Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Oct 2011, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Has Alex Smith Improved?

49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been the tenth-best quarterback in the NFL by our metrics so far this year. Is that sustainable?

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2 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2011, 1:45am by Jim Glass

13 Oct 2011, 02:25pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 6 Fantasy Matchups

In this week's fantasy matchups column, our advice is basically to start your Cowboys, start your Bengals, and sit your Texans. Yes, that includes Arian Foster if you're brave enough to pull the trigger.

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2 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2011, 2:06pm by Spanky

11 Oct 2011, 08:41pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: One and Two-Loss BCS Contenders

The season is six weeks old, and there are many undefeated programs eagerly anticipating the announcement of the initial BCS standings next week. The pecking order at the top will be all about the BCS championship game, but there are several other teams with a blemish or two on the record that can still make a strong run to the finish.

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11 Oct 2011, 12:57pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Seahawks over Giants

This week we look at the latest team to baffle the dominant NFC East power that is the Philadelphi-- oh? There's a different team this week?

The Seahawks are improving as the season goes on. We look into the where and the how of that, and why they were able to stun the Giants, ruining your suicide pool in the process.

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6 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2011, 10:34am by Eddo

09 Oct 2011, 07:06pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Detroit Needs to Diversify Its Offense

The Lions' pass offense has been impressive in their 4-0 start, but what about that 30th-ranked running game? This week's Monday Night Football column looks at how the disparity between the two raises red flags about Detroit's Super Bowl prospects.

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9 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2011, 3:28pm by Joseph

06 Oct 2011, 03:37pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 5 Fantasy Matchups

You'll want to be starting the Falcons passing game members this week. And your Saints running backs. That plus another Philip Rivers sighting!

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06 Oct 2011, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: How is Tennessee Winning?

Analysis of the surprising 3-1 Titans shows a team very similar to the Titans team that went 13-3 in 2003: strong passing and defense overcoming a stagnant running game. But since Matt Hasselbeck is unlikely to continue playing at a superstar level, the onus is on the defense to keep the team in the AFC South race.

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1 comment, Last at 06 Oct 2011, 1:24pm by Dr. Gamera

04 Oct 2011, 12:05pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: 49ers over Eagles

The Eagles get rare back-to-back Any Given Sundays! Actually, they're barely mentioned at all here; instead, we talk about the playoff-bound San Francisco 49ers.

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3 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2011, 11:41am by bravehoptoad

03 Oct 2011, 10:28pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: A&M Will Struggle In SEC

We ran retrodictive projections of Texas A&M against every SEC schedule, and found that even the strongest Aggies teams would be likely to win one fewer game per year in their new conference than they would in the Big 12.

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5 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2011, 12:11am by dub_rex

02 Oct 2011, 06:44pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Analyzing the Colts' Injury Issues

Indianapolis' season is basically over at this point with Peyton Manning gone, but the Colts have also sustained a number of other injuries this season. This is not a one-year trend in the slightest -- the Colts lead the NFL in Adjusted Games Lost over the past five seasons. Why is that?

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3 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2011, 2:30pm by drobviousso