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29 Nov 2011, 10:05pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Oklahoma State's Defensive Edge

Total defense? Scoring defense? When we discard garbage time, adjust for pace and efficiency, and consider strength of opposition, the Oklahoma State Cowboys defense actually has a pretty good resume.

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27 Nov 2011, 08:12pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Darren Sproles' Value to the Saints

The pocket-sized running back has been what New Orleans drafted Reggie Bush to be. Is he the best receiving back in the NFL?

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4 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2011, 6:32pm by Gangstallectual

23 Nov 2011, 03:41pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 12 Fantasy Matchups

We once again provide DVOA-based fantasy strengths of schedule; this time in the context of pass defense efficiency against various types of wide receivers. After that, we plate out a Thanksgiving-sized helping of matchup recommendations.

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22 Nov 2011, 04:18pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Eagles over Giants

The Giants have a major weakness right now: an inability to run the football effectively.

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3 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2011, 11:55am by Kurt

21 Nov 2011, 10:49pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: LSU-Arkansas Might Be Special

Both the Razorbacks and Tigers rank in the top-10 in Special Teams Efficiency (STE), but they excel in different ways. For Arkansas, its the electric punt and kickoff return teams; for LSU, punting and place kicking. Brian Fremeau breaks down the matchups to watch for in between offensive series.

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20 Nov 2011, 06:10pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: How Will Palko Fare Against Patriots?

We take a look at how first-time starters fare against pass defenses of varying quality: just how much will the Pats' defense help Tyler Palko?

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18 Nov 2011, 09:57am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: No Case For Houston

Houston has much more in common with the 2007 Hawaii Warriors (a team that flopped badly in a Sugar Bowl matchup with Georgia) than with the non-AQ BCS busters like Utah, Boise State, and TCU that have thrived in recent seasons.

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1 comment, Last at 18 Nov 2011, 1:55pm by AnonymousBoob

17 Nov 2011, 12:18pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: The Truth About Mark Sanchez

I'm a well-known Mark Sanchez detractor, so perhaps you'll be surprised to see me defending the Jets quarterback in this piece. The main point: There's a difference between horrible and slightly below-average, especially when you're talking about a third-year player who still has potential for improvement.

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4 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2011, 12:43am by Anonymous(not that one)

16 Nov 2011, 01:55pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 11 Fantasy Matchups

We know that the score line affects how much teams run the ball. Do you want to know which fantasy backs are most and least affected by that phenomenon? In this week's fantasy column, we detail running back usage rates by score gap; and, of course, the player matchups to watch.

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2 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2011, 12:48pm by cbirkemeier

15 Nov 2011, 02:52pm by Vincent Verhei

AGS: Seahawks over Ravens

The enigmatic Baltimore Ravens are one of the most inconsistent teams in the league, playing better against good teams than against bad teams. Also, we're sick of writing about the Eagles.

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7 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2011, 7:30am by GrandVezir