Quick Reads

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

Quick Reads

QR Bonus: Keys To Beating Atlanta
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QR Bonus: Keys To Beating Atlanta

We look back at Atlanta's worst games this year to see what weaknesses New England might exploit. Those weaknesses include pretty much everyone on defense, but is there a secret to stopping the Falcons offense?

53 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2017, 9:21pm by Damon
Conference Championship Quick Reads/DVOA Ratings
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Conference Championship Quick Reads/DVOA Ratings

Two more blowouts this weekend have us asking: has this been the worst set of playoff games we've ever seen? Plus, DVOA and DYAR ratings from Sunday.

57 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2017, 10:41am by SandyRiver
Divisional Round Quick Reads
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Divisional Round Quick Reads

Brock Osweiler did against New England what Brock Osweiler often did all year -- which is something we have rarely seen in the NFL before this season.

103 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2017, 9:51pm by doktarr
Wild-Card Quick Reads
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Wild-Card Quick Reads

Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a comeback win over the Giants after playing some very bad football in the game's early stages. Has that been a pattern for him this season?

7 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2017, 2:11pm by Dan
Quick Reads: 2016 in Review
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Quick Reads: 2016 in Review

The rise of one rookie quarterback and the fall of another were the biggest stories of this season in Football Outsiders' individual player metrics.

45 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2017, 12:28am by LionInAZ

Week 17 Quick Reads

The best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 17 include the best and worst games for running backs all season.

57 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2017, 12:13pm by bravehoptoad
Week 16 Quick Reads
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Week 16 Quick Reads

In our numbers, Matt Ryan has been the NFL's best passer this season -- but has he been the best at all distances? We check for the best (and worst) quarterbacks when it comes to dink-and-dunking, and when it comes to the long ball.

74 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2016, 12:33pm by Goeagles581
Week 15 Quick Reads
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Week 15 Quick Reads

Among the quarterbacks in our tables this week: Robert Griffin, Colin Kaepernick, Case Keenum, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Blake Bortles, Jared Goff, Bryce Petty, and Trevor Siemian. Are there really more bad quarterbacks in the league than there used to be?

39 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2016, 12:35pm by MC2
Week 14 Quick Reads
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Week 14 Quick Reads

As Jeff Fisher's tenure with the Rams has mercifully ended, we look back at just how things in Los Angeles went so very, very wrong.

79 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2016, 6:07pm by Steve in WI
Week 13 Quick Reads
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Week 13 Quick Reads

Our Quick Reads essay this week includes discussion of the league's best punter. Somebody alert Rich Eisen.

88 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2016, 12:28pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano