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October 10, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look back at the most important games from last week: Buccaneers at Saints (0:44), Ravens at Steelers (2:05) and Packers at Cowboys (2:56) and break down the biggest contests for Week 6: Lions at Packers (7:10), Eagles and Vikings (11:57) and 49ers at Rams (15:13). Injury expert John Verros (@VerrosJohn) closes the show with updates on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (24:10) and 49ers FB Kyle Juszczyk (26:21).
October 4, 2019
On today’s episode: Most important games of the week Tampa Bay @ New Orleans Baltimore @ Pittsburgh Green Bay @ Dallas NESSIS (New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports) recap with Sports Info Solutions researcher Alex Vigderman John Verros’ injury insights Devante Adams Mitchell Trubisky SISDataHub.com FootballOutsiders.com SportsInfoSolutionsBlog.com Instagram: @sportsinfosolutions
September 26, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) break down the biggest games for NFL Week 4: Browns-Ravens (1:02), Vikings-Bears (12:18) and Cowboys-Saints (17:10). The episode concludes with a look at injuries to Cam Newton and Saquon Barkley with SIS expert John Verros (@VerrosJohn) (24:48). Email the show with feedback at offthecharts@sportsinfosolutions.com and follow on Twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and Instagram @sportsinfosolutions.
September 19, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) welcome EstablishTheRun.com's Evan Silva (@evansilva) and SIS's Corey March (@marchmadness26) to the show for a discussion about how recent injuries at the QB position will impact fantasy football moving forward, focusing specifically on the Giants (4:23), Jets (9:08), Saints (13:02), Steelers (15:52), Jaguars (21:04) and Panthers (24:10). They also look ahead to NFL Week 3: Texans-Chargers (35:13), Lions-Eagles (41:36) and Ravens-Chiefs (45:55).
September 12, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) take a look back at Week 1 of the NFL season, focusing on the Cowboys-Giants (1:01), Rams-Panthers (2:05) and Titans-Browns (4:19) and then examine the most important Week 2 games: Vikings-Packers (9:46), Chiefs-Raiders (13:55), Colts-Titans (16:37) and Saints-Rams (21:34). John Verros (@VerrosJohn) also joins the show to look at some impactful injuries heading into this week (29:00).
September 5, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) look ahead to Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season. Matt and Aaron react to the most recent Antonio Brown drama (0:35), discuss some of the things they're most looking forward to this year (1:40) and break down the three most important games of the week: the Giants at Cowboys (6:45), Rams at Panthers (18:03) and Titans at Browns (25:48).
August 30, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of SIS and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome Brian Fremeau (@bcfremeau), creator of FEI Ratings, to the show to preview the 2019 NCAA Football season. The group explains the FEI Ratings (1:48) and then looks at each major conference to examine the top contenders, starting with the SEC (4:59) and moving to the ACC (9:31), Big Ten (14:30), Big 12 (17:49) and finishing up with the Pac 12 (22:20) before ending with playoff predictions (27:35).
August 29, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) discuss the shocking retirement of Andrew Luck and what to expect from the 2019 Indianapolis Colts with Jacoby Brissett at the helm in this special mini-episode. Stay tuned for a full episode featuring our 2019 NCAA Football Preview that will be published bright and early on FRIDAY AT 8:00 A.M.
August 22, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) welcome Corey March (@marchmadness26) to the show to talk fantasy risers and fallers. The trio examines Andrew Luck (2:23), Lamar Jackson (7:29), Tony Pollard (10:06), the RB situation in Chicago (14:54), how to handle the Zeke and Gordon holdouts (16:53) and Chiefs backs (18:56). The episode closes with a look at projections for Josh Gordon (24:11), Emmanuel Sanders (27:21), Curtis Samuel (28:31), Vance McDonald (30:25) and Jared Cook (33:24).
