19 Nov 2009, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Among the tidbits in this week's Numbers Crunching: The Colts run best where they run least, the Patriots excel on second-and-short, and Adrian Peterson gets ready to make the Sunday night highlights. Repeatedly.
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17 Nov 2009, 11:56am by Vincent Verhei
Last week's Any Given Sunday talked about how bad the Packers' offensive line was. Then they went out and beat the Cowboys. So what about the other half of the team? This week's Any Given Sunday talks about how their defense (top-ranked in DVOA) could drag that awful offensive line into the playoffs anyway.
5 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2009, 8:16pm by Eddo
16 Nov 2009, 12:17pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's Monday Night Football column features two-year similarity scores for everybody's favorite pair of Jersey boys turned Baltimore superstars. You'll be quite impressed when you see who we compare to Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. Audubon High and Rutgers represent!
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13 Nov 2009, 02:01pm by Bill Barnwell
My super-secret strategy for winning your fantasy league, revealed.
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12 Nov 2009, 05:17pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's another trip around the matchups of the week featuring FO's advanced stats. Among the things you will learn this week: Pittsburgh should throw more passes to its running backs, the Jets' pass defense is an all-around strength, the Minnesota defense gets tired at the end of games, and the most penalized player in the NFL is Buffalo tackle Demetrius Bell.
5 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2009, 12:29pm by Chris F.
11 Nov 2009, 04:01pm by Brian Fremeau
Even if all the big-name unbeatens slip up sometime before the end of the season, TCU may not get a shot at the national title. But as Brian Fremeau shows, their schedule is comparable to those of teams like Florida and Cincinnati, and their play has been dominant.
3 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2009, 12:56am by Red Hedgehog
11 Nov 2009, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz
As part of ESPN's Midseason Package, we've put together a bunch of new content.
The first article is on the 2010 Rebuilders, what the Raiders, Titans, Chargers, Seahawks, and Browns will need to do to get their franchises going.
Piece number two covers » More...
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10 Nov 2009, 12:03pm by Vincent Verhei
The vicious cycle of Green Bay weakness... sacks lead to punts, punts lead to field position problems, and field position problems lead to Tampa Bay's first win of 2009.
9 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2009, 2:02pm by Ryan
10 Nov 2009, 11:01am by Aaron Schatz
Yours truly guests on the Bill Simmons podcast along with Mike Lombardi, catching up with the NFL at midseason. Included: Lombardi and I make the same Super Bowl pick at gunpoint, why Miami is the best team with a losing record, and how the Giants might be similar to the 2005 Steelers.
10 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2009, 3:52pm by dmstorm22
08 Nov 2009, 11:15pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's Monday Night Football feature asks fans to look at Kyle Orton's rookie season in its proper context, and consider how he's played over the past two seasons. What if Orton is a much better quarterback than anyone gives him credit for?
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