Matt Manocherian, former NFL scout and currently of Sports Info Solutions, and Aaron Schatz, the man behind Football Outsiders, bring their unique combination of football scouting and analytics to deliver their weekly breakdown of all the happenings around the NFL.
This week, the podcast begins with an exploration of the current DVOA leaderboard and what it means as we look ahead to the rest of the NFL season. Then, the guys break down the most important games of the week for playoff odds including an NFC East showdown between Washington and Dallas and a Thursday Night preview for the Dolphins and Ravens.
Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders use advanced football data to make sense of all the happenings around the league. This week's topics include the two "Most Important Games of the Week" for playoff odds: the Packers vs Saints matchup and the Bengals vs Steelers divisional clash. Then, the guys are joined by Atlanta Falcons expert Charles McDonald to discuss the Super Bowl rematch between the Falcons and Patriots.
Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders and Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions break down all the NFL action, including the play of the Eagles (1:30), the NFL injury epidemic (9:00), Packers-Vikings (16:00), Lions-Saints (28:00), and an interesting team-building take on how to beat the salary cap (36:00).
With one quarter of the season complete, Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders debate the top performers by position based on their advanced statistics (2:30). Then, the guys take a break from Tank-watch in favor of the young QBs getting their start on Sundays, including Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff, and what to expect from Mitch Trubitsky (19:40). Last, Aaron explains why the "Most Important Game of the Week" for playoff odds is Seahawks @ Rams (26:00).