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15 Jan 2010, 11:19am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 19 Numbers Crunching

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.

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1 comment, Last at 19 Jan 2010, 5:07pm by william mower

13 Jan 2010, 11:42am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Ravens over Patriots

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?

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8 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2010, 11:38pm by Dice

11 Jan 2010, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz

Bill Simmons Round 2 Podcast

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.

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13 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2010, 5:44pm by Nilblog

07 Jan 2010, 02:35pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 18 Numbers Crunching

If you liked Numbers Crunching during the regular season, you'll love it for the playoffs, with even more tidbits for each game. Some of this stuff will also appear in tomorrow's expanded playoff previews here on FO.

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11 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2010, 8:30pm by lester bangs

06 Jan 2010, 04:51pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Two Key 'Bama-Texas Factors

In this ESPN Insider piece, Brian Fremeau looks at how red zone play and special teams will play big roles in the Texas-Alabama matchup. The full FO preview of the BCS Championship game will be up Thursday morning, with a Cover It Live blog Thursday night.

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05 Jan 2010, 01:02pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Jets over Bengals

Vince Verhei looks at what Sunday night's blowout means for next weekend's playoff rematch between Cincinnati and New York.

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4 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2010, 9:17am by andrew

04 Jan 2010, 10:49pm by Aaron Schatz

Bill Simmons NFL Playoffs Podcast Spectacular

Hey, kids! It's that time of year, with this first edition of the weekly Bill Simmons NFL Playoffs Podcast, featuring yours truly along with Cousin Sal, Chad Millman, and Michael Lombardi. My segment starts about 40 minutes in.

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40 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2010, 3:52pm by Dave

31 Dec 2009, 06:57pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 17 Numbers Crunching

The final Numbers Crunching of the regular season goes a little extra for the most important games, with lots of good information on quarterbacks against the blitz from the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project.

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2 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2010, 4:31am by Jerry

31 Dec 2009, 01:57pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Fantasy Matchups, Week 17

Somehow, my penultimate sentence became "And convince your league commissioner to move your draft to Week 16 next year. " That should be your championship game, but I like the idea of drafting in Week 16, too.

Here's the final fantasy matchups column of the year, with a different format for the weird week.

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1 comment, Last at 31 Dec 2009, 2:17pm by Jim L

29 Dec 2009, 07:14pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Bucs over Saints

Vince Verhei looks at what's gone wrong in New Orleans over the past few weeks. The main problems: opponents have taken away the deep pass, while taking advantage of the Saints' poor run defense.

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