August 15, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) welcome members of the SIS R&D staff to the show to discuss their articles on three of last year's rookie quarterbacks. Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) kicks things off by discussing his research on Sam Darnold (0:46), and he's followed by Nate Weller (@natewellerr) talking about Josh Allen (6:30) and Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus) talking about Josh Rosen (13:34).
August 8, 2019
Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions (@SportsInfo_SIS) and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) break down all the key matchups in the game behind the game. For more, check out: sportsinfosolutions.com footballoutsiders.com sportsinfosolutionsblog.com SISDataHub.com
August 1, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders dive into the Football Outsiders Almanac 2019. Matt and Aaron examine what goes into Expected Win Total Predictions (2:10) and look at the Browns (4:02), Ravens (7:59), Steelers (13:11), Saints (17:02), Chargers (22:48), Lions (29:31), Buccaneers (34:54), Broncos (37:23), Falcons (46:01) and Bills (47:59). They also touch on NCAA football projections (51:19) and talk about top prospects (53:48).
July 25, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes SIS Business Development Analyst and fantasy sports expert Corey March (@marchmadness26) to the show to talk all things fantasy football. Matt and Corey break down the best value picks at quarterback (2:52), running back (12:42), wide receiver (20:27) and then discuss rookies that could make an impact on your fantasy team at the QB (31:36), WR (38:29) and RB (47:00) positions.
July 18, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes SIS Injury Coordinator John Verros (@VerrosJohn) to the show to examine some of the highest profile injury risks for the upcoming fantasy season. John gives his expert opinion on a handful of quarterbacks (1:48), running backs (15:13), wide receivers (22:00) and tight ends (28:33) who are coming off injuries and provides insight into what to expect from them in 2019.
July 11, 2019
Scott Spratt helped start the SIS Football Department in 2015, and he is the newest member of the Football Outsiders family. Topics include Melvin Gordon's holdout (1:30), what Scott's research on pressure rates can tell us about the future performance of different quarterbacks and defenses (7:40), the history of the SIS-FO partnership (16:50), and what to expect from Cam Newton, Luke Keuchly, and the Carolina Panthers in 2019 (27:00). Brought to you by SISDataHub.com
July 4, 2019
In this special holiday episode, former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome John Shirley (@JshirleyAK) of the SIS R&D team to the show to discuss his recent article at FO arguing that the Zero Blitz should be utilized more often (0:35). The podcast concludes with a re-air of Matt's appearance on The TaekCast (@taekcast) with Davis Mattek (@DavisMattek) from October 26, 2018 (10:28).
June 27, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders give a handful of offseason updates including a new hiring at Football Outsiders (0:36), the debate between play action in shotgun vs. under center (3:31), a look at the "Defeats" leaderboard for the 2018 season (12:40) and which defensive skill set they would most like to have (19:04).
June 20, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome Nate Weller (@NateWellerr) of SIS to the show to look at some of the toughest fantasy workload projections for the upcoming season, specifically at RB groups for the Rams (0:47), Eagles (5:08), Bears (10:32) and WR groups for the 49ers (14:07), Packers (16:03) and Ravens (21:38). Nate also updates everyone on a new stat he's working on called "Predictive Completions" (27:30).
June 13, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) of Inside the League back to the show to talk about the Texans' firing of GM Brian Gaine (1:09), the increased power of head coaches within NFL organizations (6:24), where the Texas might look to fill that open GM position (12:30) and how the hiring of Joe Douglas will impact both the Jets and the Eagles (19:57).
June 6, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes special guest Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) of Inside The League to the show to discuss a bevy of topics including different NFL scouting department models (3:34), how Inside The League got started (30:03), projects he's currently working on (37:15), his thoughts on other football leagues such as the AAF and the XFL (49:26) and the hiring practices of NFL front offices (55:15).
May 31, 2019
Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders do a deep dive on the Raiders confusing offseason and then analyze what the differences between DVOA and Total Points with and without pressure can tell us about various quarterbacks and secondaries around the NFL.
