Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Jan 2016, 12:53pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: AFC Championship Game

The conclusion to Brady-Manning is an instant classic that was all about the defenses. Of all things, a missed extra point led to the most crucial two-point conversion attempt in NFL history.

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22 Jan 2016, 12:20pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 AFC Championship Preview

Brady-Manning XVII: The Final Chapter is just another game about turnovers, field position, and situational football. Should the Patriots go pass-happy against the No. 1 defense? Can a conservative Denver offense score enough?

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47 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2016, 1:53pm by Blackmallow

20 Jan 2016, 06:02pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Conference Championship DraftKings Matchups

For the degenerate gambling crowd still playing DFS, we have one more matchup column this season. Our favorites this week include Carson Palmer, Jonathan Stewart, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski.

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20 Jan 2016, 03:27pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Manning's Playoff Career Worthy of More Respect

Over at ESPN Insider, a look at Tom Brady and Peyton Manning's playoff records. So often wins and losses come down to one play, and the difference between Brady's 22-8 and Manning's 12-13 is heavily determined by six specific plays where neither quarterback was even on the field: four field goals and two plays by defenders named Moore. We'll be expanding this article with a look at similar plays for other current top quarterbacks in a second article on Football Outsiders next week.

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18 Jan 2016, 04:21pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round

Another classic finish in the desert, but does the NFL need to change the overtime system for the playoffs? Also: the Steelers test Denver's defense again, but one big turnover changed everything.

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15 Jan 2016, 05:08pm by Scott Kacsmar

AFC Divisional Round Playoff Preview 2016

With three games to go in the AFC, the key question seems to be this: which team will be best able to overcome its injuries?

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31 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2016, 2:54am by Scott Kacsmar

13 Jan 2016, 03:00pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Divisional Round DraftKings Matchups

The final fantasy column of the season at ESPN Insider looks at the injury-plagued divisional round. We are fading Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown. Some of our favorite DraftKings matchups include Carson Palmer (stacked with Larry Fitzgerald), Emmanuel Sanders, Spencer Ware and Travis Kelce.

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11 Jan 2016, 02:56pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Wild Card

The Steelers and Seahawks pull off great road escapes. How accountable should Marvin Lewis be for the Cincinnati meltdown? Did Blair Walsh have the worst miss in playoff history with the game on the line?

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08 Jan 2016, 12:56pm by Scott Kacsmar

AFC Wild Card Playoff Preview 2016

Can the Bengals and Chiefs finally win postseason games, or will the Steelers and Texans extend their respective miseries?

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28 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2016, 9:02pm by Junior

06 Jan 2016, 12:46pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Wild Card DraftKings Matchups

We recap Week 17 in DFS before turning our attention towards the playoffs. At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite wild-card matchups on DraftKings include Kirk Cousins, Alfred Blue, James Jones and Heath Miller. Finding production at running back is key with this slate.

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