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04 Feb 2010, 03:26pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Super Bowl XLIV Numbers Crunching

Super Bowl Numbers Crunching brings you tons of DVOA splits and other FO stats about the big game, including how the two quarterbacks do when hurried, the best direction for New Orleans to run, and the important penalty referee Scott Green rarely calls.

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01 Feb 2010, 09:00pm by Bill Connelly

ESPN: Recruiting Matters Even More

This ESPN Insider features details the relationship between good recruiting and on-field success.

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4 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2011, 4:44pm by Kurt Drety

01 Feb 2010, 07:56pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Bill Simmons Super Bowl Podcast

Hey, kids! It's time for yours truly on the final Bill Simmons Playoff Podcast Spectacular. We hit on a game too close to call, a big day for guys named Pierre, and something Roger Goodell will never, ever do.

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6 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2010, 4:11pm by lester bangs

01 Feb 2010, 10:29am by Tim Gerheim

ESPN: Gregg Williams Needs to Dial It Up

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.

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1 comment, Last at 02 Feb 2010, 1:32am by Stan

01 Feb 2010, 10:25am by Ned Macey

ESPN: For Saints, It's "Patience, Grasshopper"

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.

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28 Jan 2010, 01:37pm by Ned Macey

ESPN: What Improved Colts Defense?

Has the Colts' defense really improved? We take a look at ESPN.

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17 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2010, 1:09pm by Anonymous6789

26 Jan 2010, 12:30pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Pro Bowl Snubs and Mistakes

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.

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21 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2010, 12:22am by Akonz

21 Jan 2010, 10:52am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Conference Championship Numbers Crunching

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.

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9 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2010, 9:34am by Webroot

19 Jan 2010, 01:32pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN AGS: Jets over Chargers

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.

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39 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2010, 9:54am by DrewTS

19 Jan 2010, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz

Bill Simmons Conference Championship Preview Podcast

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.

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13 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2010, 3:44am by Brian