May 23, 2019
Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes members of the SIS scouting staff to the show to provide interesting insights into their favorite NFL teams. Matt talks to Justin Stine (@j_stine31) about the Rams (0:48), Dan Foehrenbach (@FoehrenbachD) about the Titans (8:01), John Todd (@therealjohntodd) about the Redskins (10:53), Noah Gatsik (@IamThatNoah) about the Eagles (14:10), and John Shirley (@JshirleyAK) about the Packers (16:51).
May 16, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders examine the Jets' firing of GM Mike Maccagnan (0:27) and discuss the Giants running game using Dan Pizzuta's (@DanPizzuta) recent post on Big Blue View (8:46). The duo also does a deep-dive into a new stat from SIS called Targets Above Expectation (20:12) and breaks down the best and worst draft classes according to the SIS Football Rookie Handbook (30:43).
May 9, 2019
In a special re-aired edition of the Off the Charts Football Podcast from 2016, Aaron Schatz and Ben Muth of Football Outsiders interview former Offensive Line Coach Howard Mudd. The interview hits on Mudd's thoughts on what characteristics he looked for in offensive linemen, what skills he thought were coachable, stories about his players and teams--including the Manning-era Colts--and what is wrong with offensive line play in today's NFL.
May 2, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders take issue with "Football Analytics Twitter" (3:31) before doing a breakdown of the draft moves made by the Cardinals (7:31), Falcons (9:33), Ravens (12:45), Bills (13:50), Panthers (14:40), Bears (15:42), Bengals (17:11), Browns (18:06), Colts (18:53), Jaguars (20:05), Dolphins (21:19), Patriots (22:31), Eagles (25:05), Seahawks (26:11), 49ers (27:31), Redskins (28:08) and Saints (29:04).
April 26, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders break down the good, the bad, and the ugly from the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft and look at some of the top players still on the board heading into Day 2.
April 25, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders give you a quick teaser for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft including an examination of the storylines surrounding the quarterbacks (0:36) and an in-depth look at the Frank Clark trade between the Chiefs and the Seahawks (6:10).
April 18, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome NFL Next Gen researcher, UCLA researcher/recruiting assistant and former SIS video scout Keegan Abdoo (@KeeganAbdoo) to the show to talk about NFL draft strategies (1:02), maximizing trade value during the draft (11:35), the future of Josh Rosen (14:05), defensive research on man vs. zone splits (20:36), and Keegan's career trajectory from college through SIS to where he is today (29:41).
April 16, 2019
Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) looks at the San Diego Padres (@Padres) upgrading the left side of their infield (0:52), welcomes New York Times national baseball writer Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) to the show to talk pitching and his new book (2:50), sits down with Andrew Kyne (@Andrew_Kyne) of SIS to examine early defensive trends (17:26) and answer questions from the listeners (23:59), and finishes with a couple "Ridiculous Numbers of the Day" (28:04).
April 11, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes fellow SIS employees John Todd (@therealjohntodd) and Nathan Cooper (@coopaloop08) back to the show to break down the top prospects and best sleepers for the upcoming NFL draft among the offensive line (1:08), running back (16:17), tight end (26:02) and linebacker (32:30) position groups based on the SIS Football Rookie Handbook rankings.
April 4, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders discuss some of the best under-the-radar moves of the NFL offseason so far. The dynamic duo points specifically to signings by the Steelers (3:35), Panthers (5:22), Patriots (6:44), Packers (9:57) and Chiefs (11:59) while awarding the favorite/most interesting moves to whichever team trades for Josh Rosen (19:04) and the Bills' additions on offense (21:32).
March 28, 2019
Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) gives the listeners an inside look into some of the departments here at Sports Info Solutions. Matt welcomes Senior Operations Analyst/Football Coordinator Dan Foehrenbach (@FoehrenbachD) to discuss the Ops department (1:40), Business Development Analyst Corey March (@marchmadness26) to talk about what's happening on the business side (10:29) and Research Analyst Bryce Rossler (@btrossler) to give insight into what our R&D team is working on for the upcoming year (19:12).
