29 Oct 2009, 02:32pm by Aaron Schatz
Does it seem like 2009 has more awful teams than ever before? As this ESPN article points out, the difference isn't that big, and the bad teams aren't as bad as you think. Schedule strength means things are going to get better... except for Tampa Bay and Washington.
4 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2009, 12:10pm by Michael LaRocca
29 Oct 2009, 11:21am by Aaron Schatz
In our latest look at stats for this week's matchups around the league: Philadelphia needs to get more out of its Wildcat, Steve Slaton has a weird rushing/receiving split, and Tennessee makes a big punter upgrade. Plus: Aaron Rodgers gets ready for a big day of YAC-ity sacks.
28 Oct 2009, 04:30pm by Brian Fremeau
This week's college football feature for ESPN Insider takes a look at the USC defense. Is it truly as inconsistent as it looks?
1 comment, Last at 29 Oct 2009, 10:36am by Mythology Boy
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.
1 comment, Last at 28 Oct 2009, 5:56pm by BCam
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.
6 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2009, 11:46am by Kevin from Philly
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.
5 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2009, 7:46pm by KO
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.
5 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2009, 11:40am by chemical burn