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Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the analytical side of the NFL.
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Dec 28, 2017

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).

Dec 22, 2017

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).

Dec 14, 2017

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).

Dec 7, 2017

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.

Dec 1, 2017

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.

Nov 23, 2017

Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders is joined by Matt Manocherian and Alex Vigderman of Sports Info Solutions to discuss all things football.  Topics include Marcell Dareus and his impact on the Bills and Jaguars, the Eagles deep backfield, and the Chiefs struggles vs Cover 2.  Then, the guys revisit Tankapalooza with analysis of what one metric thinks of Baker Mayfield, Mason Rudolph, Lamar Jackson, Josh Rosen, and Sam Darnold.  Finally, they break down the Most Important Games of the Week: Ravens vs Texans and Saints vs Rams.

Nov 17, 2017

Sports Info Solutions' Matt Manocherian and Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz begin by reacting to the Bills benching of Tyrod Taylor (1:15) and trying to make sense of the Broncos' recent defensive struggles (5:40).  Next, the Most Important Game of the Week for playoff odds is the MNF matchup, Falcons at Seahawks (9:45), and for Super Bowl odds is Rams at Vikings (14:15).  Then, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate joins the show for a deep dive on a team that Matt spent several years scouting for, the Saints (21:30).

Nov 10, 2017

President of Football Outsiders Aaron Schatz and former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions break down the analytics behind all of this week's NFL action.  Topics include breaking down the second year success of last year's top two picks, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, the Packers struggles with Brett Hundley, Adrian Peterson running against a loaded box, and previews of this week's most important games for playoff odds - Cowboys at Falcons - and Super Bowl odds - Chargers at Jaguars?!

Oct 26, 2017

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.

Oct 20, 2017

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.

Oct 12, 2017

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).

Oct 6, 2017

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).

Sep 28, 2017

Join Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders and Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions as they break down the numbers behind all the action from this week in football.  Then, the guys are joined by special guest Mike Tanier, the NFL National Lead Writer for Bleacher Report, for deep dives into the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles.

Sep 22, 2017

Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders talk offensive line issues, the downfield passing of Carson Wentz and Alex Smith, the differences between Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker's roles in the Dolphins offense, and the two Most Important Games of the Week.  Then, special guest NFL Scout Ryan Hollern, formerly of the Saints and Bills, joins us to discuss the prospects that he has had his eyes on in the early part of the season.  Join us to find out if the scouting matches the analytics!

Sep 14, 2017

Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders engage "National Jump to Conclusions Week," including Patriots-Chiefs by the numbers, the Rams leading the league in DVOA, the "reality football" implications of the David Johnson injury, revisiting Marshawn Lynch's fit in Oakland, and the surprising performance of Nelson Agholor for the Eagles.  Also: playoff odds anomalies, "Tank-watch" explores the potential of Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson as NFL players, and the "Most Important Game of the Week."  Follow us on twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and @FBOutsiders.

Sep 8, 2017

This week on Off The Charts: What can we expect this year from some of the NFL players who have switched teams in 2017?  Will Marshawn Lynch fit Oakland's power running game?  Is Jay Cutler actually an upgrade over Ryan Tannehill?  And what kind of impact can we expect from DeSean Jackson in Tampa Bay?  Also, we begin our "Tank-watch" with a look into Josh Rosen's charting stats from his uneven opening week game, and we'll preview the "Most Important Game of the Week" for playoff odds, where the winner of Giants-Cowboys will double their chances of making the postseason relative to the loser.  Join Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders and Matt Manocherian, formerly a scout with the Saints and Browns and currently of Sports Info Solutions, as they break it all down.

Feb 1, 2017

Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders break down the Patriots vs. Falcons Super Bowl.  Given the Patriots' defensive advantage, should they be considered bigger favorites?  What has contributed to both teams' defensive improvements in the 2nd half, and can those factors make a difference in the Super Bowl?  Where did Chris Hogan come from?  How big a deal is Alex Mack's injury?  And can the Patriots shut down Julio Jones?

Jan 19, 2017

Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the AFC and NFC championship matchups.  Is it normal for the final 4 quarterbacks to be so good?  Has Matt Ryan been even better than Aaron Rodgers in recent weeks?  Can either the Falcons or Packers defense at all stop what the other team is doing offensively?  Will the Patriots be able to disrupt Roethlisberger, and will they even try to?  Will the Steelers be able to get to Brady like how the Texans could?  And why is Dion Lewis so good?

Jan 12, 2017

Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders lead off with a discussion of some of the NFL news, including some coaching hires and the Chargers moving to Los Angeles.  Then, they break down all of this weekend's playoff games.  Will the Seahawks continue to have success on the ground against the Falcons, and can the Falcons throw on the Seahawks?  Why is the Texans' Defensive DVOA rating much worse than their total yards allowed rating?  Have the Patriots become the one great team in the "Year of No Great Teams", and how often are the Patriots the No. 1 team in DVOA?  Why are the Steelers so good defensively, and what will happen in their matchup with the Chiefs given that both teams are so balanced?  Are the Packers all about Aaron Rodgers, or will losing Jordy Nelson hurt them?  And will the Packers be able to stop the Cowboys' excellent running game?

Jan 5, 2017

Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the 4 playoff games this Wild Card weekend.  Were the Raiders overrated even before Derek Carr's injury, and are the less equipped to deal with his injury than other teams are with QB injuries?  Are the Texans the worst playoff team ever?  Are the Seahawks still strong enough with all of their injuries to handle Detroit?  Will the Dolphins' and Giants' pass rushes be major factors in their games against the Steelers and Packers, or are those opponents too hot?

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