March 26, 2019
Welcome to the pilot episode of the SIS Baseball Podcast with Sports Info Solutions Senior Research Analyst Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays). Mark discusses his spotlight player for 2019 (0:48), welcomes The Athletic's Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) to the show to talk about shifting and defense (4:04) and introduces new stat developments at SIS with research associate Andrew Kyne (@Andrew_Kyne) (12:45).
March 21, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome Bleacher Report's Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) to the show to discuss his recent Twitter beef with some in the football analytics community about the Khalil Mack trade and tanking in the NFL.
March 14, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders welcome RotoGrinders Director of Data & Analytics Kevin Cole (@Cole_Kev) to the show to discuss the crazy week in NFL free agency (1:13) and what DFS/Fantasy can tell us about real sports (18:05).
March 7, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders profile some potential surprise contenders for the 2019 NFL season. Matt and Aaron discuss what the Browns (3:12), 49ers (10:46), Broncos (16:54) and Buccaneers (20:42) need to do during the offseason to take the next step to contender status for the upcoming season.
February 28, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders have a discussion about how to evaluate quarterbacks (1:05), wide receivers (12:28), running backs (19:13), and edge rushers (24:31) using NFL Combine results as well as analytics to project how players will transition from college to the pros.
February 21, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes SIS lead football scouts Nathan Cooper (@coopaloop08) and John Todd (@therealjohntodd) to the show to break down two more position groups from the SIS Football Rookie Handbook: the wide receivers (1:03) and the cornerbacks (19:58).
February 14, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions welcomes special guest Nathan Cooper (@coopaloop08), also of Sports Info Solutions, to talk about the upcoming SIS Rookie Handbook draft guide. Matt and Nate discuss the process of creating the book (1:19) and look at the quarterback (10:44) and defensive line (31:33) classes for the upcoming draft.
February 7, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian (@mattmano) of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) of Football Outsiders discuss all things Super Bowl LIII including overall takeaways from the game (1:17), the Patriots' defensive scheme that shut the Rams down (8:00), the questionable offensive decisions on the LA side (11:56), the outstanding job performed by the NE offensive line, insight on if Gronk will be calling it quits (17:10) and discussion about the Alliance of American Football (20:06).
January 31, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the big game between the Rams and Patriots. The guys give an in-depth breakdown of the match-ups for when the Rams have the ball (0:55), when the Patriots have the ball (12:56) and conclude with their final thoughts on Super Bowl LIII (27:37).
January 24, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders recap a wild Championship Sunday (Rams at Saints (0:46) and Patriots at Chiefs (10:19)) and hand out their end-of-season awards, including: Single Game Performance by a QB (18:38), Single Game Performance by a WR (20:55), Single Game Performance by a RB (23:28), Seasonal QB (24:37), Seasonal RB (27:39), Seasonal TE (30:03), Seasonal WR (32:05) and Seasonal Defensive Player (33:22).
January 17, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the effect of home-field advantage on this weekend's conference championship games (0:45) and deep dive into the Rams vs. Saints (9:03) and Patriots vs. Chiefs (17:44).
January 10, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the recent NFL coaching hires as well as the few openings that are still left (0:30) and preview the four Divisional Round playoff games this weekend: Colts vs. Chiefs (8:14), Cowboys vs. Rams (16:02), Chargers vs. Patriots (22:53), and Eagles vs. Saints (31:05).
January 3, 2019
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders take a spin on the coaching carousel (0:30) and preview all of this weekend's Wild Card games: Colts vs Texans (10:31), Seahawks vs Cowboys (16:26), Chargers vs Ravens (21:46), and Eagles vs Bears (33:14).
December 20, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the Josh Gordon news and how it will affect the Patriots (0:26), look back at the top Week 15 games including the Dolphins at Vikings (4:13), Patriots at Steelers (5:15), Eagles at Rams (7:32) and look at the best Week 16 matchups: Ravens at Chargers (11:50), Redskins at Titans (17:03), Chiefs at Seahawks (20:04) and Steelers at Saints (24:43).
