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?
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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.
10 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2010, 10:48am by Eddo
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.
14 Oct 2010, 01:14pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's fantasy matchups column looks at some of the big changes in defensive performance between this year and last season and analyzes if they're likely to stick. Plus: Jabs at Colt McCoy.
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13 Oct 2010, 04:19pm by Bill Connelly
In today's ESPN piece, Bill Connelly looks at the steady disappearance of dynasties from college football. Is college football a giant oligarchy where the have-nots fight over the haves' tables scraps? Absolutely. And it is so much more competitive -- and more difficult to dominate -- than it used to be.