28 Oct 2009, 12:52pm by Vince Verhei
Whoops, forgot to get this up yesterday. Here's the latest Any Given Sunday, looking at the Arizona run defense (yet another defensive unit that has improved dramatically in 2009) and the problems in the Giants secondary.
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26 Oct 2009, 03:58pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's MNF feature on ESPN Insider points out that one surprise loss does not spoil a team's Super Bowl hopes. Every single Super Bowl champion of the DVOA Era had at least one loss with a single-game DVOA lower than what the Eagles put up against Oakland; I catalog all 15 of those games.
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23 Oct 2009, 03:05pm by Bill Barnwell
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23 Oct 2009, 10:51am by Bill Connelly
This week's ESPN college football feature takes a look at home-field advantage in college football. How big is HFA in general? Do certain teams have a bigger HFA than others? And what does this say about the chances of Boise State getting upset this weekend?
22 Oct 2009, 04:03pm by Aaron Schatz
Our roundup of interesting stats for Week 7 shows the big gap between San Diego's starting wide receivers and explains how Cincinnati's strength is Chicago's weakness.
21 Oct 2009, 12:15pm by Mike Tanier
We put together a glossary of route-running terms to accompany an article by Seth Wickersham in the next (non-naked) issue of ESPN The Magazine. The ESPN folks have tossed it online for those who have Insider, along with a pretty little flash app that lets you click through diagrams of the various routes.
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20 Oct 2009, 01:13pm by Vince Verhei
This week's Any Given Sunday looks at Sunday's shocking Eagles loss and finds that it is the product of some bad luck, injuries on the offensive line, and a big gaping 32-year-old hole in the middle of the defense.
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19 Oct 2009, 01:50pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's MNF feature on ESPN takes a look at the biggest problem with the San Diego Chargers -- not the coach, not the offense, but one specific injury on defense.
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18 Oct 2009, 08:32pm by Brian Fremeau
Brian Fremeau examines the plight of one-loss teams in the BCS.
15 Oct 2009, 01:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are some key stats from all of this weekend's matchups, including a look at some surprising strengths: Kansas City's special teams, Cincinnati's coverage of top receivers, and Philadelphia's running game on third down.