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21 Aug 2014, 12:06pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Is NFC West Best Division Ever?

Is the NFC West the best division ever? Winning percentage and point differential call the 2013 NFC West the best division in the eight-division era, but DVOA actually begs one as being a little bit better: the 2004 AFC East.

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19 Aug 2014, 12:56pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Top Impact Rookies 2014

This piece for ESPN Insider looks through our various rookie projection systems not just for guys with strong projections, but for guys who will also have the opportunity to be very important this season.

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4 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2014, 9:13pm by PaddyPat

12 Aug 2014, 01:48pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Niners' Playoff Chances are 50-50

Everyone thinks of San Francisco as one of the NFL's most dominant teams, so why does FOA 2014 only give them a 51 percent chance to make the playoffs this year? In an ESPN Insider article, I explain a bit about why projections are so grouped around 8-8, and why the 49ers' defense may not be as good as we think -- at least through the end of October.

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12 comments, Last at 1:42pm by Rick_and_Roll

08 Aug 2014, 11:17am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Cowboys Will Again Miss Playoffs

Scott Kacsmar explains why an aging and hurting Tony Romo combined with a still-poor defense means another year of missing the playoffs in Dallas.

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1 comment, Last at 08 Aug 2014, 1:16pm by Sisyphus

06 Aug 2014, 09:14pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Best Of The BCS Era

One final look back at the BCS era, ranking the best teams from each of the power conferences.

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1 comment, Last at 07 Aug 2014, 11:50pm by tduff

05 Aug 2014, 12:12pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Most Likely Teams to Go First to Worst

Part II of II. We actually measured here the chances of first-place teams dropping to 6-10 or worse, not their chances of finishing fourth this year, which does explain how Indianapolis can end up second on this list. Let's be honest -- even if they somehow flop to 6-10, the Colts aren't finishing last in that division. The clearly most likely first-to-worst team is Carolina.

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9 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2014, 1:53pm by morganja

04 Aug 2014, 12:26pm by Tom Gower

ESPN: Most Likely Teams to Go Worst to First

Part I of II today at ESPN Insider. Based on FO simulations, which team is most likely to go from fourth place to first place this season? The surprising answer is Buffalo, followed by Houston and Tampa Bay. In last place among the last place teams: Oakland.

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29 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2014, 2:46pm by mehllageman56

01 Aug 2014, 01:53pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: In Indy, it's Luck and Little Else

How much can one franchise quarterback do when saddled with a bad roster in a bad division? We're about to find out. (Well, again.)

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31 Jul 2014, 11:19am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: NFC West Blocking Cardinals' Path

We simulated the season moving Arizona around to every division to see what happened. The result? Their Super Bowl odds would go up 60 percent in the AFC South. It's also good these days to live in the AFC North and NFC East. The NFC West, not so much.

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2 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2014, 3:14pm by willybhu

30 Jul 2014, 09:23pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: College Win Total Best Bets

We compared FEI projections to Vegas lines to find which teams were the best bets to outperform and underperform season win total expectations in 2014.

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2 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2014, 9:22pm by cfn_ms