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23 Oct 2012, 01:30pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Why .500 Broncos Are AFC's Best

Why are the 3-3 Denver Broncos higher in DVOA than even the 6-1 Houston Texans? They have a balanced and improved defense, a terrible record of fumble recovery luck, and some dude named Peyton Manning.

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55 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2012, 3:03pm by Kevin from Philly

16 Oct 2012, 01:02pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: The Falcons' Potentially Fatal Flaws

Atlanta is 6-0, the last undefeated team, so they must be the best team in the NFL, right? We argue not, as the Falcons are a flawed team that can't run or stop the run, and has won close games over poor opponents.

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7 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2013, 2:02am by perruques

09 Oct 2012, 04:26pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: 49ers' Golden Ground Game

The San Francisco 49ers have put together an offense that's nearly on par with their dominant defense, and they've done it with an offensive line that is clearing space in the run game to a historic degree.

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4 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2012, 8:08am by Passing Through

02 Oct 2012, 11:03am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Struggling Secondary Holding Back Lions

You can blame some offensive problems, you can blame poor special teams, but the real reason Detroit is 1-3 is an awful secondary filled with holes.

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25 Sep 2012, 12:57pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Steelers D Wilts Without Polamalu

It's rare that you can see the obvious effect of a missing player other than a quarterback, but it is pretty clear when looking at the numbers for the Pittsburgh defense with and without Troy Polamalu since 2008.

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4 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2012, 5:59pm by DisplacedPackerFan

18 Sep 2012, 12:05pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Can Jay Cutler Become Brett Favre?

Um, probably not. But Cutler's numbers are somewhat similar to some other recent quarterbacks who did have postseason success.

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25 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2012, 10:08am by mareeno13

11 Sep 2012, 12:24pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Giants Most Hurt by Week 1 Loss

Vince Verhei points out just how much the Giants' Week 1 loss hurt them when it comes to winning a tight division. Based on a simulation run yesterday, the Giants' playoff odds dropped from 45.7 percent to 19.8 percent in one day. (This may be different from the odds posted later today due to Monday Night Football results.)

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19 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2012, 12:13pm by Eddo

22 Aug 2012, 12:34pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Scouts Inc.'s Most Overrated and Underrated

ESPN Insider today published Scouts Inc.'s annual scouting ratings and ranks of the top players in the NFL. Vince Verhei here details where Football Outsiders stats suggest players are overrated or underrated by Scouts Inc.

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21 Aug 2012, 02:45pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: NFL's Most Irreplaceable Players

This is sort of a continuation of last week's ESPN feature about teams with the most and least depth. Here's a look at the "skill players" with the biggest gap between their value and the value of their backups. Bonus obscure Transformers reference included with the wide receiver obviously listed at number one.

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7 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2012, 5:02am by MadPacker

16 Aug 2012, 10:34am by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Ranking NFL Teams by Depth

The three thinnest and three deepest teams in the NFL get the ESPN treatment.

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15 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2012, 11:25am by PackersRS