Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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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16 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2017, 2:09pm by DisplacedPackerFan

02 Oct 2017, 08:07am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: Upsets Turn the NFL Upside-Down

Some laughs and insights, plus a little Patriots baiting, to get you through a challenging day.

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5 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2017, 9:19am by Cogitus

30 Sep 2017, 05:09pm by Vincent Verhei

Trevathan Suspended Two Games For Adams Hit

Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has been suspended two games by the league for a violation of player safety rules. Trevathan was penalized Thursday night for a third-quarter hit on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davanta Adams, who was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a concussion.

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15 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2017, 12:53am by Dan

25 Sep 2017, 02:40pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 3

Arguably the best receiving back of the past ten years may have to call it a career, while one NFC South team lost almost its entire first-string defense for portions of Week 3.

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9 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2017, 3:09pm by Raiderjoe

25 Sep 2017, 07:26am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: Making the NFL Great Again

The day that Sticking to Sports became an act of civil disobedience.

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10 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2017, 1:13pm by mehllageman56

19 Sep 2017, 04:11pm by Dave Bernreuther

Eli Manning is Profoundly Mediocre

Ty Schalter writes an article that politely points out what I've been saying for over a decade: Eli Manning is not, and never really was, a top quarterback. But that there is still value in that. We already knew that, of course, but folks like us tend to get drowned out by the "two rings" crowds and/or the shouting from over-the-top NY media rags. So it's nice to see an even-handed and not overly perjorative article about it.

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59 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2017, 5:38pm by jtr

18 Sep 2017, 03:07pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 2

A busy day for magnets up and down the country, as the Ravens lose yet another major player from their offense and the Panthers lose their leading pass-catcher from the past four seasons.

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11 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2017, 8:48pm by jtr

18 Sep 2017, 07:11am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: Broncos, Patriots on the Bright Side of Awful in Week 2

Bad football? Bad football. But plenty of laughs and bright spots.

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13 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2017, 3:39pm by Bright Blue Shorts

15 Sep 2017, 03:28pm by Tom Gower

Bengals Fire OC Zampese

The day after they became the first team since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles to play their first two games at home and not score a touchdown in either contest, the Cincinnati Bengals today fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. Zampese was in his second year as the Bengals' offensive coordinator, replacing Hue Jackson, and his fifteenth year in the organization. Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor replaces him and will be tasked with improving Andy Dalton's play and camouflaging what looks like one of the league's worst offensive lines.

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17 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2017, 3:36pm by CaffeineMan

13 Sep 2017, 04:25pm by Scott Kacsmar

Do Great Week 1 QBs Sustain Their Greatness?

The top three quarterbacks in DYAR are Sam Bradford, Alex Smith, and Jared Goff. Is this trio finally living up to their status as first overall draft picks, or is this just Week 1 randomness? We looked at how often a hot Week 1 quarterback sustains his success all year long.

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14 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2017, 12:03am by LionInAZ