02 Feb 2012, 01:14pm by Danny Tuccitto
The Patriots are in the Super Bowl after spending three years undoing Josh McDaniels' pass offense. How soon they get back depends in part on the degree to which he undoes the undoing. In this Insider piece, we use game charting data to chronicle the history of the former, and explore potential options regarding the latter.
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26 Jan 2012, 01:11pm by Rivers McCown
You may remember that, before the season, we took a look at which teams had the most under-25 talent on the roster. This article takes a look at three organizations which look better in hindsight now that the season is over, and three organizations which look worse.
17 Jan 2012, 06:54pm by Vincent Verhei
What happened last time the 49ers and Giants played each other, and how have the Giants changed during their recent winning streak?
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16 Jan 2012, 02:40am by Rivers McCown
The Ravens finished No. 1 in defensive DVOA and defensive DVOA against the pass, but how much does that actually matter against the Patriots offense?
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13 Jan 2012, 09:46am by Aaron Schatz
ESPN asked for a Football Outsiders All-Pro Team, and so I delivered. Go ahead and debate.
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04 Jan 2012, 01:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Two pieces here on ESPN Insider today, using FO stats to point out five players whose 2011 seasons were unappreciated and five players whose 2011 seasons were not as good as standard stats indicate.
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25 Dec 2011, 12:44pm by Rivers McCown
This week's MNF feature looks at the Atlanta defense, both good (Brent Grimes, Sean Weatherspoon) and bad (Dunta Robinson, the safeties).
22 Dec 2011, 12:56pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's ESPN feature looks at the New York Giants. The talent seems to be there, but the Giants had two big problems this year. One was health, as the Giants will come close to the record for defensive AGL. The other is yet another second-half collapse, which ended up just like all their other second-half collapses. At some point, you've got to look at the head coach as the reason why the Giants can't keep it going in November and December.
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18 Dec 2011, 11:11pm by Danny Tuccitto
Danny Tuccitto discusses how the 49ers offensive line has been the biggest problem in San Francisco's losses -- and must improve if the 49ers want to win some playoff games.
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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.
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