Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Oct 2009, 02:36pm by The Outsiders

ESPN: Unsung Units You Need to Know

This week's FO college football feature on ESPN looks at units that are doing a great job underneath the radar: offenses for Stanford and TCU as well as defenses for Virginia, Oregon, and USF.

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09 Oct 2009, 12:46pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Week 5 Fantasy Matchups

This week's fantasy matchups column looks at when you should consider a player's past performance against a specific team. Plus: It's a good week for Big Ben and FO binky Jerome Harrison, and an even worse than usual week for JaMarcus Russell. Can you complete zero percent of passes in a game?

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3 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2009, 9:40pm by tuluse

08 Oct 2009, 04:15pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 5 Numbers Crunching

Here's our weekly look at interesting statistics from the NFL's upcoming games.

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06 Oct 2009, 03:39pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN Any Given Sunday: Broncos over Cowboys

How for real are the Broncos? If Sunday's win over Dallas is any indication, the answer is "very." Plus: Will someone please get the Cowboys some wide receivers?

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17 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2009, 10:34pm by PerlStalker

04 Oct 2009, 08:18pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Favre Fears No Dome

We update an essay from Pro Football Prospectus 2005 that looked at Brett Favre's supposedly poor record indoors. The short version: The Metrodome isn't Favre's Kryptonite anymore, if it ever really was.

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02 Oct 2009, 03:27pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Week 4 Numbers Crunching

This week's Numbers Crunching ponders the bizarre splits of three weeks of NFL action.

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02 Oct 2009, 01:51pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Week 4 Fantasy Matchups

Included in this week's fantasy matchups is a not-totally-scientific analysis of whether Denver will remain an elite defense.

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28 Sep 2009, 05:20am by Vince Verhei

ESPN Any Given Sunday: Lions Over Redskins

The linked article focuses on the defensive strategy the Redskins used against the Lions and Matthew Stafford, and why it was so unsuccessful. It does not discuss the controversial coaching decisions Jim Zorn made in the first quarter of the game that have some Redskins fans up in arms.

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15 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2009, 12:21pm by AG

27 Sep 2009, 01:49pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: The Delhomme Incident

Our ESPN column this week looks at quarterbacks with similar two-game streaks to Jake Delhomme's disastrous end to 2008 and start to 2009.

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26 Sep 2009, 04:09pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Do Clutch Quarterbacks Exist?

ESPN Magazine asked me to look at whether there truly is such a thing as a clutch quarterback, i.e. a quarterback who always plays better in the fourth quarter of close games. This article is the (very short) result: After looking at both passer rating and DVOA, there doesn't seem to be any year-to-year correlation in the difference between a quarterback's performance in the clutch and his performance overall.

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50 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2009, 12:11pm by RickD