28 Dec 2010, 03:20pm by Vincent Verhei
This week: Is it sometimes better to go without star receivers? Sunday's Bengals performance seems to suggest so, and even the Chargers have a higher DVOA this year without Antonio Gates than they do with him -- he's been amazing, but the rest of the offense hasn't been quite as good when he's in the lineup. Likely coincidence, but still interesting.
3 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2010, 8:49pm by Vince Verhei
25 Dec 2010, 11:57am by Bill Barnwell
We get past the 19-1 record to explore if Matt Ryan actually is significantly better at home; and what it means for his next 20 starts there.
4 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2010, 10:46pm by Mountainhawk
24 Dec 2010, 10:31am by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching looks at NYG-GB, NO-ATL, and NYJ-CHI.
23 Dec 2010, 11:25am by Brian Fremeau
As if the flooding weren't enough, according to FEI ratings, tonight is also the bowl match-up that features the highest weekly FEI variance among its participants, Navy and San Diego State. Brian Fremeau discusses this and other statistics that may influence unpredictability in upcoming bowl games.
3 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2010, 5:16pm by Brian Fremeau
23 Dec 2010, 11:23am by Bill Barnwell
The Championship Week Fantasy Matchups column is here. And judging from the amount of e-mails I've gotten already this week from our fantasy football answering service, it seems like a lot of FO readers are actually in their championship games, so good luck everyone!
11 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2010, 10:57pm by bigDOC
22 Dec 2010, 11:10am by Bill Connelly
In this week's ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly discusses Boise State and Utah and how they managed to avoid falling back to earth after losing star coaches in the middle of the last decade.
21 Dec 2010, 03:02pm by Vincent Verhei
Vince looks at whether Gerald McCoy or Ndamukong Suh have had the better rookie season, and whether the Lions or the Bucs need to do more to improve this offseason.
18 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2010, 12:22pm by witless chum
19 Dec 2010, 03:38pm by Ned Macey
For this week's MNF feature for ESPN Insider, Ned Macey looks at improvements in Chicago's numbers since the bye week. Mike Martz seems to be protecting Jay Cutler. No, really.
3 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2010, 6:53pm by Jerry F.
16 Dec 2010, 06:26pm by Aaron Schatz
This week in Numbers Crunching: Reggie Wayne won't have David Jones to kick around anymore, and more trends to look at PHI-NYG, JAC-IND, and NYJ-PIT.