15 Dec 2011, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz
My column for ESPN Insider this week points out that massive imbalance between offense and defense hasn't necessarily kept teams from winning in past postseasons. It's not true that the Saints and Patriots can't compete in the playoffs because of awful defense; what matters is the whole package.
13 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2011, 6:36pm by tuluse
14 Dec 2011, 05:31pm by Danny Tuccitto
For inquiring minds, a look at why our plus-minus tables always have so many quarterbacks in them. Also, advice about running back handcuffs, bad quarterbacks with great matchups, and great quarterbacks with bad matchups.
13 Dec 2011, 12:46pm by Vincent Verhei
This week's Any Given Sunday looks at the problems that San Francisco has on offense, especially in the red zone, with some suggestions that might lead to more touchdowns and fewer field goals.
2 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2011, 3:28pm by tuluse
13 Dec 2011, 10:09am by Brian Fremeau
Urban Meyer, Kevin Sumlin, and Larry Fedora starting out at programs that have challenges to overcome, but there are opportunities for an immediate impact.
2 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2011, 4:11pm by Brian Fremeau
12 Dec 2011, 04:45am by Danny Tuccitto
We look at why the St. Louis offense has struggled so much this season. Could it be that Josh McDaniels simply didn't have enough time to implement his system?
7 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2011, 7:13am by BJR
08 Dec 2011, 02:01pm by Aaron Schatz
A number of stats here to show what a great season Jordy Nelson is having. Right now he would set a record for highest DVOA by a wide receiver with at least 60 pass targets. This article also features the debut of slightly tweaked receiving plus-minus and YAC+ stats for use in-season. Nelson does excellent in these as well. Since this piece is ESPN Insider, I'll run some larger tables with those stats for other players here on FO sometime this weekend.
36 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2012, 12:15am by C.J.
07 Dec 2011, 02:00pm by Danny Tuccitto
For many, it's fantasy postseason time, so I take one last look at DVOA-based strengths of schedule. Elsewhere, after 13 weeks, I finally get to selfishly feature 49ers in the player capsules.
2 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2011, 1:01am by Danny Tuccitto
06 Dec 2011, 04:25pm by Vincent Verhei
Atlanta could not run the ball against Houston, and we look at how the erosion of their offensive line has hurt them this season.
8 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2012, 2:40pm by OttoIbanez
05 Dec 2011, 09:38pm by Brian Fremeau
As unpopular as the BCS may be, it does do one thing rather well: award the team that had the best overall season in college football with the national championship trophy.
77 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2011, 1:29am by An Onimous