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12 Oct 2017, 05:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Appeals Court Vacates Ezekiel Elliott Injunction

In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the preliminary injunction of Ezekiel Elliott's suspension. So he's suspended again... except the Cowboys are on bye week, and Elliott will likely appeal this ruling before next week's games. So he's probably not suspended again. Or something.

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10 Oct 2017, 09:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 5 DVOA Ratings

Reports of Pittsburgh's death may be exaggerated, but reports of Kansas City's dominance are not. The Chiefs are still No. 1 in DVOA with an early-season 1.5-game conference lead unmatched in recent NFL history.

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06 Oct 2017, 01:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: October 6

In this week's edition of the Off the Charts podcast, we review some interesting charting stats from the first quarter of the season. Find out which receivers have been best against man and zone, and which cornerbacks have played best in the early going. Plus: breaking down the game of the week, Seahawks at Rams. (Click for audio link.)

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04 Oct 2017, 04:01pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 1993-95 Drive/Pace Stats Added

Our work to add more advanced stats to historical analysis of the NFL continues! As of today, we've added pages with drive stats and pace stats for the 1993, 1994, and 1995 seasons, giving us 1993-2017 in their entirety. Among the interesting tidbits to learn here: the 1993 Buffalo Bills had a faster situation-neutral pace than any offense in the league until Chip Kelly came to the NFL. We'll have to see what it looks like when we eventually add 1990-1992 as well.

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04 Oct 2017, 09:27am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 4

Here's a closer look at the FO playoff odds on ESPN Insider, with notes on how they've shifted and why certain teams have defied expectations.

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03 Oct 2017, 07:43pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 4 DVOA Ratings

Opponent adjustments have arrived for the first time in 2017, but they can't hurt the Kansas City Chiefs: No. 1 again and undefeated despite playing one of the league's ten toughest schedules so far.

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02 Oct 2017, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: DVOA vs. Receiver Types

Looking at the difference between DVOA vs. types of receivers and the stats that are more useful for DFS. (Click to read more.)

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02 Oct 2017, 12:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Ranking NFL Divisional Rivalries Best to Worst

Great piece from Jason Lisk over at the Big Lead, ranking all 48 divisional rivalries based on how often games are close, how often they are important, how often there are upsets, and how long the rivalry has lasted. Baltimore-Pittsburgh is No. 1 because of four playoff meetings and a lot of close games. Giants-Eagles, Chiefs-Raiders, and surprisingly, Jets-Dolphins follow. Dead last is Baltimore-Cleveland, although there's an emotional component to that one that didn't really make it into the formula. (The real least interesting rivalry is probably No. 47, Indianapolis-Houston.)

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29 Sep 2017, 11:36am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Will Defense Doom Patriots?

Can the Patriots possibly win the Super Bowl with defense this bad? The answer is probably not, but the defense is not likely to be this bad all year. Still, it won't be as good as expectations, and that means the Pats are no longer prohibitive favorites. On the other hand, the team that ranked 32nd in defense after three weeks of 2016 almost won the Super Bowl. This article is free, not Insider.

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3 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2017, 9:40am by PatsFan

28 Sep 2017, 07:58pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: September 28

This week on the Off The Charts podcast, we expand upon this week's DVOA commentary to talk about why Pittsburgh is a surprising No. 2 and Atlanta is surprisingly not No. 2. We also hit Tankapalooza and talk about whether the Giants or Chargers should consider moving on from their aging quarterbacks after this season. Then Mike Tanier joins us to talk about his Bleacher Report piece on the Seahawks' struggles and what he's seen this year from the Philadelphia Eagles.

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