Greg Thomas of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the playoff picture in both the AFC and NFC. With all six teams settled in the AFC, they discuss New England's potential path to the Super Bowl as the number two overall team in DVOA. They also preview the games that will determine the playoff teams in the NFC, as well as discuss which teams pose the biggest threat to the Dallas, the number one overall team in DVOA, making the Super Bowl.
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders preview the Steelers vs. Ravens game that could determine the AFC North. How have the Steelers become the hottest team in football, and are the Ravens built to stop them? Then, they discuss the many scenarios that could play out for the 2nd NFC Wild Card.
Joe Rosales of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the two hot Bay teams, Green Bay and Tampa Bay. Which one is better positioned to make the playoffs with their recent play? Have either teams made clear improvements that would indicate their recent play is sustainable? Then, they debate MVP candidates. Do the lack of standouts quarterback candidates make a running back a potential winner? What about an even more non-traditional candidate? Finally, they go back and forth on Jeff Fisher, interim Rams coach John Fassel, and special teams coordinators.
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders recap the important Chiefs win over the Raiders. How does that game affect both teams' playoff and Super Bowl odds? Has the Chiefs defense improved markedly since Justin Houston rejoined the team? Then, they talk Lions, and how they've been the polar opposite of the Eagles this season. Are they getting better? And if so, which players are mostly responsible? Finally, they close with a preview of the Ravens vs. Patriots game on Monday night.
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the lack of elite teams in the NFL this season and break down the top 5 DVOA teams. Do any of those teams have a chance to become even better? Where do their playoff and Super Bowl odds stack up? What do the recent injuries to Desmond Trufant and Rob Gronkowski do to their respective team's chances? Then, they close with a preview of the Dolphins vs. Ravens game, in a matchup of one of the best rushing attacks against one of the best run defenses in DVOA history.