01 Feb 2010, 10:29am by Tim Gerheim
The second part of today's two-fer at ESPN Insider looks at how Peyton Manning has done against Gregg Williams defenses over the past few seasons. Manning generally is excellent against the blitz, but looking back, Tim Gerheim finds something very interesting: In three games against Williams defenses since we started game charting (2006 Redskins and 2008 Jaguars), Manning has struggled against Williams' blitzes and just killed his secondary when Williams' defenses only sent the standard four.
1 comment, Last at 02 Feb 2010, 1:32am by Stan
01 Feb 2010, 10:25am by Ned Macey
A two-part feature on ESPN Insider today takes a look at how each quarterback has done against the defensive scheme favored by this week's opponent. First up, Ned Macey looks at the Saints against the Cover-2 over the past three years, and what's changed in 2009.
28 Jan 2010, 01:37pm by Ned Macey
Has the Colts' defense really improved? We take a look at ESPN.
17 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2010, 1:09pm by Anonymous6789
26 Jan 2010, 12:30pm by Bill Barnwell
This ESPN.com Insider piece looks at five players who shouldn't have been on the original Pro Bowl rosters -- ignoring the injury replacements -- and five players who still have been snubbed, despite the fact that anybody who threw a pass in the AFC has been named to the team by this point.
21 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2010, 12:22am by Akonz
21 Jan 2010, 10:52am by Aaron Schatz
Numbers Crunching has lots of stats on this week's conference championships, including reasons why the Colts-Jets game will be close and reasons why a close game favors the Colts anyway. Plus: Gregg Williams could have the advantage against Brett Favre. Many of these tidbits will also be in tomorrow's FO game previews.
9 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2010, 9:34am by Webroot
19 Jan 2010, 01:32pm by Aaron Schatz
The final Any Given Sunday of the 2009 season takes a look at similarity scores for Shonn Greene and Mark Sanchez in their rookie seasons. You will never believe what first-year starting quarterback had the most similar season to Sanchez -- or just how similar it was.
39 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2010, 9:54am by DrewTS
19 Jan 2010, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Time for another edition of the Bill Simmons Playoffs Podcast Spectacular. It's split into two, so this link gets you just me and Chad Millman, but you can also get the first half at ESPN.com with Michael Lombardi and Cousin Sal. We review last weekend's games and get into next weekend's matchups. Warning: It starts with a discussion of the Vikings' final score with a very Pats homer perspective. I had something I wanted to say, and BS Report seemed a more appropriate place than FO's Audibles at the Line.
13 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2010, 3:44am by Brian
15 Jan 2010, 11:19am by Aaron Schatz
The Divisional Round Numbers Crunching finds the spot where the Ravens can poke holes in the Colts, where the Vikings won't stuff the Cowboys, and how the Chargers will handle the pressure against the Jets.
1 comment, Last at 19 Jan 2010, 5:07pm by william mower
13 Jan 2010, 11:42am by Vincent Verhei
Despite a 9-7 record, the Baltimore Ravens are one of the best teams in the NFL. What does their blowout win over New England mean for this week's game against Indianapolis?
8 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2010, 11:38pm by Dice
11 Jan 2010, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, kids! Time for another weekly Bill Simmons NFL postseason podcast. This one is split in two, so my half also features Chad Millman's Vegas perspective. Get my thoughts on the wild card round and an early hint at the surprising second-round picks of the FO "picks vs. the spread" formula. Plus, a couple of Pats fans try to figure out whether this team gives us reason for optimism or pessimism. I think you can guess which angle I argued.
13 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2010, 5:44pm by Nilblog