21 Jan 2010, 10:52am by Aaron Schatz
Numbers Crunching has lots of stats on this week's conference championships, including reasons why the Colts-Jets game will be close and reasons why a close game favors the Colts anyway. Plus: Gregg Williams could have the advantage against Brett Favre. Many of these tidbits will also be in tomorrow's FO game previews.
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19 Jan 2010, 01:32pm by Aaron Schatz
The final Any Given Sunday of the 2009 season takes a look at similarity scores for Shonn Greene and Mark Sanchez in their rookie seasons. You will never believe what first-year starting quarterback had the most similar season to Sanchez -- or just how similar it was.
39 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2010, 9:54am by DrewTS
19 Jan 2010, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Time for another edition of the Bill Simmons Playoffs Podcast Spectacular. It's split into two, so this link gets you just me and Chad Millman, but you can also get the first half at ESPN.com with Michael Lombardi and Cousin Sal. We review last weekend's games and get into next weekend's matchups. Warning: It starts with a discussion of the Vikings' final score with a very Pats homer perspective. I had something I wanted to say, and BS Report seemed a more appropriate place than FO's Audibles at the Line.
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15 Jan 2010, 11:19am by Aaron Schatz
The Divisional Round Numbers Crunching finds the spot where the Ravens can poke holes in the Colts, where the Vikings won't stuff the Cowboys, and how the Chargers will handle the pressure against the Jets.
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13 Jan 2010, 11:42am by Vincent Verhei
Despite a 9-7 record, the Baltimore Ravens are one of the best teams in the NFL. What does their blowout win over New England mean for this week's game against Indianapolis?
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11 Jan 2010, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, kids! Time for another weekly Bill Simmons NFL postseason podcast. This one is split in two, so my half also features Chad Millman's Vegas perspective. Get my thoughts on the wild card round and an early hint at the surprising second-round picks of the FO "picks vs. the spread" formula. Plus, a couple of Pats fans try to figure out whether this team gives us reason for optimism or pessimism. I think you can guess which angle I argued.
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07 Jan 2010, 02:35pm by Aaron Schatz
If you liked Numbers Crunching during the regular season, you'll love it for the playoffs, with even more tidbits for each game. Some of this stuff will also appear in tomorrow's expanded playoff previews here on FO.
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06 Jan 2010, 04:51pm by Brian Fremeau
In this ESPN Insider piece, Brian Fremeau looks at how red zone play and special teams will play big roles in the Texas-Alabama matchup. The full FO preview of the BCS Championship game will be up Thursday morning, with a Cover It Live blog Thursday night.
05 Jan 2010, 01:02pm by Vincent Verhei
Vince Verhei looks at what Sunday night's blowout means for next weekend's playoff rematch between Cincinnati and New York.
4 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2010, 9:17am by andrew
04 Jan 2010, 10:49pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, kids! It's that time of year, with this first edition of the weekly Bill Simmons NFL Playoffs Podcast, featuring yours truly along with Cousin Sal, Chad Millman, and Michael Lombardi. My segment starts about 40 minutes in.
40 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2010, 3:52pm by Dave