11 Jan 2010, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, kids! Time for another weekly Bill Simmons NFL postseason podcast. This one is split in two, so my half also features Chad Millman's Vegas perspective. Get my thoughts on the wild card round and an early hint at the surprising second-round picks of the FO "picks vs. the spread" formula. Plus, a couple of Pats fans try to figure out whether this team gives us reason for optimism or pessimism. I think you can guess which angle I argued.
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07 Jan 2010, 02:35pm by Aaron Schatz
If you liked Numbers Crunching during the regular season, you'll love it for the playoffs, with even more tidbits for each game. Some of this stuff will also appear in tomorrow's expanded playoff previews here on FO.
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06 Jan 2010, 04:51pm by Brian Fremeau
In this ESPN Insider piece, Brian Fremeau looks at how red zone play and special teams will play big roles in the Texas-Alabama matchup. The full FO preview of the BCS Championship game will be up Thursday morning, with a Cover It Live blog Thursday night.
05 Jan 2010, 01:02pm by Vincent Verhei
Vince Verhei looks at what Sunday night's blowout means for next weekend's playoff rematch between Cincinnati and New York.
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04 Jan 2010, 10:49pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, kids! It's that time of year, with this first edition of the weekly Bill Simmons NFL Playoffs Podcast, featuring yours truly along with Cousin Sal, Chad Millman, and Michael Lombardi. My segment starts about 40 minutes in.
40 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2010, 3:52pm by Dave
31 Dec 2009, 06:57pm by Aaron Schatz
The final Numbers Crunching of the regular season goes a little extra for the most important games, with lots of good information on quarterbacks against the blitz from the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project.
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31 Dec 2009, 01:57pm by Bill Barnwell
Somehow, my penultimate sentence became "And convince your league commissioner to move your draft to Week 16 next year. " That should be your championship game, but I like the idea of drafting in Week 16, too.
Here's the final fantasy matchups column of the year, with a different format for the weird week.
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29 Dec 2009, 07:14pm by Vincent Verhei
Vince Verhei looks at what's gone wrong in New Orleans over the past few weeks. The main problems: opponents have taken away the deep pass, while taking advantage of the Saints' poor run defense.
27 Dec 2009, 02:13pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's ESPN feature looks at the Bears' offense and what they need to do to help out Jay Cutler.
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24 Dec 2009, 11:37am by Aaron Schatz
Here is our weekly look at games through the lens of Football Outsiders statistics. Among this week's findings: Pittsburgh may want to consider using more play fakes, Houston should blitz more against the Dolphins, and Patrick Willis doesn't just rack up tackles -- he racks up successful tackles.