27 Dec 2012, 12:49pm by Aaron Schatz
If the Colts want to beat the Texans in Chuck Pagano's return, they'll need to outscore them. Andrew Luck's tremendous record on third-and-long could definitely help. Cover Watch looks at the Arizona Cardinals defense.
7 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2012, 10:30am by MJ
21 Dec 2012, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz
More on the quietest hot team in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals, and why they could punch their ticket for a return trip to the playoffs this weekend. Cover Watch looks at the improving Cleveland Browns defense against Peyton Manning.
5 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2012, 11:12am by erniecohen
13 Dec 2012, 01:27pm by Aaron Schatz
To play spoiler, Andy Reid is going to have to embrace his inner running back (by which I mean: Bryce Brown). Plus, Cover Watch looks at how the 49ers can keep up with the Patriots. Hi, Vernon Davis. Hi again, Vernon Davis. Hi some more, Vernon Davis.
2 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2012, 5:17pm by Bjorn Nittmo
06 Dec 2012, 02:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, you knew this was coming, but we've got some interesting numbers here about how Atlanta's defensive weakness matches Cam Newton's passing strength. Cover Watch looks at Thursday night's game and just how rare it is for a double-digit road favorite to cover.
3 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2012, 6:28pm by Joshua X
29 Nov 2012, 02:04pm by Aaron Schatz
What happens when the offense that depends more on its No. 1 receiver than any other meets the defense that leads the league in defending against No. 1 receivers?
10 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2013, 2:04am by perruques
15 Nov 2012, 04:26pm by Aaron Schatz
Maybe the difference between Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell isn't that big. It certainly pales in comparison to the difference between Alex Smith under pressure and Alex Smith not under pressure. Also, in Cover Watch: Arizona's offense may suck, but the defense is still good.
14 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2012, 2:39am by Little Bobby Tables
08 Nov 2012, 10:47am by Aaron Schatz
Are the Giants about to go on another second-half slide, and is Cincinnati a team well-equipped to make it happen? Plus: Cover Watch on Oakland-Baltimore.
6 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2012, 2:29pm by Nathan
01 Nov 2012, 12:17pm by Aaron Schatz
With no likely upsets to write about this week, we look at what could be the most surprising upset. What does Dallas need to do in order to knock off Atlanta? Plus: Why Buffalo could run on Houston almost as much as Houston will run on Buffalo.
2 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2013, 4:42pm by ChatRandom
25 Oct 2012, 10:57am by Aaron Schatz
The ground game could be Washington's ticket to an upset win in Pittsburgh this weekend. Cover watch looks at San Francisco at Arizona, two teams in the division where home cookin' tastes the sweetest.
2 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2013, 11:03am by Cathedralplumbing
18 Oct 2012, 10:49am by Aaron Schatz
ESPN Upset Watch is on a four-game winning streak, but just like last week I don't think the line in this game in particularly wrong. This is less about why the Ravens will topple the Texans, and more about how the Ravens offense can attack the Texans defense in order to overcome the injury issues that the Ravens have on their own defense and outscore Houston. Cover watch looks at the double-digit line on the biggest game of the week, Jets-Patriots. And how do we know it's the biggest game of the week? 'CAUSE THAT'S WHERE I'M GONNA BE. (These last three sentences are copyright 2012 Sal Paolantonio.)
4 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2013, 12:26pm by yedam