Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Jan 2015, 09:12am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Russell Wilson Following in Tom Brady's Footsteps

"He just wins" is the most annoying thing someone can say about a quarterback, but the stats for Russell Wilson are too good to label him that way. Despite significant differences in how they play the position, Wilson's three-year start has been very similar to Tom Brady's first three years as a starter (2001-03). They both have an average rank of 10.3 in DVOA and DYAR (passing only) in those seasons. Fittingly, the Seahawks are looking to become the first repeat champion since the 2003-04 Patriots.

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22 Jan 2015, 03:31pm by Scott Kacsmar

Quarterback Postseason Drive Stats

This year's update to playoff drive stats looks at Andrew Luck's January misfortunes and Russell Wilson's field-position advantage.

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5 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2015, 11:15am by Biebs

19 Jan 2015, 01:50pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: NFC Championship

Seattle pulled off the largest fourth-quarter comeback in championship game history. Where did Green Bay go wrong, and how should we analyze Russell Wilson's performance?

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54 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2015, 7:05pm by Grendel13G

16 Jan 2015, 10:54am by Scott Kacsmar

2015 AFC Championship Preview

The Patriots can pass and run, but which will they rely upon this time? The keys to a Colts upset involve Andrew Luck being good and the defense being great. Also: never get behind in Foxboro.

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33 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2015, 4:35pm by Lebo

14 Jan 2015, 10:31am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Conference Championship Fantasy Matchups

We make our picks for salary-cap leagues for Championship Sunday. The Patriots offer many favorable matchups, but find out why this should be Tom Brady's week to shine instead of another monster rushing performance against the Colts. Marshawn Lynch should be on every lineup this week, and we look at the best tight end not named Rob Gronkowski.

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12 Jan 2015, 03:04pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round

Joe Flacco and Tony Romo launched sideline bombs that will live in playoff infamy. Also: Carolina comes up short again, and do we need a eulogy for Peyton Manning and the Broncos?

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53 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2015, 5:30pm by Scott Kacsmar

10 Jan 2015, 05:55pm by Scott Kacsmar

Dick LeBeau Resigns in Pittsburgh

Dick LeBeau resigns after spending the last 11 seasons as defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Click to read more.)

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14 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2015, 1:13pm by bloggesrdog

07 Jan 2015, 05:49am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Divisional Round Fantasy Matchups

Is Aaron Rodgers the most valuable quarterback this weekend given the Dallas pass defense is the only remaining unit not ranked in the top 15? Can you afford to start any running backs besides the four studs playing below-average run defenses? Is Emmanuel Sanders a better investment than Demaryius Thomas and T.Y. Hilton? Can we trust Julius Thomas to regain his dominant form, or is the pricey Rob Gronkowski the safest bet for tight end dominance? We answer these questions and rank our picks for salary-cap leagues for divisional weekend.

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05 Jan 2015, 02:40pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Wild-Card Round

Tony Romo delivers again for Dallas. Also: FOX uses the first GWD opportunity graphic and the Ravens show the Steelers that one-dimensional offense works as long as you still play defense.

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18 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2015, 6:25pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano

02 Jan 2015, 05:10pm by Scott Kacsmar

Saturday Wild Card Playoff Preview 2015

Wild-card weekend kicks off with a matchup featuring two of the worst playoff teams you'll ever see. Old rivals then face off once more that night.

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20 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2015, 11:52pm by Duff Soviet Union