Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Dec 2017, 02:43pm by Vincent Verhei

College Football Playoff: Clemson-Alabama, Oklahoma-Georgia

Three spots were obvious, one was up for debate, but the College Football Playoff field is set: the No. 1 Clemson Tigers will face the No. 4 Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl, and the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners will play the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl on January 1.

It will be a moot point by then, but it will still be interesting to see how the FEI ratings view Alabama and the Ohio State Buckeyes when we gather that data later in the week.

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12 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2017, 2:51pm by FrontRunningPhinsFan

30 Nov 2017, 08:35pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 13 Open Game Discussion

Week 13 kicks off with Washington playing Dallas tonight in the "Winner Gets Back to .500" Bowl. Big Sunday games include Vikings at Falcons, Patriots at Bills, Panthers at Saints, and the night game between Philadelphia and Seattle. The Monday nighter pits Pittsburgh against Cincinnati. Use this game to discuss them all!

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105 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2017, 4:28am by Jerry

30 Nov 2017, 03:12pm by Vincent Verhei

Josh Gordon to Start for Browns Against Chargers

For the first time since December of 2014, Josh Gordon is going to play in an NFL football game. Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson has announced that Gordon will start (!) at wide receiver this Sunday when the Browns take on the Los Angeles Chargers.

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27 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2017, 2:37pm by Richie

28 Nov 2017, 04:44pm by Vincent Verhei

Giants Benching Eli Manning

Eli Manning has started 210 consecutive regular-season games, the second-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history behind Brett Favre's 297. He will not start a 211th consecutive game, though. The Giants announced on Tuesday that Geno Smith will start at quarterback against the Oakland Raiders. They said they will use the next five games to evaluate Smith and Davis Webb, a third-round rookie out of California, though they did not say that Webb will play this week.

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121 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2017, 9:11pm by Alternator

27 Nov 2017, 10:25pm by Vincent Verhei

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.

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91 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2017, 1:25pm by Will Allen

20 Nov 2017, 09:56pm by Vincent Verhei

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.

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75 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2017, 8:58am by nat

17 Nov 2017, 06:01pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 11 Open Game Discussion

Week 11 features a few games that will have major playoff ramifications.

The action starts with a Thursday night AFC match up between 6-3 Tennessee and 7-2 Pittsburgh. Sunday will see a pair of 7-2 clubs face off when the Vikings host the Rams, and then at night the 8-1 Eagles will look to finish off the 5-4 Cowboys. Finally, 6-3 Seattle hosts 5-4 Atlanta on Monday night. Use this thread to discuss all the action.

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147 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2017, 1:22pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

14 Nov 2017, 03:57am by Vincent Verhei

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.

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49 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2017, 12:00pm by milo

11 Nov 2017, 01:25pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 10 Open Game Discussion

Better late than never, it's the Week 10 Open Game discussion thread! Use this thread to discuss the Seattle-Arizona Thursday night game, as well as the rest of the week's action.

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123 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2017, 3:31pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

06 Nov 2017, 09:24pm by Vincent Verhei

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.

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