Quick Reads

The best and worst players of the week according to Football Outsiders stats.

Quick Reads

QR Bonus: Keys to Beating New England
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QR Bonus: Keys to Beating New England

Our analysis of the Patriots' worst games in 2018 makes one thing clear for the Rams: beat New England early, or you're not likely to beat them at all.

5 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2019, 3:49am by RobotBoy
QR Bonus: Keys to Beating Los Angeles
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QR Bonus: Keys to Beating Los Angeles

The L.A. Rams are a great team, but they're not perfect. What weaknesses were exposed in their worst games this year, and how will New England be able to attack those flaws in the Super Bowl?

10 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2019, 3:44pm by Vincent Verhei
Conference Championships Quick Reads/DVOA Ratings
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Conference Championships Quick Reads/DVOA Ratings

The Patriots' path to the Super Bowl was paved by a trio of running backs -- none of whom was particularly good when you account for the terrible quality of Kansas City's defense. Plus, updated weighted DVOA points to the closest Super Bowl matchup we've ever seen.

36 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2019, 12:35pm by E
Divisional Round Quick Reads
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Divisional Round Quick Reads

There were not a lot of close games this weekend, but a trio of running backs had notable performances -- two really good, one really bad.

15 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2019, 12:25pm by BJR
Wild-Card Quick Reads
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Wild-Card Quick Reads

Our look at the best passers, runners, and receivers of the wild-card games focuses on Marlon Mack, who did things to the Houston Texans defense that nobody else had done all year long.

20 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2019, 3:47am by Vincent Verhei
Quick Reads: 2018 in Review
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Quick Reads: 2018 in Review

The most statistically notable players of 2018 included a trio of first-year starters at quarterback, a running back who is currently unemployed, and a receiver who was literally perfect.

45 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2019, 7:03pm by Steve in WI
Week 17 Quick Reads
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Week 17 Quick Reads

Our look at the best players of Week 17 includes a quarterback you may have never heard of. Our look back at the year's most notable games includes several of the worst wide receiver games on record.

14 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2019, 2:43pm by Will Allen
Week 16 Quick Reads
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Week 16 Quick Reads

Our look at the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 16 starts with the NFL's all-time leading passer guiding the Saints to the NFC's top seed.

18 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2018, 1:38am by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Week 15 Quick Reads
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Week 15 Quick Reads

Nick Mullens climbs to the top of the quarterback heap this week -- or, more accurately, the quarterback heap falls behind Nick Mullens. We try to find another week so devoid of passing stars, and also look over the best runners and receivers of Week 15.

34 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2018, 2:53pm by Steve in WI
Week 14 Quick Reads
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Week 14 Quick Reads

A lot of crazy things happened this week. A quarterback had a great day rushing (again) and a bad day passing (again). One running back had a fantastic day rushing; another had a terrible day receiving. And a wide receiver had the worst game we've ever measured. All this, plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 14.

36 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2018, 6:03pm by Eddo