December 14, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the Chargers and their comeback win over the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football (0:40), look back at the biggest games from Week 14 including the Eagles at Cowboys (9:59), Vikings at Seahawks (13:59), Ravens at Chiefs (17:27) and preview the most important games for Week 15: Dolphins at Vikings (20:29), Patriots at Steelers (24:30) and Eagles at Rams (29:08).
December 6, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders take a look at the playoff picture as we head into December (0:32), look back at the top games of Week 13 including the Chargers at Steelers (5:01), Redskins at Eagles (6:05), Vikings at Patriots (7:03) and discuss the best Week 14 matchups including the Eagles at Cowboys (11:16), Vikings at Seahawks (18:57) and Ravens at Chiefs (22:25).
November 29, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders react to the benching of Blake Bortles (0:50), discuss the Ravens deciding between Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson (7:55) and look ahead to the top games of Week 13 including the Redskins at Eagles (15:27), Chargers at Steelers (20:11), and Vikings at Patriots (27:59).
November 15, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders check in from out of town to discuss the impact of Le'Veon Bell not reporting to the Steelers and Hugh Jackson returning to the Bengals, look back at the top games from Week 10 and preview the best contests for Week 11.
November 9, 2018
Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders welcome Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report to the podcast to discuss all things NFL. The trio looks at the state of the Philadelphia Eagles, the addition of Dez Bryant to the New Orleans Saints' offense, looks back at the Week 9 Games of the Week: Steelers at Ravens, Packers at Patriots, Rams at Saints and previews the top games of Week 10: Cowboys at Eagles, Dolphins at Packers and Seahawks at Rams.
November 1, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders tackle all the biggest NFL news and notes from a busy week. The pair gives their thoughts on the trade deadline, the coaching changes in Cleveland and reveal their top midseason performers. They also discuss the top games from Week 8 and look ahead to the best matchups of Week 9.
October 25, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the analytics behind going for two when trailing and whether tanking is a viable option in today's NFL. The duo also looks back at the top games from Week 7 of the NFL season and previews the best Week 8 matchups.
October 18, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders play a game of "Are They For Real", look back at the top games of Week 6 of the NFL season and look ahead to the best matchups of Week 7.
October 11, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss DVOA movers and shakers, some of the biggest games of Week 5 of the 2018 NFL season and look ahead to the top matchups in Week 6.
October 4, 2018
Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the incredible start to the season for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes, look back to the Week 4 "Games of the Week" and preview the top three (plus a bonus) "Games of the Week" for Week 5 of the NFL season.
September 27, 2018
The Rundown: Matt asks Aaron his take on Gronk threatening to retire (0:30) Look back at Week 3’s Biggest Matchups including a look at Rodgers, Brees, and Bortles (2:30) SISDataHub.com Free Trial Info (10:15) Ravens at Steelers Preview: Another Classic Showdown? (12:00) Bucs at Bears Preview: Fitzpatrick vs Winston discussion (16:30) Dolphins at Patriots Preview: Are the Dolphins for real? (27:45)
September 20, 2018
September 13, 2018
Matt Manocherian and Aaron Schatz look back at their biggest takeaways from Week 1 of the NFL season and look ahead to Week 2 and what they expect from some of the top games on the schedule.
September 4, 2018
Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders break down the analytical side of the NFL.
April 25, 2018
Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders break down the 10 questions on everybody's mind heading into the NFL Draft.  Don't miss their unique analytic take on all the top prospects.
February 1, 2018
Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders break down all the key matchups to help you get prepared for the Super Bowl. Don’t miss out on the most in-depth analysis of the big game that you can find anywhere, including personnel grouping matchups, coverages, and blocking schemes.
January 18, 2018
Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders break down the pivotal matchups that will decide who goes to the Super Bowl.  Special thanks to Matt Ducondi, Dan DiGiuseppe, and Keegan Abdoo for their outstanding research towards this episode.
