Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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 Vincent 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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40 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2012, 10:30am by peterplaysbass

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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10 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2013, 2:04am by perruques

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

28 Nov 2012, 05:55pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 13 Fantasy Matchups

This week's theme: the AFC South, where three of the four defenses rank 28th or worst in DVOA. Also, a sad tale of the sun setting in Arizona for one my favorite fantasy players.

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2 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2012, 7:20pm by Anonymouse

23 Nov 2012, 10:08am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Why New York Giants Will Recover

Why is this Giants slump different from all other slumps? Because this one is powered by a massive personal slump for Eli Manning, three straight games below 0 DYAR. That's almost unheard of for a quarterback of his quality, and a good reason to believe the Giants can bounce back.

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7 comments, Last at 09 Apr 2013, 8:32am by jason mathews

21 Nov 2012, 01:09pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 12 Fantasy Matchups

Fantasy schedule strengths for kickers and defenses. Is Kaepernick for real? Ditto Jacksonville's offense? Otherwise, start your Bengals and Colts.

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2 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2012, 6:26pm by Anonymouse

20 Nov 2012, 12:31pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Time to Replace Philip Rivers?

Philip Rivers is getting sacked more often and throwing more interceptions than ever before. Is this a sign that the Chargers need to move on from him, or do the problems extend beyond that? Similarity scores say that it's the latter.

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16 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2012, 6:13pm by Dean

15 Nov 2012, 04:26pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Bears over 49ers

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.

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14 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2012, 2:39am by Little Bobby Tables