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

Quick Reads

Quick Reads: 2017 in Review
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Quick Reads: 2017 in Review

The statistical stars of 2017 included the usual suspects in New England and Pittsburgh, plus a first-year running back in New Orleans who broke one record and threatened several others.

11 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2018, 2:14pm by bravehoptoad
Week 17 Quick Reads
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Week 17 Quick Reads

The best games of the 2017 season included the best game of Tom Brady's career.

12 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2018, 10:03pm by Arkaein
Week 16 Quick Reads
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Week 16 Quick Reads

Do some quarterbacks really tend to go on streaks more than others, or is it just random statistical fluctuation? Enjoy this one, folks -- it could be the last time C.J. Beathard is relevant in an NFL conversation.

27 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2017, 11:00pm by Will Allen
Week 15 Quick Reads
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Week 15 Quick Reads

Between Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, Kareem Hunt, Leonard Fournette, and others, has the NFL ever seen a collection of rookie running backs like it has in 2017?

59 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2017, 2:55pm by t.d.
Week 14 Quick Reads
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Week 14 Quick Reads

The Colts-Bills snow game had us looking through the record books to find the best players in whiteout conditions. LeSean McCoy comes out on top of all running backs, while a familiar New England duo set the standards for passing and receiving.

44 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2017, 11:53am by BJR
Week 13 Quick Reads
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Week 13 Quick Reads

It's time to admit we were all wrong about Josh McCown and the New York Jets. But really, how could any of us have seen this coming?

40 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2017, 4:48am by Vincent Verhei
Week 12 Quick Reads
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Week 12 Quick Reads

There will be a lot of debate come awards season, but one thing is perfectly clear: New Orleans' Alvin Kamara should be the Offensive Rookie of the Year.

91 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2017, 1:25pm by Will Allen
Week 11 Quick Reads
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Week 11 Quick Reads

Most of the headlines covering this weekend's Bills-Chargers game focused on Nathan Peterman and his very bad day. Few realized that at the same time, Keenan Allen was having a career day for Los Angeles.

75 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2017, 8:58am by nat
Week 10 Quick Reads
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Week 10 Quick Reads

The best game all season against the NFL's best pass defense made Philip Rivers the best quarterback on Sunday. We look at how great defenses like Jacksonville and lousy teams like Oakland have driven opponent adjustments to an all-time high.

49 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2017, 12:00pm by milo
Week 9 Quick Reads
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Week 9 Quick Reads

The jump Jared Goff has made in his second season is like nothing we have ever seen before. We put Goff's improvement in historical context, and determine what it might mean for his future.

49 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2017, 8:40am by Jerry