Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Dec 2009, 02:14pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Chargers over Cowboys

This week's Any Given Sunday looks at how the Chargers are winning despite the most unbalanced offense of the DVOA Era. Look for more Chargers DVOA analysis in the main DVOA analysis article later today.

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16 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2009, 3:46pm by randplaty

13 Dec 2009, 07:05pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Frank Gore's Tough Running

As this MNF feature points out, Frank Gore's high yards per carry average this year is pretty remarkable given the poor quality of San Francisco's run blocking.

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4 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2009, 5:50pm by Sifter

11 Dec 2009, 04:52pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Week 14 Fantasy Matchups

Ah yes. The Ballad of Volek And Bennett.

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2 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2009, 10:10am by John G F

11 Dec 2009, 11:37am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Evaluating the Brian Kelly Hire

An easier 2010 schedule and a good record coaching close games throughout his career may set up Brian Kelly for early success at Notre Dame.

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7 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2009, 10:50am by turning winds

10 Dec 2009, 11:47am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 14 Numbers Crunching

Here's our weekly look at matchups through a Football Outsiders lens. This week we learn that the Bengals aren't as good in close games as you might believe, the Eagles' blitzes haven't been as effective as in years past, and the Patriots need to re-focus on the tight end to beat Carolina.

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1 comment, Last at 10 Dec 2009, 12:08pm by DGL

08 Dec 2009, 01:18pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Cardinals over Vikings

As we discuss in this week's Any Given Sunday, the Cardinals are almost like a lab experiment designed specifically to beat the Minnesota Vikings, and it is very likely that the Vikings will have to face them again in the postseason.

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17 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2009, 12:31am by Sifter

06 Dec 2009, 01:19pm by Ned Macey

ESPN: Driver and Mason, Still Getting It Done

This week's MNF feature for ESPN Insider looks at two 34-year-old wide receivers still leading their teams in receiving yards -- and facing off this Monday night.

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2 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2009, 4:34am by ammek

04 Dec 2009, 04:12pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Week 13 Fantasy Matchups

This week's fantasy matchups feature compares performance early in the year to the playoff weeks.

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03 Dec 2009, 12:09pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 13 Numbers Crunching

This week's Numbers Crunching features the first 2009 appearance of FO game charting data. Learn about Ray Rice's amazing ability to run out of shotgun, Jason McKie's importance to the Chicago offense, and why the Patriots need to play against type to beat the Miami Dolphins.

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03 Dec 2009, 11:58am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Chris Johnson is NEXT

Here's a statistical look at the greatness of Chris Johnson, as part of ESPN The Magazine's annual "NEXT" issue. Includes a fun little year-by-year projection for Johnson's career based on doing similarity scores, which ends up with Johnson setting an NFL record with 5.3 career yards per carry.

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2 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2009, 5:48pm by E