Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Oct 2011, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: How is Tennessee Winning?

Analysis of the surprising 3-1 Titans shows a team very similar to the Titans team that went 13-3 in 2003: strong passing and defense overcoming a stagnant running game. But since Matt Hasselbeck is unlikely to continue playing at a superstar level, the onus is on the defense to keep the team in the AFC South race.

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1 comment, Last at 06 Oct 2011, 1:24pm by Dr. Gamera

02 Oct 2011, 06:44pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Analyzing the Colts' Injury Issues

Indianapolis' season is basically over at this point with Peyton Manning gone, but the Colts have also sustained a number of other injuries this season. This is not a one-year trend in the slightest -- the Colts lead the NFL in Adjusted Games Lost over the past five seasons. Why is that?

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3 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2011, 2:30pm by drobviousso

29 Sep 2011, 02:57pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: How Improved is the Texans' Defense?

A look at how Johnathan Joseph is impacting the Texans defense, what the 40 points scored by New Orleans means going forward, and where the real problem lies.

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1 comment, Last at 30 Sep 2011, 6:15am by Mr Shush

25 Sep 2011, 07:24pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Are the Washington Redskins For Real?

What is propping up Rex Grossman's numbers? How is Ryan Kerrigan helping the Redskins defense, and is it sustainable?

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5 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2011, 3:12pm by Hank

22 Sep 2011, 04:27pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: The Buffalo Bills Offense is For Real

The Bills offense has been quite good so far this year, and it may be more sustainable than you might think. The 1999 Washington Redskins are the best-case comparison, and the 1994 Seattle Seahawks are on the other side of the spectrum.

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9 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2011, 12:09am by tuluse

19 Sep 2011, 02:49am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Manning will be Under Pressure Monday Night

The Monday night piece this week is a look at our new Total Pressure metric, which we debuted in Football Outsiders Almanac 2011, and how the Rams and Giants both do well in it.

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1 comment, Last at 20 Sep 2011, 3:58pm by notque_deeproute

15 Sep 2011, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Don't Overreact to Week 1 Blowouts

Getting slaughtered in the first week of the season isn't a good thing, but it's not a guarantee that your season will end poorly -- especially if you're coming off a good season the year before.

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10 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2011, 11:38am by dmstorm22

12 Sep 2011, 04:07am by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Is Miami a Playoff Contender?

A look at why our DVOA projections like Miami so much this season, and an overview of the subjective problems the Dolphins have that our system may not account for.

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7 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2011, 8:38am by Anonymous(not that one)

08 Sep 2011, 03:53pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Is Pittsburgh D Too Old?

A quick note: There will be no "Numbers Crunching" game previews at ESPN.com Insider this year. Instead, I'll be writing a regular Thursday feature column. This first one revisits the age issue described in the Pittsburgh chapter of FOA.

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6 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2011, 12:26pm by jds

01 Sep 2011, 10:38am by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Why the Colts' Run May Be Over

A look at why we're not quite sold on the Colts this year -- even if Peyton Manning is healthy.

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6 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2011, 8:21am by Mr Shush