Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Nov 2006, 12:31am by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 Odds

I have a question, and I ask this question out of serious curiosity, not a desire to pump my own ego (or the collective ego of Football Outsiders). If you look at the current Las Vegas odds, Pittsburgh is actually favored to beat Denver on Sunday. The current line is somewhere between -2.0 and -3.0 depending on where you look. This just blows me away.

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69 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2006, 8:13pm by Josh

31 Oct 2006, 05:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 DVOA Ratings

This week: New England and Baltimore begin to close the gap between the Gang of Four and the rest of the league, the Seahawks fall into the loser's bracket, and bad days for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh can't make their past games disappear. Plus a note on suggestion ettiquette, and further exploration of fumble recoveries. Commentary now available on FOXSports.com.

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240 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2006, 1:24am by Pat

30 Oct 2006, 06:38pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 8

"The long-awaited maturation of Michael Vick is finally here," say the pundits. Do our numbers agree? Plus, learn how Marc Bulger has turned around Scott Linehan's biggest problem, how Philip Rivers wins with consistency, and who wins the Football Outsiders running back Halloween costume contest.

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49 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2006, 2:13am by hector

28 Oct 2006, 12:29pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Preview: IND-DEN

The NFL's best offense against a historically stingy defense. A struggling offense, hit by one very important injury, against a struggling defense, hit by numerous injuries. Before they prepare to face rock, scissors tries to cut apart paper one more time. Plus, a bonus NY Sun excerpt, Michael David Smith addresses the clock-management blunders in Philadelphia.

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46 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2006, 10:14pm by Sundown

27 Oct 2006, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, October 21-27

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: Cleveland firing Maurice Carthon, does Dallas really have a top five defense, Terrell Owens as the Cowboys' number two receiver, teams with top ten players on both sides of the ball, and an update on the NFL's new quarterback hits statistic.

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34 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2006, 10:54pm by jim's apple pie

27 Oct 2006, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz

Top 10 Players

Not every team can have a player who ranks in the top ten of offense or defense. Aaron Schatz examines which teams in the NFL are blessed with a top ten player on each side of the ball. (Click link to read more.)

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27 Oct 2006, 12:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

A midseason report on the success of the new quarterback hits statistic. (Click link to read.)

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24 Oct 2006, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

Chicago moves back into the top spot of this week's DVOA ratings, while the Giants make this year's Treacherous Three into a Gang of Four. Lots of good teams are packed closely together, but why is 2-4 Pittsburgh ahead of three 5-1 teams and the undefeated Colts? That's explained in the FOXSports.com commentary.

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268 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2006, 3:01pm by Jean Crawford

24 Oct 2006, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Does Dallas really have a top five defense?

Aaron Schatz answers a question as to why the Dallas defense is ranked so high in defensive DVOA. (Click link to read more.)

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23 Oct 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 7

Here's our weekly look at the best and worst players according to our DPAR statistics. Joey Harrington, despite over 400 passing yards, is not at the top of the list. This week I also give Damon Huard his props, but preach caution regarding Michael Vick, Tony Gonzalez, and Leon Washington.

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51 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2006, 1:24am by Pat