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September 25, 2017

2017 Week 3 NFL Rizzi Standings

After a long summer, we’ve finally made it through the first slate of NFL games. That means we’re less than a week away from eliminating teams from eliminating at least three teams from playoff contention. Each week, Setting the Edge is […]
September 24, 2017

Setting the Edge: Episode 49, with Josina Anderson

ESPN’s Josina Anderson joined the show to discuss her life as a female, black reporter, early career bloopers, and a potential ESPN vs NFL Network combine event. You can find us on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Don’t forget […]
September 22, 2017

Thursday Bright Football (Week 3): What Would the Rams Have Done on a Hypothetical Fourth Down?

Gambling on NFL games is a pecado, but this is where this question stemmed from. The Los Angeles Rams were 2.5-point favorites at the time of Setting the Edge‘s Week 3 gambling picks. I, unfortunately, decided to side with them […]
September 21, 2017

Contextualizing the Run: Offensive Run-Game Win Percentage – Week 2

OrW tracks both teams and players and evaluates one thing—the frequency with which the subject can win the play by running the ball. How do we define this? An offensive run-game win is any run play (excluding kneel-downs) that keeps […]
September 20, 2017

Setting the Edge, Episode 48: Setting the Hedge Week 3

Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers Justis: Rams -2.5 Charles: (teaser) Rams +3.5, Eagles +1 Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars Justis: Ravens -3.5 Charles: Ravens -3.5 New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles Justis: Under 43.5 Charles: (teaser) Eagles +1, […]
September 19, 2017

The Update: Week 2

The Update is a series of adjusted statistics used to measure the efficiency of NFL teams relative to the average team. Positive numbers will always mean a good thing for a given team, offensively or defensively, while negative numbers will always mean […]
September 19, 2017

Philip Rivers and the Chargers Exist in a Living Hell

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is going through a historical stretch of football that we need to embrace. The AFC West Gods put a magic spell on Tim Tebow for his “Tebow Time” stretch, and we see the inverse of the […]
September 19, 2017

Week 2 QB Spotlight: Can Deshaun Watson be a Viable Franchise Quarterback?

By David Kang In a trend of reviewing rookie QBs, this week’s QB spotlight belongs to Deshaun Watson! To preface, it is important to consider the context of this particular game when evaluating Watson. It’s his first NFL start off […]