulcast on CBS, NBC

Wow. I feel like hell just froze over. The NFL has given in on Saturday night's Patriots-Giants game and decided to show it nationwide... on two networks. It's the first two-network simulcast since Super Bowl I and the first three-network simulcast ever. Interesting question: Why? Why CBS and NBC, and not FOX? And will Bryant Gumbel's malaprops be different on each network, or will he mis-name the same players on all three simultaneously?

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60 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2007, 11:31am by Wanker79

26 Dec 2007, 04:45pm by Aaron Schatz

DVOA on AOL: Week 16

Here are this week's comments about all 32 teams over on AOL, featuring praise for Jacksonville, an interesting fact about Indianapolis, and directions for you to simulate the Atlanta Falcons' 2007 season.

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10 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2007, 12:53am by Owl Jolson

25 Dec 2007, 03:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 DVOA Ratings

The Patriots stay on top, but could the second-best team in football right now really be the Jacksonville Jaguars? Plus: Green Bay tumbles, the 49ers climb out of the gutters of history, and defensive parity gets even stronger. NOTE: Both DVOA Premium and Loser League are now updated through Week 16.

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150 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2011, 11:57am by BYERS29Maryellen

24 Dec 2007, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 Quick Reads: Week 16

The best and worst players of the week according to our DPAR stats, plus an updated look at where Tom Brady's season falls among the best quarterback seasons in modern NFL history.

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45 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2007, 1:00pm by Cyrus

24 Dec 2007, 06:01pm by Aaron Schatz

Kevin Jones Tears ACL

Well, you can write off Kevin Jones for much of the 2008 season. The dude is just cursed.

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7 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2007, 1:37am by andrew

24 Dec 2007, 02:13am by Aaron Schatz

Before the Turner Frenzy Begins, Consider These Cautionary Tales

The final ESPN Monday Night Football feature from Football Outsiders is an adaptation of a piece Bill Barnwell wrote for Boston Sports Media Watch back when the Patriots played the Chargers in Week 2. We know that in the coming off-season, some team will sign Michael Turner to be their starting running back, but do they know what they're getting? If you don't know Turner's DVOA rating for 2007, you are probably in for a bit of a shock.

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12 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2007, 6:06am by Scott

21 Dec 2007, 06:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Charting Defensive Backs 2007

Here's a look at our game charting data for defensive backs through Week 13. Which team's cornerbacks might be a lot better than we realized? Which Pro Bowl selection was a lifetime achievement award for a player having unexpected struggles in 2007? And how astonishingly bad has Jason David really been?

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69 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2008, 3:23pm by rob

20 Dec 2007, 10:47pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 SI.com Media Awards

Hey hey. Congratulations to our very own Michael David Smith for being one of three writers named "Mainstream Sports Media Bloggers of the Year" by SI.com media columnist Richard Deitsch. We're such proud parents, just kvelling here. Keep it up, Mike. I also want to give props to Deitsch for his comments about ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo. Russillo spent a long time working his way up the radio ladder, doing time at Boston's signal strength-impaired 1510 The Zone. (I actually auditioned to be his co-host four months before launching FO.

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16 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2008, 10:46pm by mush

20 Dec 2007, 07:15pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Numbers Crunching: Week 16

Here's this week's look at all 16 NFL games using Football Outsiders numbers. This week: Find out which NFL cornerback is the Human Target, which NFL offense is getting blitzed the most, and which game is the matchup of the week for everyone who loves fullbacks.

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11 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2007, 5:20pm by Greg

20 Dec 2007, 04:14pm by Aaron Schatz

'72 Dolphins Keep Perfection in Perspective

Do the '72 Dolphins really sit around the television every Sunday, hoping for a Patriots loss? Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN.com says that most of these retired NFL greats are just worried about their current lives.

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18 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2007, 1:09am by Chad Gerson