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25 Oct 2011, 01:10pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Texans over Titans

The story of two teams headed in opposite directions. Plus: Will the return of Andre Johnson free things up even more for Arian Foster?

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4 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2011, 10:24pm by jw124164

23 Oct 2011, 08:08pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: How Good is Baltimore's Defense?

How good is the Baltimore defense, and can they stay that good for the entire season? We look at little bit at some weaknesses that could become a problem... although probably not this week. By the way, Baltimore is the second team to be first in both run and pass defense DVOA through six weeks. The first was the 1997 San Francisco 49ers.

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5 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2011, 3:18am by IsraelP

20 Oct 2011, 02:05pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Does Palmer Make Oakland a Contender?

We examine the Carson Palmer trade and conclude that it's a lot more about sustaining Oakland's playoff chances than actually improving the Raiders. The offensive line, in particular, has made a leap that has helped the Raiders offense play well.

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6 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2011, 9:12am by Blotzphoto

20 Oct 2011, 01:23pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 7 Fantasy Matchups

In this week's column, we use DVOA to identify the easiest and toughest remaining fantasy schedules. Not that anyone's roster is overflowing with them, but the stats say to avoid Browns players from here out.

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4 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2011, 7:33pm by BroncFan07

18 Oct 2011, 03:55pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: 49ers over Lions

We look at two of the Lions' weaknesses that were exposed in their loss to San Francisco: an inability to stop big runs and a lack of a reliable second target next to Calvin Johnson.

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10 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2011, 1:30pm by Vince Verhei

17 Oct 2011, 04:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on B.S. Report

Listen to me talk to Bill Simmons on this week's B.S. Report, and you can get a sneak preview of which team will be No. 1 in DVOA after this week's games. Plus I talk about a bunch of other stuff, like the Giants' killer upcoming schedule and the lack of balanced teams in 2011.

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7 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2011, 7:11pm by bravehoptoad

17 Oct 2011, 12:01pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Pitfalls Ahead for BCS Top Teams

The top four teams in the initial BCS standings set up nicely for a four-team playoff. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

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16 Oct 2011, 05:42pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Don't Write Off the Jets Just Yet

DVOA doesn't back up their 2-3 record, and the Jets are still a very good team despite their poor start.

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5 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 7:06pm by tuluse

13 Oct 2011, 05:55pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Has Alex Smith Improved?

49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been the tenth-best quarterback in the NFL by our metrics so far this year. Is that sustainable?

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2 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2011, 1:45am by Jim Glass

13 Oct 2011, 02:25pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 6 Fantasy Matchups

In this week's fantasy matchups column, our advice is basically to start your Cowboys, start your Bengals, and sit your Texans. Yes, that includes Arian Foster if you're brave enough to pull the trigger.

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2 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2011, 2:06pm by Spanky