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
11 Oct 2012, 11:50am by Aaron Schatz
Frankly, not a very good week for Upset Watch, with most lines at three points or less. No game really sticks out as a possible upset, but Green Bay-Houston comes closest because Green Bay really isn't playing like a 2-3 team. (Houston, however, is playing like a 5-0 team, which is why this wasn't the easiest week to pick an Upset Watch.) Cover Watch is Tennessee-Pittsburgh.
9 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2012, 8:37am by Anonmouse
04 Oct 2012, 09:54am by Danny Tuccitto
A closer look shows that the 3-1 Bengals have gotten all the breaks, and the 1-3 Dolphins have not, but the two teams are relatively equal. Plus, Cover Watch looks at the return of Brady vs. Manning.
1 comment, Last at 03 Apr 2013, 2:45am by Cathedralplumbing
27 Sep 2012, 02:59pm by Aaron Schatz
Today's upset watch looks at the Bears, fifth in VOA and underdogs on the road against Dallas, 18th. Two similar teams, with one big difference: special teams. Special teams are also the secret behind our Cover Watch, Tennessee at Houston.
7 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2012, 7:22pm by NYMike