Quick Reads

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

Quick Reads

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.

9 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2018, 10:51am by Will Allen
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
Week 13 Quick Reads
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Week 13 Quick Reads

Dak Prescott's performance against New Orleans this week was the latest example of something that has become routine in the NFL this season: quarterbacks finishing with more sacks than incompletions. Why are signal-callers suddenly going down so frequently? Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 13.

69 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2018, 1:31pm by ammek
Week 12 Quick Reads
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Week 12 Quick Reads

Philip Rivers' performance against Arizona on Sunday was nearly perfect -- and at the same time, it was nothing special. We explain, and list the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 12.

51 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2018, 7:31pm by Joseph
Week 11 Quick Reads
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Week 11 Quick Reads

How do you handle opponent adjustments when the gap between the best and worst run defenses is as big as we have ever seen? Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 11.

50 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2018, 4:56pm by mrt1212
Week 10 Quick Reads
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Week 10 Quick Reads

Ben Roethlisberger's thrashing of Carolina was the best game of the week -- but not, surprisingly, the best game of the year. We explain and look at the best and worst quarterback games since 1989. Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 10.

96 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2018, 10:29pm by dryheat
Week 9 Quick Reads
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Week 9 Quick Reads

Our staff of tape-grinding analysts, computer whizzes, and dedicated wordsmiths bring you the kind of cutting-edge commentary you won't find anywhere else: Nathan Peterman is really bad at football. Not the worst this particular week, but still. Really bad.

57 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2018, 6:26pm by Vincent Verhei
Week 8 Quick Reads
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Week 8 Quick Reads

You won't find many quarterbacks who mix good plays and bad plays as frequently as Jameis Winston, which is why he has been benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick -- but that may not matter, because Fitzpatrick tends to run hot and cold himself. We explain, and detail the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 8.

70 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2018, 6:25pm by Vincent Verhei
Week 7 Quick Reads
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Week 7 Quick Reads

In the worst game of any quarterback so far in 2018, Josh Rosen did something that had not been done in more than a decade, and only four times since 1991. Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 7.

51 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2018, 1:25pm by BJR
Week 6 Quick Reads
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Week 6 Quick Reads

In the time it takes you to read this, the Baltimore Ravens have sacked Marcus Mariota again. We break down Mariota's sacks and look at other quarterbacks who suffered severe beatings (Randall Cunningham, hello!). Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 6.

56 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2018, 6:55pm by JoeyHarringtonReigns