12 Nov 2009, 05:17pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's another trip around the matchups of the week featuring FO's advanced stats. Among the things you will learn this week: Pittsburgh should throw more passes to its running backs, the Jets' pass defense is an all-around strength, the Minnesota defense gets tired at the end of games, and the most penalized player in the NFL is Buffalo tackle Demetrius Bell.
5 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2009, 12:29pm by Chris F.
11 Nov 2009, 04:01pm by Brian Fremeau
Even if all the big-name unbeatens slip up sometime before the end of the season, TCU may not get a shot at the national title. But as Brian Fremeau shows, their schedule is comparable to those of teams like Florida and Cincinnati, and their play has been dominant.
3 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2009, 12:56am by Red Hedgehog
11 Nov 2009, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz
As part of ESPN's Midseason Package, we've put together a bunch of new content.
The first article is on the 2010 Rebuilders, what the Raiders, Titans, Chargers, Seahawks, and Browns will need to do to get their franchises going.
Piece number two covers » More...
3 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2009, 6:08pm by Matt (not the registered one)
10 Nov 2009, 12:03pm by Vince Verhei
The vicious cycle of Green Bay weakness... sacks lead to punts, punts lead to field position problems, and field position problems lead to Tampa Bay's first win of 2009.
9 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2009, 2:02pm by Ryan
10 Nov 2009, 11:01am by Aaron Schatz
Yours truly guests on the Bill Simmons podcast along with Mike Lombardi, catching up with the NFL at midseason. Included: Lombardi and I make the same Super Bowl pick at gunpoint, why Miami is the best team with a losing record, and how the Giants might be similar to the 2005 Steelers.
10 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2009, 3:52pm by dmstorm22
08 Nov 2009, 11:15pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's Monday Night Football feature asks fans to look at Kyle Orton's rookie season in its proper context, and consider how he's played over the past two seasons. What if Orton is a much better quarterback than anyone gives him credit for?
20 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2009, 6:01pm by Matt (not the registered one)
06 Nov 2009, 01:01pm by Bill Barnwell
With a look at fantasy points by month.
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05 Nov 2009, 11:11am by Aaron Schatz
Among this week's subjects in Numbers Crunching: The incredible consistency of the New England offense, how the Saints' biggest weakness could lead to a Carolina upset, and why DVOA's rank for the Houston defense (28th) is so different from the NFL's official rank (16th).
04 Nov 2009, 12:53pm by Bill Connelly
This week's ESPN Insider college football feature takes a look at this week's big LSU-Alabama contest. With so many good defensive players on both sides, how is anybody going to score in this game? Look at the numbers, and you'll see each team will have certain openings for offense.