03 Jan 2011, 02:43pm by Brian Fremeau
One key to Virginia Tech's success in tonight's Orange Bowl is to force Andrew Luck into poor starting field position. Brian Fremeau examines Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster's resume against elite passers for other keys.
03 Jan 2011, 01:57pm by Aaron Schatz
Ladies and gentlemen, we're back with the weekly postseason appearances on the Bill Simmons podcast. This week, I break down the playoffs overall, including a surprising reason why Seattle could upset New Orleans.
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30 Dec 2010, 04:08pm by Bill Connelly
The latest FO piece for ESPN Insider focuses on two underrated defenses facing off in El Paso. Miami ranked eighth in Def. S&P+ this season, and Notre Dame ranked a surprising fourth. Miami dominates on standard downs, while Notre Dame's 3-4 unleashes hell on passing downs.
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30 Dec 2010, 03:21pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching highlights three rematches with playoff implications: Redskins-Giants, Packers-Bears, and of course Rams-Seahawks.
30 Dec 2010, 12:44pm by Bill Barnwell
Last Fantasy Matchups of the year! Good luck, Week 17 Championship Gamers.
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28 Dec 2010, 03:20pm by Vincent Verhei
This week: Is it sometimes better to go without star receivers? Sunday's Bengals performance seems to suggest so, and even the Chargers have a higher DVOA this year without Antonio Gates than they do with him -- he's been amazing, but the rest of the offense hasn't been quite as good when he's in the lineup. Likely coincidence, but still interesting.
3 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2010, 8:49pm by Vince Verhei
25 Dec 2010, 11:57am by Bill Barnwell
We get past the 19-1 record to explore if Matt Ryan actually is significantly better at home; and what it means for his next 20 starts there.
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24 Dec 2010, 10:31am by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching looks at NYG-GB, NO-ATL, and NYJ-CHI.
23 Dec 2010, 11:25am by Brian Fremeau
As if the flooding weren't enough, according to FEI ratings, tonight is also the bowl match-up that features the highest weekly FEI variance among its participants, Navy and San Diego State. Brian Fremeau discusses this and other statistics that may influence unpredictability in upcoming bowl games.
3 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2010, 5:16pm by Brian Fremeau
23 Dec 2010, 11:23am by Bill Barnwell
The Championship Week Fantasy Matchups column is here. And judging from the amount of e-mails I've gotten already this week from our fantasy football answering service, it seems like a lot of FO readers are actually in their championship games, so good luck everyone!
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