Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:04:13 -0500
This week's Off The Charts podcast looks at last night's Raiders-Chiefs game and what those teams can do going forward. Plus a closer look at the Detroit Lions and the Monday night Ravens-Patriots tilt. (Click for audio link.)
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:00:31 -0500
This week: a bad coach gets paid, then insulted; a bad quarterback gets optimistic; another bad quarterbcak gets a cunning plan; a bad play gets Matt Ryan irked; a bad play gets burned; and Jets and Raiders fans get drunk.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:34:18 -0500
Derek Carr's name has been bouncing about in the MVP discussion lately, but Ben Muth shows that he's getting plenty of help from his big uglies.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:40:02 -0500
The Chiefs beat Oakland for the fifth time in a row. Is Kansas City now the team to beat in the AFC? Also: Alex Smith finds his plus-ALEX, and a historically bad night for Derek Carr.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:35:57 -0500
Eight weeks ago, the Vikings were undefeated and ranked No. 1 in DVOA. Now they're 6-6 and probably done. What went wrong?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:43:14 -0500
Looking back at FEI's preseason projections, we find that most teams did about what they were supposed to do -- but not in the Big Ten, where things got screwy.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:51:42 -0500
At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 14 DFS matchups include Eli Manning, Jeremy Hill, Doug Baldwin and C.J. Fiedorowicz. We're also in on the expected rushing showdown between LeSean McCoy and Le'Veon Bell in Buffalo.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:29:01 -0500
The weekly playoff odds commentary on ESPN Insider goes further in depth on just how important Thursday's Oakland-Kansas City game is for determining who represents the AFC in Super Bowl LI, plus notes on all the other teams still contending for the postseason.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:09:20 -0500
Extending the football season for the worst teams as well as the best, for no reason other than money? Your Scramble team marvels that the NFL hasn't yet stolen bowl season away from the NCAA.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:13:25 -0500
The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:35:22 -0500
A pick-two? The AFC West comes through big, except for San Diego, the leaders in blown leads again. Also: a return to form for Arizona, snowy Green Bay, and Blake Bortles' historic pick-six problem.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:48:35 -0500
Is Detroit's defense good enough to make it a legitimate NFC contender? It sure looked that way when the Lions came down to New Orleans and held Drew Brees to 13 points.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:33:01 -0500
Our Quick Reads essay this week includes discussion of the league's best punter. Somebody alert Rich Eisen.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:47:43 -0500
As a counterpoint to our weekly injury column, here's an article from FOX in which four NFL players share how rough post-game recovery is even for the healthy players. (Click to read more.)
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:02:34 -0500
Despite Penn State winning the Big Ten over Wisconsin, the Playoff Selection Committee made the right call to put Ohio State and Washington in over the Nittany Lions.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:30:58 -0500
One of the league's defensive stars is done for the year, as several playoff contenders suffer important injuries in an unlucky Week 13.
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:26:52 -0500
As winter weather kicked in, many of the bad teams across the league seemed to play at their absolute worst.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:50:29 -0500
Despite the headline, this is mostly snow pictures and Jeff Fisher jokes.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:02:17 -0500
This week's Off The Charts podcast looks at the top five teams in DVOA, and their strengths and weaknesses. There's a special look at updated playoff odds that account for Thursday night's Minnesota loss as well as Rob Gronkowski's injury. Finally, a deeper look at Sunday's huge Baltimore-Miami game.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:36:40 -0500
Guest columnist Zachary O. Binney looks the effects of the removal of the "Probable" designation from the NFL's official injury reports.