13 Dec 2009, 07:05pm by Aaron Schatz
As this MNF feature points out, Frank Gore's high yards per carry average this year is pretty remarkable given the poor quality of San Francisco's run blocking.
4 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2009, 5:50pm by Sifter
11 Dec 2009, 04:52pm by Bill Barnwell
Ah yes. The Ballad of Volek And Bennett.
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11 Dec 2009, 11:37am by Brian Fremeau
An easier 2010 schedule and a good record coaching close games throughout his career may set up Brian Kelly for early success at Notre Dame.
7 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2009, 10:50am by turning winds
10 Dec 2009, 11:47am by Aaron Schatz
Here's our weekly look at matchups through a Football Outsiders lens. This week we learn that the Bengals aren't as good in close games as you might believe, the Eagles' blitzes haven't been as effective as in years past, and the Patriots need to re-focus on the tight end to beat Carolina.
1 comment, Last at 10 Dec 2009, 12:08pm by DGL
08 Dec 2009, 01:18pm by Vincent Verhei
As we discuss in this week's Any Given Sunday, the Cardinals are almost like a lab experiment designed specifically to beat the Minnesota Vikings, and it is very likely that the Vikings will have to face them again in the postseason.
17 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2009, 12:31am by Sifter
06 Dec 2009, 01:19pm by Ned Macey
This week's MNF feature for ESPN Insider looks at two 34-year-old wide receivers still leading their teams in receiving yards -- and facing off this Monday night.
2 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2009, 4:34am by ammek
04 Dec 2009, 04:12pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's fantasy matchups feature compares performance early in the year to the playoff weeks.
03 Dec 2009, 12:09pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching features the first 2009 appearance of FO game charting data. Learn about Ray Rice's amazing ability to run out of shotgun, Jason McKie's importance to the Chicago offense, and why the Patriots need to play against type to beat the Miami Dolphins.
03 Dec 2009, 11:58am by Aaron Schatz
Here's a statistical look at the greatness of Chris Johnson, as part of ESPN The Magazine's annual "NEXT" issue. Includes a fun little year-by-year projection for Johnson's career based on doing similarity scores, which ends up with Johnson setting an NFL record with 5.3 career yards per carry.
2 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2009, 5:48pm by E
02 Dec 2009, 12:08pm by Bill Connelly
It's a double feature of college football on ESPN Insider this week. Our second article brings you Bill Connelly's play-by-play breakdown of the big Florida-Alabama SEC Championship. By the way, look for a special edition of Audibles covering this game and other NCAA conference championships this weekend.