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25 Sep 2012, 12:57pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Steelers D Wilts Without Polamalu

It's rare that you can see the obvious effect of a missing player other than a quarterback, but it is pretty clear when looking at the numbers for the Pittsburgh defense with and without Troy Polamalu since 2008.

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4 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2012, 5:59pm by DisplacedPackerFan

20 Sep 2012, 11:56am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Cardinals over Eagles

This week: How the replacement refs can help the Cardinals surprise the Eagles, and why the placement of cornerbacks is critically important in this game. "Cover Watch" looks at San Francisco at Minnesota. A change this week: From now on, we're only going to cover games where the line is at least three points.

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11 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2012, 2:41am by http://alohascreens.com/retractable-screen-doors

19 Sep 2012, 04:54pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 3 Fantasy Matchups

A follow-up on last week's look at surprising early-season defenses, and applying the old FO finding that No. 1 cornerbacks don't get "matched up" on No. 1 wide receivers. Also, with Detroit's defense coming to town, it's make-or-break week for Chris Johnson's fantasy roster spot.

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5 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2012, 11:39pm by simeonjunker11

18 Sep 2012, 08:25pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Home Field Advantages For Top Teams

When teams do play better at home, what does it mean? Let's take a closer look at home game efficiency splits for Oregon, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Florida State heading into their showdown match-ups this weekend.

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5 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2012, 1:55pm by bravehoptoad

18 Sep 2012, 12:05pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Can Jay Cutler Become Brett Favre?

Um, probably not. But Cutler's numbers are somewhat similar to some other recent quarterbacks who did have postseason success.

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25 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2012, 10:08am by mareeno13

13 Sep 2012, 12:32pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Ravens over Eagles

Once upon a time, the Ravens brought pressure, but Michael Vick was great when pressured. Last week, the Ravens didn't bring as much pressure, and Michael Vick was awful when pressured. What wins out this Sunday?

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9 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2012, 8:48am by ammek

12 Sep 2012, 03:31pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 2 Fantasy Matchups

In this week's installment, we look at a few expectation-defying Week 1 defensive performances that might change how to play fantasy matchups in the coming weeks. Also, we detail several players likely to come back to Earth in Week 2, along with several others poised for a rebound after disappointing in Week 1.

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11 Sep 2012, 09:37pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Bouncing Back From An Upset

Arkansas, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, and Nebraska hope to recover after an upset loss this past weekend. Which one has the best shot at doing so?

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11 Sep 2012, 12:24pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Giants Most Hurt by Week 1 Loss

Vince Verhei points out just how much the Giants' Week 1 loss hurt them when it comes to winning a tight division. Based on a simulation run yesterday, the Giants' playoff odds dropped from 45.7 percent to 19.8 percent in one day. (This may be different from the odds posted later today due to Monday Night Football results.)

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19 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2012, 12:13pm by Eddo

06 Sep 2012, 02:37pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Upset Watch: Steelers over Broncos

Debuting a new weekly feature for ESPN Insider: Upset Watch. Each week, I'll be doing game analysis on the most likely upset of the weekend according to the FO Premium picks system. We'll also include a couple paragraphs on the most likely underdog to cover. This week: An overrated Denver defense makes Pittsburgh a smart pick in Week 1, plus why 12.5 is a lot to give Miami against Houston.

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11 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2012, 12:22am by Dragon Pie