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28 Jan 2017, 02:31pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Hidden Rings

I finally wrote a full article on one of my favorite topics, "hidden rings." This is an all-star team of players who you may not know won the Super Bowl because they didn't do it with the team they are historically associated with. I get to discuss many all-time greats including Lomas Brown, Hacksaw Reynolds, Larry Centers, and of course Bernie Kosar. Best of all, unlike most FO content on ESPN, this article is not on Insider. It's free!

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28 Jan 2017, 02:29pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Best Veterans Without a Ring

This piece on ESPN Insider complements today's other piece on "hidden rings." We go through and put together an all-star team of the best veterans (pre-2010 draft) who have never won a Super Bowl. Perhaps some of these players will eventually switch teams and win a long-awaited title.

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25 Jan 2017, 02:40pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Breakout Super Bowl LI Prospects

We took the usual guidelines for our Top 25 Prospects list and used those to uncover four possible under-the-radar prospects to play a major role in Super Bowl LI. Who is the Chris Matthews of 2017? Unfortunately, the Final Fantasy VII joke was cut.

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25 Jan 2017, 11:37am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Best of the NCAA Champions

Here's our countdown of the five best national champions of the past decade, ranked by frequency of elite single-game performances in the given season.

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23 Jan 2017, 04:47pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Best of the NCAA Second-Best

Alabama was the best team of the last decade that didn't win the national championship. Yay?

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20 Jan 2017, 12:19pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Will Weak QB Schedule Derail Patriots?

Here's a look at the 10 teams to make the NFL's final four since 1990 with the easiest schedules of quarterbacks faced. Yes, the Patriots are in there, but they aren't number one. Do these teams have a history of failing to win the Super Bowl because their defenses haven't really been tested? (Hint: Nope.)

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16 Jan 2017, 01:12pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Most Improved Units of 2016

Today's ESPN piece looks at the most improved units of 2016, including the Atlanta offense that powered the Falcons into the NFC Championship Game. How did these units improve, and what's likely to be the result in 2017?

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11 Jan 2017, 06:33pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Divisional Round DFS Matchups

Our final DFS matchups column for the 2016 season looks at our favorite matchups for the divisional round, including Matt Ryan, LeGarrette Blount, Dez Bryant and Jared Cook. We're fading Ben Roethlisberger and Jordy Nelson, though only the latter is more for injury concern than anything else this week.

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05 Jan 2017, 02:14pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Ranking Position Groups of Every Playoff Team

Here's an interesting little feature for ESPN Insider where I attempted to rank all 12 playoff teams, unit by unit, based on FO stats and consultation with our staff. Feel free to quibble with the WR/TE rankings, which were by far the toughest and could be in a completely different order.

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04 Jan 2017, 02:30pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Wild Card DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite DFS matchups for the wild-card round include Pittsburgh's killer B's, Lamar Miller, Doug Baldwin and Eric Ebron. We're fading Aaron Rodgers against the postseason's top defense, and don't you dare bother starting Connor Cook in Houston. Not even the Raiders want to do that.

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