December 2016 - Washington Redskins Wiretap

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)

Dec 21, 2016 10:35 AM

The NFL has very teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA: the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are 9-5 after winning five straight games and must beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16 to ensure their place in the playoffs. Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs are the closest team to joining the Steelers in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 12th.

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots rank first and second overall in DVOA as they rank second and third, respectively in Offensive DVOA but 20th and 19th in Defensive DVOA. The Atlanta Falcons rank first in Offensive DVOA, 27th in Defensive and fourth overall. The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders have similar splits as the Cowboys and Patriots, while the Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants are the inverse of those teams with top-5 defenses and offenses below the NFL mean.

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Jay Gruden Blasts Washington After Loss To Cardinals

Dec 5, 2016 9:39 AM

Jay Gruden chewed out Washington after Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Gruden's voice carried through the walls of the locker room after the team lost their second-straight game.

"This is the hottest I've ever seen him," defensive end Chris Baker said. "He has every right to be as mad as he is because we're too good for this. If we want to get to that next step and have another chance to get to the playoffs, we have to handle our business."

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Eagles Likely To Pursue DeSean Jackson In Offseason

Dec 4, 2016 11:03 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to pursue DeSean Jackson in free agency.

Multiple teams believe Jackson, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, could return to Philadelphia. 

Washington is unlikely to use the franchise tag on Jackson.

Jackson and Doug Pederson are said to be big admirers of each other.

Jackson spent his first six seasons in Philadelphia, reaching three Pro Bowls and posting 356 receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns, before signing with Washington prior to the 2014 season.

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