Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders take a look at how the playoff picture is shaping up in both conferences through the lens of DVOA (1:00). Then, they break down the key Week 17 games from each conference. In the NFC, Seattle needs a win against Arizona to keep their playoff hopes alive, while Atlanta’s divisional matchup against Carolina has implications for both teams (15:15). In the AFC, the Chargers need to take care of business against the Raiders to keep the pressure on the Titans, who with a win could earn a return trip to Jacksonville in the Wild Card round (23:45).
Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders revisit Tankapalooza with a breakdown of some of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class including Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, and Mason Rudolph (1:00). Then, the guys turn their attention to the Playoff race (18:55). In this week’s Most Important Game For Playoff Odds, the Falcons travel to New Orleans for a rematch with the Saints (22:30). And in the Most Important Game for Super Bowl Odds, the Patriots come off their thriller with the Steelers to take on the Bills and try to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs (27:30).
Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the impact of the Carson Wentz injury on the Eagles Super Bowl chances and break down the analytics behind three key Week 15 matchups. The Chargers take on the Chiefs in this week’s Most Important Game For Playoff Odds (3:15), the Patriots face the Steelers in a likely AFC Championship Game Preview (9:15), and the Seahawks look to keep their playoff hopes alive against a Rams team with bigger goals in front of them (18:15).
Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the firing of Sashi Brown by the Cleveland Browns and the implications on analytics in football. Then, the guys do a deep dive on the Vikings and try to figure out what has happened to Cowboys’ receiver Dez Bryant. Finally, the Most Important Games of the Week are Raiders vs Chiefs (Playoffs) and the 3rd annual DVOA Bowl between the Rams and Eagles.
Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the analytics behind all the latest happenings around the league. This week, the guys discuss the Giants quarterback situation, the defensive players around the NFL who draw the most holding penalties, and the Most Important Games of the Week: Lions-Ravens and Panthers-Saints, including a deep dive on rookie RBs Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey.