Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Dec 2008

ESPN Numbers Crunching: Week 15

This week, learn the weakness of the Baltimore defense, the secret of Tennessee's strong pass coverage, and why St. Louis is the perfect opponent for Seattle.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 11 Dec 2008

4 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2008, 11:03pm by galactic_dev

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by george santangelo (not verified) :: Fri, 12/12/2008 - 12:05am

really

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by Bobman :: Fri, 12/12/2008 - 3:35pm

Well, to resurrect a Reagan-era joke.... then when Peyton Manning goes home Sunday night after racking up 100 pts, his wife, Ashley, can say "Is that you, Wilt?"

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by Joseph :: Sat, 12/13/2008 - 4:28pm

I wonder if Aaron will cut and paste most of that analysis for Brees and the Saints vs. Lions next week. After the Bears, Brees needs 752 (iirc) to break Marino's record of passing yds. Since the Saints are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, I could see Coach Payton letting Brees throw all day.

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by galactic_dev :: Sat, 12/13/2008 - 11:03pm

Has there been a FO article on the pros and cons of play action? Can one use it so much that it ceases to help?

I thought I remember reading somewhere that the Colts' stretch play was very hard to defend, as it delayed the moment of knowing whether it was a run or play action.