15 Dec 2011, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz
My column for ESPN Insider this week points out that massive imbalance between offense and defense hasn't necessarily kept teams from winning in past postseasons. It's not true that the Saints and Patriots can't compete in the playoffs because of awful defense; what matters is the whole package.
13 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2011, 6:36pm by tuluse
12 Dec 2011, 04:45am by Danny Tuccitto
We look at why the St. Louis offense has struggled so much this season. Could it be that Josh McDaniels simply didn't have enough time to implement his system?
7 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2011, 7:13am by BJR
08 Dec 2011, 02:01pm by Aaron Schatz
A number of stats here to show what a great season Jordy Nelson is having. Right now he would set a record for highest DVOA by a wide receiver with at least 60 pass targets. This article also features the debut of slightly tweaked receiving plus-minus and YAC+ stats for use in-season. Nelson does excellent in these as well. Since this piece is ESPN Insider, I'll run some larger tables with those stats for other players here on FO sometime this weekend.
36 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2012, 12:15am by C.J.
04 Dec 2011, 09:51pm by Rivers McCown
Here's a look at the Jacksonville improvement on defense -- right now, the biggest year-to-year improvement in defensive DVOA that we've ever measured.
2 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2011, 1:37am by sjt
01 Dec 2011, 07:22pm by Aaron Schatz
A look at how much Houston's defense has improved this season, and in what ways it has improved most.
5 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2011, 2:57pm by Comonman
27 Nov 2011, 08:12pm by Danny Tuccitto
The pocket-sized running back has been what New Orleans drafted Reggie Bush to be. Is he the best receiving back in the NFL?
4 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2011, 6:32pm by Gangstallectual
20 Nov 2011, 06:10pm by Rivers McCown
We take a look at how first-time starters fare against pass defenses of varying quality: just how much will the Pats' defense help Tyler Palko?
17 Nov 2011, 12:18pm by Aaron Schatz
I'm a well-known Mark Sanchez detractor, so perhaps you'll be surprised to see me defending the Jets quarterback in this piece. The main point: There's a difference between horrible and slightly below-average, especially when you're talking about a third-year player who still has potential for improvement.
4 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2011, 12:43am by Anonymous(not that one)
13 Nov 2011, 07:29pm by Danny Tuccitto
Green Bay may be undefeated, but so far they have a very obvious Achilles heel: pass defense. Can a team with a below average pass defense actually win the Super Bowl? It would be pretty darn rare. And why exactly is the Packers pass defense playing so much worse than last year?
5 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2011, 10:09am by Mr. Guest to you
11 Nov 2011, 11:38am by Aaron Schatz
Looking at similarity scores for top young running backs Matt Forte, Ray Rice, and Arian Foster, and trying to figure out who deserves to be paid the big bucks.
11 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2011, 7:00pm by tuluse