03 Dec 2009, 12:09pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
03 Dec 2009, 11:58am by Aaron Schatz
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.
2 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2009, 5:48pm by E
02 Dec 2009, 12:08pm by Bill Connelly
It's a double feature of college football on ESPN Insider this week. Our second article brings you Bill Connelly's play-by-play breakdown of the big Florida-Alabama SEC Championship. By the way, look for a special edition of Audibles covering this game and other NCAA conference championships this weekend.
01 Dec 2009, 01:25pm by Brian Fremeau
Our man from South Bend, Brian Fremeau, takes a look at the now-open Notre Dame job, and what it will take to rebuild the Irish program.
15 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2009, 8:26pm by MatMan
01 Dec 2009, 01:20pm by Vincent Verhei
This week's Any Given Sunday looks at the future of the Dolphins, who desperately need a number one wide receiver and help in the middle of the front seven. Hey, you can't run a whole defense with just two really good strong safeties.
28 Nov 2009, 06:58pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Monday Night Football feature for ESPN Insider looks at the best deep passers in the NFL, a list led by Drew Brees. We also adjust completion percentage based on pass distance.
5 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2009, 12:18pm by wr
25 Nov 2009, 03:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's your weekly look at matchups through the prism of Football Outsiders stats.
1 comment, Last at 25 Nov 2009, 4:56pm by zlionsfan
25 Nov 2009, 12:25pm by Bill Barnwell
This week we're rockin' little-known players like Jason Snelling and Malcom "Don't Call Me Malcolm" Floyd -- and staying far away from Kevin Smith and Matt Forte.
1 comment, Last at 25 Nov 2009, 9:11pm by Anonymoussss
24 Nov 2009, 03:26pm by Vincent Verhei
This week's Any Given Sunday does double-duty, looking at both the Oakland win over Cincinnati and the Kansas City win over Pittsburgh. Did these games represent the culmination of trends that could cost these teams their playoff spots? The answer will please Bengals fans and disappoint Steelers fans.
4 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2009, 4:36pm by DFJinPgh