Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Jan 2007, 12:04am by Aaron Schatz

Hasselbeck Needs Shoulder Surgery

Well, this may be one reason why our Matt Hasselbeck projection was so completely off. Hasselbeck was not only playing the second half of the season with two broken fingers on his left hand; he also had a torn labrum in his left shoulder, which now needs surgery. That will keep him out six months, enough time for Seneca Wallace to get lots of reps in camp and then sit down for the start of another regular season.

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18 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 3:51am by Vince

17 Jan 2007, 11:11am by Aaron Schatz

NFC Championship: Who Covers Who

A breakdown of which defensive players will be guarding which receivers in the NFC Championship game.

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16 Jan 2007, 04:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Postseason DVOA II

Here are weighted DVOA ratings through the postseason. The Colts' defensive turnaround moves them up -- but how unprecedented is it? And just how superior a performance did the Chargers screw up? Commentary now up on FOXSports.com.

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421 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2007, 9:02pm by Pat

15 Jan 2007, 11:02pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 19

This week: Praise for Deuce McAllister, and lots of quarterbacks play horribly on third down.

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54 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2007, 10:26am by stan

15 Jan 2007, 05:53pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Network to Rebroadcast Classic Super Bowls

Pretty cool here. The NFL owns the rights to all broadcasts of the Super Bowl, no matter which network does the broadcast. They're finally going to show these broadcasts in their entirety, rather than limited to 30-minute highlight films. For the most part they chose good, close games. You've already missed Super Bowl XL, but here's the remaining schedule. Be aware that most of these are getting broadcast a second time in late night, so check the TV listings.

Super Bowl XXXII, DEN-GB, today, 4pm EST
Super Bowl XXII, WAS-DEN, tonight, 9pm EST
Super Bowl XXXVI, STL-NE, Jan. 18, 8pm EST

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23 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2007, 5:12pm by justanothersteve

15 Jan 2007, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz

Why history points to a Bears-Patriots Super Bowl

Offense wins games, but defense wins championships. If that's the case, then the Saints and Colts are in trouble. (Click link to read more.)

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12 Jan 2007, 06:35pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, January 6-12

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. We looked at more game charting stats for defensive backs, how often teams blitzed in 2006, LaDainian Tomlinson's place on the "Greatest Fantasy Seasons Ever" list from PFP 2006, and what the ridiculous "Donovan McNabb to the Vikings" rumor says about the media.

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2 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2007, 5:52pm by CA

12 Jan 2007, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 AFC Second Round Preview

According to FO stats, the top four teams in football all play in the AFC. Baltimore and Indianapolis present the ultimate matchup of strength against strength. In San Diego, the two most balanced teams in the league face off, but only one can move on. Our playoff previews are overflowing with chunky stat goodness, plus a Chargers graph in electric blue.

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102 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2007, 2:13am by Sid

12 Jan 2007, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 NFC Second Round Preview

Welcome to the undercard! Philadelphia and New Orleans are two talented, evenly matched teams. Chicago and Seattle face off in the Battle of Who Can Implode Less. As always, FO playoff previews are filled with chunky stat goodness, and the Seattle week-to-week graph has that bright green that's so popular with the kids these days.

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83 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2007, 6:47pm by Pat

12 Jan 2007, 12:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Tony Gonzalez Declares for Draft

I don't know much about Ohio State wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez. I just wanted to point out that next year we're going to have two Tony Gonzalezes and two Steve Smiths. This is going to be a pain in the ass. I thought two Alex Smiths were bad enough, but the two Steve Smiths play the same position. It hasn't been this bad since the Rams had Mike A. Jones and Mike D. Jones. Damn you, common names! Maybe we can get Steve Smith from USC to re-name himself "LeSteve Smith" or something.

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108 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2007, 1:45pm by Will Allen