Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Nov 2009, 11:11am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 9 Numbers Crunching

Among this week's subjects in Numbers Crunching: The incredible consistency of the New England offense, how the Saints' biggest weakness could lead to a Carolina upset, and why DVOA's rank for the Houston defense (28th) is so different from the NFL's official rank (16th).

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04 Nov 2009, 12:53pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Offensive Hopes for LSU, Alabama

This week's ESPN Insider college football feature takes a look at this week's big LSU-Alabama contest. With so many good defensive players on both sides, how is anybody going to score in this game? Look at the numbers, and you'll see each team will have certain openings for offense.

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04 Nov 2009, 11:25am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Ravens over Broncos

Baltimore's domination of the previously undefeated Broncos helps show us that the Ravens are a major contender despite their 4-3 record.

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15 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2009, 9:13pm by B-Rick

02 Nov 2009, 02:34pm by Sean McCormick

ESPN: The Two Sides of Matt Ryan

This week's ESPN MNF feature takes a look at Matt Ryan's huge home-away splits.

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2 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2009, 6:21pm by James Stephenson

30 Oct 2009, 12:31pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Week 8 Fantasy Matchups

You know, because relying on Matthew Stafford and Marc Bulger to put on a display is such a great idea.

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6 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2009, 2:13pm by sanwekwe

29 Oct 2009, 02:32pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: How Bad the Bad Teams Can Get

Does it seem like 2009 has more awful teams than ever before? As this ESPN article points out, the difference isn't that big, and the bad teams aren't as bad as you think. Schedule strength means things are going to get better... except for Tampa Bay and Washington.

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4 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2009, 12:10pm by Michael LaRocca

29 Oct 2009, 11:21am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 8 Numbers Crunching

In our latest look at stats for this week's matchups around the league: Philadelphia needs to get more out of its Wildcat, Steve Slaton has a weird rushing/receiving split, and Tennessee makes a big punter upgrade. Plus: Aaron Rodgers gets ready for a big day of YAC-ity sacks.

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28 Oct 2009, 04:30pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: USC's Trendy Defense

This week's college football feature for ESPN Insider takes a look at the USC defense. Is it truly as inconsistent as it looks?

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28 Oct 2009, 12:52pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Cardinals over Giants

Whoops, forgot to get this up yesterday. Here's the latest Any Given Sunday, looking at the Arizona run defense (yet another defensive unit that has improved dramatically in 2009) and the problems in the Giants secondary.

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26 Oct 2009, 03:58pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Don't Count Out the Eagles

This week's MNF feature on ESPN Insider points out that one surprise loss does not spoil a team's Super Bowl hopes. Every single Super Bowl champion of the DVOA Era had at least one loss with a single-game DVOA lower than what the Eagles put up against Oakland; I catalog all 15 of those games.

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6 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2009, 11:46am by Kevin from Philly