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27 Nov 2017, 07:57am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: Patriots, Eagles Pull Away from Contenders and Pretenders

A rematch of the Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl looks so inevitable right now that Donovan McNabb is already getting queasy. (Kidding!)

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21 Nov 2017, 09:32pm by Scott Kacsmar

2018 Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has revealed the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018.

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68 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2017, 10:21am by ZDNeal

21 Nov 2017, 06:46pm by Aaron Schatz

Raiders Fire DC Ken Norton

Well, it was nice for the Raiders to do this right after I sent out a bunch of tweets about how bad their defense is. Oakland is 32nd in defensive DVOA right now. If the season ended today, the Raiders would have the second-worst pass defense in DVOA history, one-tenth of a percent behind the 2015 Saints.

The Raiders are allowing a 72.3 percent completion rate. Joe Flacco has only four games this year with 200 passing yards, only three completing 70 percent of passes, and only three with no interceptions. There's only one game where he did all three things. It was against Oakland.

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14 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2017, 2:20pm by Bright Blue Shorts

21 Nov 2017, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Half-Season Premium Specials / T-Shirts Return!

Time to announce a couple of new special half-season premium products. (Click to read more.)

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2 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2017, 4:01am by Andrew Potter

21 Nov 2017, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz

New York Jets: Culture of Celebrated Mediocrity

Good article here by Jets blogger Joe Caporoso pointing out how badly the Jets have built their roster. Essentially, the Jets have spent the most money on the least important positions. They have gone cheap at quarterback, edge rusher, cornerback, and left tackle. They pay heavy for 3-4 defensive linemen, safeties, and guards. Combine that with a history of celebrating non-playoff seasons as moral victories, and you end up with a team that seems like it will go 6-10 until the end of time.

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13 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2017, 6:32pm by serutan

20 Nov 2017, 03:31pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 11

Four further players fall to injured reserve after Sunday's games, including important contributors for the Browns, Redskins, and Saints.

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20 Nov 2017, 01:43pm by Tom Gower

Broncos Fire OC Mike McCoy

This morning the Denver Broncos announced they had fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, and he will be replaced by quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave. McCoy was hired this offseason by new head coach Vance Joseph, and found generation offense much more difficult with Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler than it had been with Peyton Manning in his previous tenure with the team. The Broncos ranked 25th in offensive DVOA before yesterday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals after ranking 28th in offensive DVOA last year.

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20 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2017, 6:02pm by dryheat

20 Nov 2017, 08:24am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: The Browns May Go 0-16. Is That a Good Thing?

I am not a traitor to the analytics cause.
I am a Defender of the Faith.
I am the Martin Luther of Moneyball.

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28 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2017, 2:24pm by Bright Blue Shorts

17 Nov 2017, 01:50pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: Terrible Year for Quarterback Injuries

For FiveThirtyEight, I took a look at what has been a brutal season of quarterback injuries in the NFL. Beyond stars such as Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck, we've lost an extremely promising rookie (Deshaun Watson), a former No. 1 overall pick who may have been ready to peak (Sam Bradford), and a veteran on his last legs (Carson Palmer). We looked at adjusted games lost for quarterbacks since 2000 and adjusted the numbers by passing DVOA to get a sense of the quality of quarterbacks lost to injury. 2017 hasn't been the worst season on record, but it's sure getting there, and hopefully we won't have to add much to the injury database the rest of the year.

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8 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2017, 3:37am by Alexander

15 Nov 2017, 12:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Bills Bench Taylor, Start Peterman

I don't even know where to start with this decision. I don't know why the Bills have been so intent on getting rid of Tyrod Taylor, but the time to do it is the offseason not the midseason. The guy is the most underrated quarterback in the game, he's been average this season according to DVOA, and you're going to bench him for a fifth-round rookie? A lot of Bills fans complain that the problem is too many third-down checkdowns to Mike Tolbert. Well, Taylor's ALEX on third down was 4.0 in 2015, 2.6 in 2016, and then 0.1 this year. Maybe the checkdown problem isn't about Taylor himself.

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92 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2017, 10:54pm by The Ninjalectual