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30 Jan 2013, 01:47pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Keys to Beating the 49ers

What tied San Francisco's worst games of the season together? They tended to struggle running the ball, while the pass defense gave up big chunks of yards early in the game. Also, it would help if the Ravens suddenly became the St. Louis Rams, although that makes no logical sense.

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2 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2013, 3:15pm by bravehoptoad

29 Jan 2013, 12:16pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Keys to Beating the Ravens

Looking at the Ravens' worst games this season, the key to stopping their offense seems to be to shut down Ray Rice and the tight ends, counting on the inherent inconsistency of deep passes to produce a number of punts and turnovers. Also, make Joe Flacco throw to his left.

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9 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2013, 11:29am by Hurt Bones

24 Jan 2013, 12:53pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: QB Fix Could Vault Cardinals

Looking at teams that could improve significantly next season with better quarterback play, the Cardinals stand out. What options do they have?

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17 comments, Last at 28 Jan 2013, 9:06am by Revenge of the NURBS

22 Jan 2013, 03:08pm by Vincent 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 Vincent 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 Vincent 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 Vincent 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