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21 May 2014, 11:18am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Early Projected AFC Standings

Early AFC projections to go with the early NFC projections from yesterday, along with some explanation of the basic reasons why teams are likely to improve and decline in 2014. Once again, please note that this is not the final, official Football Outsiders forecast for 2014, although the final forecast will surely also have Denver awesome and Oakland terrible.

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20 May 2014, 11:17am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Early Projected NFC Standings

Here are the early projected standings that we used to give Todd McShay a draft order for the 2015 mock draft he did last week on ESPN Insider, along with some explanation of the basic reasons why teams are likely to improve and decline in 2014. Please pay attention when I say "this is not the final, official Football Outsiders forecast for 2014." Some people on the Internets saw that draft order and acted like we had brought the tablets down from Mount Sinai. AFC will run tomorrow.

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15 May 2014, 12:57pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Warning Signs for Bills' Top Pick

Will Buffalo be able to get everything it wants out of Sammy Watkins, Lord of Bubble Screens?

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25 Feb 2014, 04:56pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Speed Scores 2014

Somehow, we ended up with a number of likely UDFA running backs on top of this year's Speed Scores, led by Damien Williams of Oklahoma. There will be a Matt Waldman column soon on the four top Speed Score guys and their strengths and weaknesses. Meanwhile, top prospect Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona had a Speed Score of 84.8, which would be the lowest ever for a player chosen in the first three rounds of the draft who wasn't immediately moved to wide receiver. (Hi, Dexter McCluster.)

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05 Feb 2014, 12:53pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Five Big Names on Chopping Block

Looking at five good candidates for salary cap cuts this offseason: Chris Johnson, Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes, Champ Bailey, and Julius Peppers.

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29 Jan 2014, 11:26am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: The Seahawks' Big Weakness

The thread that links Seattle's worst performances this season is primarily offensive struggle, with quarterback Russell Wilson failed by his porous line.

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28 Jan 2014, 01:33pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: The Broncos' Big Weakness

Here's the first in a two-part series looking at what ties together each of Denver and Seattle's losses this season. For the Broncos, the biggest problem in their losses has been giving up deep passes. That's an area where Russell Wilson is very good, although the weather could limit the passing game.

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13 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2014, 8:23pm by EricL

24 Jan 2014, 02:35pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Impact of Third Down in SB XLVIII

The Seahawks and Broncos could not be any different in how well they defend the pass on third down, but how will Denver's potent offense and Seattle's recent inconsistency impact these crucial plays?

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17 Jan 2014, 01:44pm by Tom Gower

ESPN: Injuries Could Derail Denver

How the loss of Von Miller and Chris Harris could hurt Denver's pass defense: coverage seems to be a bigger problem than pass rush.

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15 Jan 2014, 01:25pm by Mike Ridley

ESPN: Caldwell's Limited Statistical Impact

Don't expect Jim Caldwell to dramatically improve the Detroit offense based on a four-game playoff sample in Baltimore and the fact that he got to coach Peyton Manning for a few years.

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