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22 Jan 2013, 03:08pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Unsung Heroes for Ravens, 49ers

Let us now praise some of the lesser-known names in this year's Super Bowl, starting with San Francisco's fabulous offensive line and Baltimore's Ray Lewis-in-training, Dannell Ellerbe.

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7 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2013, 5:10pm by jam

17 Jan 2013, 08:31am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Pats' Run Game the Key to Victory

A little bit of a preview of Friday's AFC Championship preview here. The Pats' running attack isn't really better than past years, there's just more of it. It's also the perfect weapon to attack the weaknesses of the Ravens defense.

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1 comment, Last at 17 Jan 2013, 4:57pm by Anonymousse

16 Jan 2013, 06:23pm by Vince Verhei

FO on ESPN: Denver's Window with Manning

Did the Denver Broncos just miss their one shot at a championship with Peyton Manning? Probably not. We put Manning's 2012 campaign into context (turns out it was really good), guesstimate how many more seasons he'll play, and what Denver needs to fix to contend again in 2013.

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4 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2013, 2:17am by MehlLageman56

01 Jan 2013, 01:36pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Does Momentum Mean Anything?

Do teams that are hot entering the postseason tend to outperform teams that played well all season long? Evidence seems to suggest that it doesn't matter.

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14 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2013, 1:55am by Perücken

18 Dec 2012, 12:14pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Titans Should Cut Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson had a 94-yard run last night. He still shows that dynamic speed when he gets loose. The Titans should cut him after the season anyway. Vince Verhei explains why.

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14 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2013, 10:06am by Fred Johnson

06 Dec 2012, 04:00pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Atlanta's Shrinking Title Window

Using a new measure of team age based on snap count data, we show that the Falcons have fielded the oldest team in the league this season. Does the Falcons' relative old age doom their future Super Bowl chances? Age concerns are especially prevalent on defense, and along the offensive line.

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9 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2013, 4:42pm by james caine

04 Dec 2012, 02:56pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Is There Hope for Christian Ponder?

The list of quarterbacks with negative DYAR in their first two seasons is a very unhappy list... and Christian Ponder is now on it.

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40 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2012, 10:30am by peterplaysbass

23 Nov 2012, 10:08am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Why New York Giants Will Recover

Why is this Giants slump different from all other slumps? Because this one is powered by a massive personal slump for Eli Manning, three straight games below 0 DYAR. That's almost unheard of for a quarterback of his quality, and a good reason to believe the Giants can bounce back.

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7 comments, Last at 09 Apr 2013, 8:32am by jason mathews

20 Nov 2012, 12:31pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Time to Replace Philip Rivers?

Philip Rivers is getting sacked more often and throwing more interceptions than ever before. Is this a sign that the Chargers need to move on from him, or do the problems extend beyond that? Similarity scores say that it's the latter.

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16 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2012, 6:13pm by Dean

13 Nov 2012, 12:40pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Can Tampa Bay Make a Playoff Run?

With Tampa's ability to hit the deep ball and their unheralded knack for snuffing out running plays in the backfield, it's not totally crazy to think they could knock off enough more-heralded opponents to sneak their way to 10 wins.

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8 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2012, 12:19pm by BJR