16 Sep 2010, 03:32pm by Brian Fremeau
Is 2010 destined to head down the same path as 2007, a season marked by unexpected upsets and poll instability? Our projected win expectations suggest there may very well be several elite teams with damaged resumes at season's end. Boise State and TCU are already in prime position to take advantage.
16 Sep 2010, 03:08pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's fantasy matchups column reviews some of the things that happened in Week 1 of the 2009 season as part of National Jump to Conclusions Week.
8 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2010, 9:38am by Boo-urns
14 Sep 2010, 12:34pm by Vincent Verhei
As the first Any Given Sunday of the season points out, it isn't Houston's victory over Indianapolis that is important. It's how the Texans won, finally showing a running game to compliment their passing game and exposing the return of Indy's run defense issues.
20 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2010, 11:26pm by drobviousso
11 Sep 2010, 02:37pm by Aaron Schatz
The first ESPN Insider MNF feature has fun with similarity scores for the young running backs playing this Monday night: Jamaal Charles, Ray Rice, and Shonn Greene. (Ryan Mathews, of course, can't have scores since he's a rookie.) Before you click on the piece, see if you can name the only two players other than Charles to average 5.75 yards per carry with at least 150 carries (since 1978).
6 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2010, 6:19pm by Capt. Anonymous
09 Sep 2010, 03:51pm by Bill Barnwell
The FO Fantasy Matchups column returns for its fourth season. This week, we talk about why you should start Hines Ward and bench Anquan Boldin.
18 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2010, 12:15pm by mo
09 Sep 2010, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz
Numbers Crunching is back for another year, filled with FO stats on this week's matchups.
8 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2010, 1:11pm by spotter
08 Sep 2010, 01:10pm by Bill Barnwell
In this look at why the Saints are extremely unlikely to repeat, we craft a story for each of the five previous Super Bowl winners and why their fans would have expected them to repeat, and what happened to prevent them from doing so.
1 comment, Last at 11 Dec 2012, 11:25pm by box Barcelona
07 Sep 2010, 10:04am by Bill Barnwell
To accompany a piece on whether the Bengals will succeed with Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco at quarterback, I looked at old wideout tandems from the past.
3 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2010, 9:28pm by zlionsfan
06 Sep 2010, 04:58pm by Aaron Schatz
Today's preseason debate on the ESPN.com NFL page is "Will Dallas become the first Super Bowl home team?" As a sidebar, we've contributed this Insider piece about the Cowboys' Achilles heel, the aging offensive line. Nothing new really, if you've already read FOA 2010. By the way, the line "In other words: the Cowboys are due" was added by the editors; no, we don't think that a very healthy team is more likely to be injured the next year. The issue is that a very healthy team is just as likely to have average health the next year.
14 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2010, 9:02pm by sherritp
04 Sep 2010, 12:43pm by Bill Barnwell
This ESPN Insider story looks at three strong indicators that have driven the NFL's biggest turnarounds over the last three seasons: improved health, improvement at quarterback, and Pythagorean regression to the mean. One team qualifies in all three areas, which is why we're picking Washington as a 2010 playoff team.
11 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2010, 2:14pm by loneweasel