28 Oct 2010, 02:10pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching includes tidbits on Washington's excellent kickoff coverage, Terrance Knighton's strong sophomore season, and the absurd collapse of the Jets' third-down defense.
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28 Oct 2010, 12:36pm by Bill Connelly
In the latest F.O. piece on ESPN, Bill Connelly looks at which factors are usually key to top teams' downfalls, and how much it applies (or doesn't apply) to this week's Ole Miss-Auburn game. Will we see a fourth straight No. 1 team fall this week?
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27 Oct 2010, 11:46am by Vincent Verhei
Normally, Any Given Sunday looks at what we can learn from an upset about a team's weaknesses going forward. But sometimes, an upset is just an upset, and this was one of those weeks. Plus: Why Colt McCoy's early accuracy is nothing special.
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23 Oct 2010, 05:10pm by Aaron Schatz
Some people think a disciplinarian coach like Tom Coughlin helps a team to commit fewer penalties. Often, the same people think a laid-back coach like Wade Phillips leads to a less-disciplined team and more penalties. Are these things true?
4 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2010, 9:22am by Nate Dunlevy
21 Oct 2010, 03:55pm by Aaron Schatz
This week in Numbers Crunching: Why Chicago should prepare for a rain of flags against Washington, a surprising stat on the Minnesota defense, and a look at fumble recovery (bad) luck in the NFC East.
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21 Oct 2010, 02:40pm by Brian Fremeau
Brian Fremeau breaks down recent match-ups of elite defenses versus elite offenses to find some kind of edge in this weekend's LSU/Auburn clash. Les Miles is 4-1 when he brings a top-10 DFEI unit against a top-10 OFEI unit. But he hasn't won one yet on the road.
21 Oct 2010, 12:31pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's fantasy matchups column revisits Matt Cassel's favorable schedule over the next few weeks before getting into the matchup analysis for this week.
2 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2010, 2:22am by Lou
19 Oct 2010, 12:52pm by Vincent Verhei
It's a tale of two lines this week in Any Given Sunday. You're probably familiar with the woeful state of the Chicago offensive line, but the experiment on Seattle's defensive line, and the big results it's producing, may surprise you.
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18 Oct 2010, 02:30pm by Vincent Verhei
In this week's MNF feature for ESPN Insider, we find that run-oriented teams actually play better when they stick to their usual strategy against teams with poor pass defense.
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14 Oct 2010, 01:16pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching breaks down the possibilities for Wes Welker on first down against the Ravens, the Cowboys' inability to stop runs up the middle (with AP on the horizon), and Maurice Jones-Drew sweeping to the outside often on Monday night.