01 Feb 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz
The Colts have offense. The Bears have defense. But an NFL game is never that simple. Chicago's defense was trending downwards, the Indianapolis defense trending upwards -- until both reverted to form two weeks ago. Is Rex Grossman actually Trent Dilfer, or is Peyton Manning actually Albert Pujols? Here's the Football Outsiders preview of Super Bowl XLI, packed to the gills with numbers and stats.
143 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2007, 11:45am by Nathan
01 Feb 2007, 12:43pm by Alex Carnevale
This week: Tony Dungy is the nicest guy in the world, Peyton Manning and Brian Urlacher are aware of each other's existence, and Hispanic sports fans apparently have never seen Tony Gonzalez introduce himself on Sunday Night Football. Plus: Tony Dungy, still the nicest guy in the world one sentence later!
35 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2007, 3:06pm by Alex
31 Jan 2007, 11:07am by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky
You know it. You love it. You've waited all season for it. Now, finally, it's here and it's everything you imagined. This isn't an outtake for Bruce Campbell's Old Spice commercial. Instead, it's Scramble's Fourth Annual Super Bowl Prop Bet Extravaganza, starring Sky Low Low, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lady Sovereign, and Goldberg from The Mighty Ducks. Have 22 pieces of paper handy? Let's get started.
90 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 4:01pm by Zac
30 Jan 2007, 11:10pm by Michael David Smith
Do the Colts have a good offensive line, or do the skill players on the great Indianapolis offense mask some real problems up front? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
74 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2007, 10:42pm by Rob Sartelle
26 Jan 2007, 12:24pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky
When Tom Brady puts his ear to the door, why doesn't he hear the media beating it down for not coming through last Sunday? Should Peyton Manning be serenading the masses from his roof? What is clutch? Bill and Ian debate that in the Dead Week Scramble.
245 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 1:12am by Jim G
25 Jan 2007, 01:11pm by Alex Carnevale
Herm Edwards is back, baby! Plus: New England plane crash, Bill Parcells has had enough of Terrell Owens, and "two African-American head coaches" is the "Jerome Bettis is from Detroit" of 2007. Only, you know, with more actual significance.
87 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2007, 6:39pm by Chippy
24 Jan 2007, 01:02pm by Michael David Smith
The Bears' offense has been uneven this season, but it never looked better than it did late in the second quarter against New Orleans, when Thomas Jones carried eight times for 69 yards and marched into the end zone. How did that drive happen, and can it be replicated in the Super Bowl?
71 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2007, 2:14am by Roundhouse
24 Jan 2007, 11:50am by Guest
Major League Baseball is close to selling DirecTV the exclusive rights to its Extra Innings package. If you aren't a baseball fan, that might not mean much to you. But as Maury Brown from Baseball Prospectus explains, football fans who want Sunday Ticket on cable just got some new allies.
142 comments, Last at 02 May 2007, 4:39pm by Travis
22 Jan 2007, 01:57pm by admin
Once upon a time, there were three great quarterbacks and one great defense. But only one of the great quarterbacks could go to the Super Bowl.
482 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2007, 6:32pm by chris clark
19 Jan 2007, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Once upon a time, Chicago dominated the NFC. But the quarterback imploded and injuries weakened the defense. Can the Bears use home-field advantage to recover their mojo and stop the Cinderella story of America's Team, the New Orleans Saints?
76 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 10:52am by Felton Suthon