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2017 Defeats
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2017 Defeats

The Cardinals had a winning record with backup quarterbacks last year thanks in large part to their high-profile edge rusher who terrorized opposing offenses. We look at defeat leaders for every position, as well as overall leaders over the past few seasons.

27 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2018, 9:08pm by TomC
2017 YAC+
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2017 YAC+

YAC+ shows a lot of positives for the 2017 Rams, but will things continue after the trade for Brandin Cooks? Also: an underrated wide receiver leads for the second year in a row, an odd year for tight ends, and does YAC even matter for Mike Evans?

10 comments, Last at 15 Jun 2018, 5:14pm by bravehoptoad
2017 Receiving Plus-Minus
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2017 Receiving Plus-Minus

Which receiver did Drew Brees raise to career highs this time? Does Mike Evans really help Jameis Winston that much? Which running back duo had a terrible case of butterfingers? How bad were the rookie seasons for Evan Engram and Zay Jones?

19 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2018, 8:04pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
2017 Passing Plus-Minus
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2017 Passing Plus-Minus

Drew Brees continued his dominance in passing plus-minus, but was he as good as in his previous seasons? Also: big post-Jeff Fisher leaps for Jared Goff and Case Keenum, talent may have trumped coaching in San Francisco, and two No. 1 overall picks disappoint.

7 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2018, 5:42pm by DezCaughtTheBall
Adjusted Interceptions 2017
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Adjusted Interceptions 2017

It has been many years since we have seen a quarterback as unlucky as Matt Ryan was last year. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings should be extremely concerned about the quarterbacks (yes, plural) they acquired this offseason.

29 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2018, 9:46pm by Vincent Verhei
Snap-Weighted Age: 2017 NFL Rosters
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Snap-Weighted Age: 2017 NFL Rosters

The Rams and Jaguars finally turned their young talent into playoff berths in 2017. Cleveland looks to be taking over the mantle for "team of the future." Also: Buffalo's wild turnover and the youngest secondary in eight years.

6 comments, Last at 23 May 2018, 4:30pm by Will Allen
Long Drives and the Running Game
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Long Drives and the Running Game

When an offense is simply looking to maintain possession for as long as possible, is there an inherent advantage in running the ball as opposed to passing?

22 comments, Last at 22 May 2018, 10:29pm by gomer_rs
Fewer Practices Does Not Mean More Injuries
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Fewer Practices Does Not Mean More Injuries

Bill Belichick says that players are getting hurt more because they are practicing less, but the numbers don't support that theory.

40 comments, Last at 11 May 2018, 10:05am by nat
BackCAST 2018
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BackCAST 2018

The question is not whether Saquon Barkley is the best running back in this draft class. The question is whether any running back, even one as good as Barkley, warrants a top-five draft selection in the NFL in 2018.

38 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2018, 5:29pm by JustAnotherFalconsFan
The Deep Ball Project
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The Deep Ball Project

Guest columnist John Kinsley breaks down the tape of every deep pass in the NFL in 2017 and comes away with a shocking conclusion: even without Andrew Luck, the Colts had the best long-ball quarterback in the league.

25 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2018, 8:17pm by lightsout85