24 Feb 2012, 05:15pm by Vince Verhei
In recent years, great running backs haven't done much to carry teams through the playoffs. The best teams have gotten by with later-round picks and undrafted free agents. Plus, looking at the last decade of top 16 picks suggests that drafting defense is the best way to turn your team around.
18 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 6:02am by Mr Shush
17 Feb 2012, 02:55pm by Vince Verhei
We recommend five players who need the franchise tag: Ray Rice, Matt Forte, Wes Welker, Carlos Rogers, and either Drew Brees or Carl Nicks.
23 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2012, 4:53pm by Anonymoussa
06 Feb 2012, 05:22am by Rivers McCown
A look at New York's chances of contending for the crown again next season shows a lot of reasons to be optimistic.
25 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 4:41am by the cat in the box is dead
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.
23 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2012, 4:55am by Vince Verhei
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 Vince Verhei
What happened last time the 49ers and Giants played each other, and how have the Giants changed during their recent winning streak?
26 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2013, 11:39pm by Aisin
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?
19 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2012, 11:45pm by herry
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.
13 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2013, 11:56am by Cathedralplumbing
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.
10 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2012, 11:15am by Anon Anon
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).