08 Nov 2014, 04:28pm by Aaron Schatz
ESPN asked me to go through our playoff odds and talk about which teams over .500 were most likely to fall short of the playoffs. Remember, since there's no NFC South team currently with a winning record, there are only 11 spots for 17 winning teams. This features updated playoff odds which incorporate the Thursday night Cleveland-Cincinnati game.
01 Nov 2014, 01:05pm by Aaron Schatz
A look at Denver's historically high DVOA ratings, compared to where New England is right now. This is the largest gap ever between Peyton Manning's team and Tom Brady's team before a game between the two.
2 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2014, 8:59pm by Vandal
18 Oct 2014, 03:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Over at ESPN Insider, a look at the Denver Broncos defense which ranks No. 2 in DVOA so far this season.
09 Oct 2014, 10:58am by Aaron Schatz
This year, the Seahawks' offense might be even better than their defense. Come learn how and why it works, including a look at historic teams dependent on undrafted wide receivers and Seattle's crazy right-side passing stats.
4 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2014, 12:49am by Vincent Verhei
25 Sep 2014, 11:04am by Aaron Schatz
Eli Manning was never as good as his reputation, and now he's not as bad as his reputation. Can we look back at players with similar collapses to the one Eli had last season, and figure out what is in his future?
4 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2014, 2:21pm by Bright Blue Shorts
18 Sep 2014, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
Today's ESPN Insider feature looks at four surprise 2-0 teams. Carolina and Buffalo look most likely to continue their success into the playoffs; Houston hasn't actually played that well and Arizona still has hellish division competition.
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11 Sep 2014, 11:16am by Aaron Schatz
Look, it's a sort-of-summarized version of the Pittsburgh chapter from Football Outsiders Almanac 2014!
07 Sep 2014, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz
To get you ready for the season premiere of Monday Night Football, here's a piece on why the FO projections say San Diego is the best Super Bowl contender nobody is talking about.
27 Aug 2014, 11:53am by Aaron Schatz
ESPN Insider asked me to give Super Bowl odds for all 32 teams along with a sentence or two about what a championship season would look like for each franchise. These are updated odds that account for the Sam Bradford injury and numerous preseason changes, although not yesterday's New England-Tampa Bay trade. Denver leads at 16.9 percent.
26 Aug 2014, 05:14pm by Scott Kacsmar
At Insider we looked at the 10 teams who finished 4-12 or worse in the highest percentage of our simulations used for projections in Football Outsiders Almanac 2014. Oakland has missed out by the smallest of margins the last two years, but the Raiders lead the way this year.
2 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2014, 12:37pm by amineunited