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13 Dec 2012, 09:43pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: BCS Similarity Score Projections

In the December 24th issue of ESPN the Magazine, Brian Fremeau debuts a new match-up projection methodology for each of the non-championship BCS bowl games.

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13 Dec 2012, 01:27pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Eagles over Bengals

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.

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2 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2012, 5:17pm by Bjorn Nittmo

12 Dec 2012, 02:28pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 15 Fantasy Matchups

If you've made it this far into the playoffs in your league, congratulations! Hope you aren't planning on using Matthew Stafford against the surprisingly good Arizona pass defense, though. Plus more sit and start information.

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11 Dec 2012, 06:02pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Luckiest and Unluckiest College Teams

Some teams capitalized on good fortune this year, and others were victimized by bad fortune. Based on our analysis, these are the ten teams whose records were most impacted by turnovers, special teams, field position, and other factors that pushed them over the edge, positively and negatively.

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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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06 Dec 2012, 02:11pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Panthers over Falcons

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.

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3 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2012, 6:28pm by Joshua X

05 Dec 2012, 01:37pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 14 Fantasy Matchups

This week, an impending supernova in Tampa brings Bryce Brown back from the Oort cloud, and releases heat in the form of Josh Freeman. Larry Fitzgerald, meanwhile, remains a red dwarf.

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04 Dec 2012, 02:56pm by Vince 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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29 Nov 2012, 02:04pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Seahawks over Bears

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?

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28 Nov 2012, 06:23pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Death to the Conference Title Games

For as much attention has been paid to fixing the BCS as a poor method to determine a national champion, the conference championship structure is problematic as well.

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16 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2012, 4:36pm by Dan in Philly