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27 Dec 2016, 07:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 16 DVOA Ratings

The Cowboys and Patriots are still a close 1-2 in DVOA. Dallas is playing its best all-around football of the year, while the Patriots make up for a Gronkless offense with improving defense and renewed special teams.

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20 Dec 2016, 06:45pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the NFL's most balanced team and most inconsistent team... and they now join Dallas and New England as one of DVOA's top three teams. Plus: The spectacular record-shattering seasons of Johnny Hekker and Justin Tucker.

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83 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2016, 1:29pm by DezBailey

13 Dec 2016, 07:28pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

New England and Dallas keep the top two spots in DVOA, improving a little over last week. Meanwhile, Green Bay's DVOA skyrockets and Seattle plummets, as the Seahawks suffer their worst loss since Matt Hasselbeck was still the starting quarterback.

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74 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2016, 7:02pm by DezBailey

06 Dec 2016, 07:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 13 DVOA Ratings

The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)

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76 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2016, 7:34pm by DezBailey

29 Nov 2016, 08:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Two new teams rise to No. 1: Atlanta in total DVOA, Dallas in weighted DVOA. Neither comes close to the No. 1 teams of years past. But one unit this year is challenging for all-time greatness: the Baltimore run defense.

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70 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2016, 2:47pm by DezBailey

22 Nov 2016, 07:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

The second annual DVOA Bowl puts us on very familiar ground, as the Seattle Seahawks return to the No. 1 spot. Plus, a look at which "skill players" have faced the hardest and easiest schedules in 2016, based on DVOA opponent adjustments.

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57 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2016, 2:24pm by DezBailey

15 Nov 2016, 10:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 10 DVOA Ratings

Seattle's victory over the Patriots sets up another No. 1 vs. No. 2 DVOA battle for next Sunday. Plus: What if the second-best team in the AFC doesn't actually play in the AFC West?

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101 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2016, 4:34pm by DezBailey

08 Nov 2016, 08:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 DVOA Ratings

The year of no great teams continues. The 4-4 Eagles are the worst team to ever rank No. 1 at midseason, and the 5-3 Texans are the worst team in DVOA to ever have a winning record at midseason (with Detroit not far behind).

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57 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2016, 8:47pm by DezBailey

01 Nov 2016, 06:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 8 DVOA Ratings

There are good explanations for why Philadelphia is still No. 1 in DVOA, and why New England isn't No. 1 yet. But there's no good explanation for why so many field goal kickers are struggling in 2016, especially on clutch kicks.

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98 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2016, 1:42pm by CaffeineMan

25 Oct 2016, 06:05pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 7 DVOA Ratings

Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.

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