January 12, 2018
Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders react to the stunning FBS National Championship Game with a breakdown of some of the key X’s and O’s that helped decide the game (1:00). Then, before previewing the individual matchups, they examine a key common bond that the final eight playoff teams share (6:45). Falcons @ Eagles (9:25) Titans @ Patriots (18:30) Jaguars @ Steelers (23:20) Saints @ Vikings (29:50)
January 4, 2018
Former NFL Scout Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and football analytics pioneer Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders preview all of the matchups from the Wild Card round, but first they revisit the performances of Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson in their Bowl games (1:10). Then, the guys tackle Titans @ Chiefs (6:50), Falcons @ Rams (13:20), Bills @ Jaguars (18:30), and Panthers @ Saints (21:30).
December 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). In the NFC, Seattle vs Arizona and Atlanta vs Carolina are the games to watch (15:15), while in the AFC, Chargers vs Raiders and Titans vs Jaguars have the largest impacts on determining the Wild Card round (23:45).
December 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 (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 take on the Bills (27:30).
December 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 (18:15).
December 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.
December 1, 2017
Aaron live from New Orleans! 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.
November 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, 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.
November 17, 2017
Sports Info Solutions' Matt Manocherian and Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz react to the Bills benching of Tyrod Taylor (1:15) and try to make sense of the Broncos' recent defensive struggles (5:40).  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).
November 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?!
October 26, 2017
Matt Manocherian, former NFL scout and currently of Sports Info Solutions, and Aaron Schatz, the man behind Football Outsiders, begin the week 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.
October 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.
October 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).
October 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).
September 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.
September 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. Does the scouting match the analytics
September 14, 2017
Matt Manocherian of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders engage "National Jump to Conclusions Week," including Patriots-Chiefs, 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 Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson, and the "Most Important Game of the Week."  Follow us on twitter @SportsInfo_SIS and @FBOutsiders
September 8, 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, and we'll preview the "Most Important Game of the Week" for playoff odds: Giants vs Cowboys.  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 do
February 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?
January 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?
January 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?
January 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?
December 29, 2016
Greg Thomas of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the playoff picture in both the AFC and NFC.  With all six teams settled in the AFC, they discuss New England's potential path to the Super Bowl as the number two overall team in DVOA.  They also preview the games that will determine the playoff teams in the NFC, as well as discuss which teams pose the biggest threat to the Dallas, the number one overall team in DVOA, making the Super Bowl.
December 22, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders preview the Steelers vs. Ravens game that could determine the AFC North.  How have the Steelers become the hottest team in football, and are the Ravens built to stop them?  Then, they discuss the many scenarios that could play out for the 2nd NFC Wild Card.
December 15, 2016
Joe Rosales of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the two hot Bay teams, Green Bay and Tampa Bay.  Which one is better positioned to make the playoffs with their recent play?  Have either teams made clear improvements that would indicate their recent play is sustainable?  Then, they debate MVP candidates.  Do the lack of standouts quarterback candidates make a running back a potential winner?  What about an even more non-traditional candidate?  Finally, they go back and forth on Jeff Fisher, interim Rams coach John Fassel, and special teams coordinators.
December 9, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders recap the important Chiefs win over the Raiders.  How does that game affect both teams' playoff and Super Bowl odds?  Has the Chiefs defense improved markedly since Justin Houston rejoined the team?  Then, they talk Lions, and how they've been the polar opposite of the Eagles this season.  Are they getting better?  And if so, which players are mostly responsible?  Finally, they close with a preview of the Ravens vs. Patriots game on Monday night.
December 2, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the lack of elite teams in the NFL this season and break down the top 5 DVOA teams.  Do any of those teams have a chance to become even better?  Where do their playoff and Super Bowl odds stack up?  What do the recent injuries to Desmond Trufant and Rob Gronkowski do to their respective team's chances?  Then, they close with a preview of the Dolphins vs. Ravens game, in a matchup of one of the best rushing attacks against one of the best run defenses in DVOA history.
