21 Dec 2012, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz
More on the quietest hot team in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals, and why they could punch their ticket for a return trip to the playoffs this weekend. Cover Watch looks at the improving Cleveland Browns defense against Peyton Manning.
5 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2012, 11:12am by erniecohen
18 Dec 2012, 12:14pm by Aaron Schatz
Chris Johnson had a 94-yard run last night. He still shows that dynamic speed when he gets loose. The Titans should cut him after the season anyway. Vince Verhei explains why.
14 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2013, 10:06am by Fred Johnson
13 Dec 2012, 09:43pm by Brian Fremeau
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.
2 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2013, 5:06am by Anonymousquicken
13 Dec 2012, 01:27pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
2 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2012, 5:17pm by Bjorn Nittmo
12 Dec 2012, 02:28pm by Danny Tuccitto
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.
11 Dec 2012, 06:02pm by Brian Fremeau
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.
2 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2013, 6:42am by allan
06 Dec 2012, 04:00pm by Danny Tuccitto
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.
9 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2013, 4:42pm by james caine
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
05 Dec 2012, 01:37pm by Danny Tuccitto
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.