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11 Oct 2013, 01:34pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Have Defenses Caught Up to the Read Option?

The read option hasn't been as effective this year, even though teams are using it more. More details here.

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22 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2013, 4:16am by Borkowskowitz

09 Oct 2013, 01:40pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 6 Fantasy Matchups

Julio Jones is out for the year, but his production has to go somewhere in Atlanta. Matt Schaub deserves one more chance against a poor St. Louis defense while Knowshon Moreno (sixth in fantasy points among running backs) may have his best game of the season against Jacksonville.

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2 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2013, 7:21am by rock

08 Oct 2013, 11:29am by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 5

An epic shootout in Dallas spells déjà vu for Tony Romo. Also: a shocking first for Tom Brady and a (future) Super Bowl preview between the Colts and Seahawks.

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58 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2013, 1:23am by tuluse

04 Oct 2013, 01:22pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Tough Travels for Seattle Seahawks

There's no denying the Seattle Seahawks are a much different team on the road than at home, but can it all be placed on their location forcing them to travel more than any other team? Travel from west-to-east has been a debated topic in the NFL and we have found data that is certainly interesting, though not largely conclusive on whether or not the Pacific teams are at a significant disadvantage.

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20 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2013, 10:02am by Ranbonamus

02 Oct 2013, 12:13pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 5 Fantasy Matchups

This week features a good fantasy matchup for the reborn Philip Rivers, who is in part enjoying a great start due to Antonio Gates looking like vintage Gates again.

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4 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2014, 4:58am by louis vuitton huivi

01 Oct 2013, 01:00pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 4

How do the NFL's 32 head coaches fare in crunch time? Also: Russell Wilson's competitiveness, Philip Rivers' record, and the near-comeback of the week in Atlanta.

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19 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2013, 1:33pm by Scott Kacsmar

27 Sep 2013, 01:10pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: The Death of the NFL Run Game

The 2013 NFL season is on pace to be the pass-happiest season in NFL history. In other words, the pass ratio (60.1 percent) is set to break last year's mark (57.65 percent). Using DVOA, we found the correlation with wins for passing and rushing efficiency along with some data on whether or not you need a good running game to succeed with play-action passing.

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9 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2013, 1:32am by dmstorm22

25 Sep 2013, 11:18am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Week 4 Fantasy Matchups

This week's best fantasy matchups include just about everyone on the Denver Broncos as the Eagles have no hope of slowing down the juggernaut. Matt Ryan's projected matchup is tough, but should we trust New England's defense on the road given the competition they have faced so far?

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3 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2013, 6:55pm by AnonymousBoob

24 Sep 2013, 12:21pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 3

The Bengals and Packers go on epic scoring runs. Philip Rivers kicks the ball. And who replaced the Colts with the (once-great) Steelers?

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19 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2013, 7:39pm by LionInAZ

23 Sep 2013, 11:25am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Aaron Rodgers' Hidden Weakness

Why can't Aaron Rodgers seem to lead his team to a comeback in the fourth quarter? There's certainly a lot of regression to the mean on fourth-quarter comebacks, but a 5-24 record is pretty significant.

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53 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2014, 4:42pm by sac longchamp bandouli