04 Oct 2009, 08:18pm by Aaron Schatz
We update an essay from Pro Football Prospectus 2005 that looked at Brett Favre's supposedly poor record indoors. The short version: The Metrodome isn't Favre's Kryptonite anymore, if it ever really was.
02 Oct 2009, 03:27pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's Numbers Crunching ponders the bizarre splits of three weeks of NFL action.
02 Oct 2009, 01:51pm by Bill Barnwell
Included in this week's fantasy matchups is a not-totally-scientific analysis of whether Denver will remain an elite defense.
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28 Sep 2009, 05:20am by Vincent Verhei
The linked article focuses on the defensive strategy the Redskins used against the Lions and Matthew Stafford, and why it was so unsuccessful. It does not discuss the controversial coaching decisions Jim Zorn made in the first quarter of the game that have some Redskins fans up in arms.
15 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2009, 12:21pm by AG
27 Sep 2009, 01:49pm by Bill Barnwell
Our ESPN column this week looks at quarterbacks with similar two-game streaks to Jake Delhomme's disastrous end to 2008 and start to 2009.
26 Sep 2009, 04:09pm by Aaron Schatz
ESPN Magazine asked me to look at whether there truly is such a thing as a clutch quarterback, i.e. a quarterback who always plays better in the fourth quarter of close games. This article is the (very short) result: After looking at both passer rating and DVOA, there doesn't seem to be any year-to-year correlation in the difference between a quarterback's performance in the clutch and his performance overall.
50 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2009, 12:11pm by RickD
25 Sep 2009, 02:18pm by Bill Barnwell
Here's the Week 3 matchups column.
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24 Sep 2009, 03:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Hi ho. I made my first-ever appearance on the ESPN Fantasy Focus podcast today, talking for about 15 minutes about various fantasy football issues including the Bears, opponent adjustments, and the Jets defense. Interview starts about halfway in, and does not require a Insider subscription.
3 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2009, 9:03pm by tally
24 Sep 2009, 01:25pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Numbers Crunching looks at a variety of stats from 2008 and 2009. Learn why Washington should spread the field against Detroit, which little-known player might be the key to a Green Bay win, and which Tennessee defender may be aging quickly.
3 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2009, 11:32am by pheimill