November 23, 2016
In the Thanksgiving Week edition of the Off the Charts Football Podcast, Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders recap the DVOA Bowl between the No. 1 and No. 2 DVOA teams from a week ago, the Eagles and Seahawks.  Then, they previous the exciting slate of Thanksgiving day games, touching on the playoff implications of each of the matchups.
November 18, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders break down the Dolphins and Giants.  How have the Dolphins won 4 straight games and risen to 6th in DVOA?  How good is Jay Ajayi, and how much have their offensive and defensive lines factored into the resurgence?  Meanwhile, are the Giants really "peaking at the right time" or is that a myth?  How have the Giants been so successful on defense even though some traditional stats like sacks don't put them at the top of the league?  Finally, they discuss Rivers McCown's top 25 breakout players article that was published on ESPN Insider.
November 10, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders try to make sense of suddenly tight NFC North.  Is the Vikings' offensive line going to be their undoing?  Are the Packers better than their record would indicate?  Will the Lions' remaining schedule allow them to potentially sneak into the playoffs?  Then, the pivot to the best division in football to talk about the Raiders, fresh off their resounding win over the Broncos.  Are the Broncos a good matchup for the Raiders?  And does that win create some separation from them and the rest of the division in the playoff standings?  Finally, they close by discussing the phenomenal slate of games in Week 10.  Which are the most important for the playoffs?
November 3, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders explain why the Patriots are the No. 4 team in DVOA and not the No. 1 team, and they try to figure out why the Patriots traded Jamie Collins.  Then, they discuss the Chiefs' rise up the DVOA boards, how good they would look if you removed their blowout loss to the Steelers in Week 4, and whether they can survive without their starting quarterback and running back.  Finally, they try to make sense of a crazy NFC Wild Card picture.
October 27, 2016
Greg Thomas of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the Eagles retaking the No. 1 DVOA position and what their Week 8 matchup with the No. 5 Cowboys will look like.  Despite the 32nd ranked Defensive DVOA, they also discuss how the Lions have maintained their win streak.  Last week's Bills vs. Dolphins game and each team's prospects going forward are then reviewed as well.  Finally, Aaron begins to discuss his research on the Field Goal kicking struggles so far this season.
October 20, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders break down the AFC West race.  They explain their thoughts on Denver's recent losing streak and fading offense, the impact of the Chiefs' 2-0 division start on their playoff odds, and Oakland's and San Diego's front-loaded schedules.  Then, they discuss the rising playoff odds of the Washington Redskins and how they've become a more balanced team than in 2015.  Finally, they close with the Titans, who have followed the Seahawks formula to take control of the AFC South.
October 13, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders break down how the Vikings have become the No. 1 DVOA team in football.  Will their inability to run the ball be a problem for them, and is there anything they can do about that weakness?  Then, they discuss whether they were too quick to write off the Bills and how good their defense can become.  Finally, Scott laments and Aaron explains that the NFC South race may already be over.
October 6, 2016
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss how Seattle joined the top 4 in DVOA despite a soft schedule and a porous offensive line.  Then, they hit on a trio of offensive-skewing teams in the Raiders, Falcons, and Cowboys.  And, finally, they close talking the Jets, who are now 32nd in the league in DVOA--yes, they are behind the Browns.
September 30, 2016
Joe Rosales of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the Bengals' start to the season. Is the Bengals offense really one of the better offenses in the league? How much do they miss Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and Tyler Eifert? Then, they move on to one of the more surprising games of Week 2, Philadelphia's blowout of Pittsburgh. How does Carson Wentz and the Eagles' 5th ranked offense in DVOA compare to Dak Prescot and the Cowboys' 4th ranked offensive DVOA? Should Steelers fans be worried? And they finish with some discussion about the how the trend of defense driving the overall success of teams over the last couple seasons.
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