12 Jan 2009, 05:15pm by Aaron Schatz
Bill Simmons went 0-4 on his picks this weekend, and wants to know if anybody can figure out what's going on in this year's playoffs. Hey, we can! Well, as long as your question does not concern the Arizona Cardinals. Anyway, Bill and I look back at the Divisional round and preview the Conference Championships, plus his usual discussions with Cousin Sal and Michael Lombardi.
21 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2009, 11:30am by ernie cohen
12 Jan 2009, 05:14pm by Ned Macey
Given the wild weekend, AGS takes a look at all three upsets in this surprising Divisional Round. Baltimore lives on turnovers. Arizona suddenly plays great defense. Philadelphia has played great defense all season.
10 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2009, 6:26pm by Alvin Mullins
08 Jan 2009, 06:10pm by Aaron Schatz
You'll learn a lot of things from this week's Numbers Crunching, including why the blitz may be a problem for Eli Manning but not for Jake Delhomme, where the Giants have struggled since Plaxico Burress went down, and how pass rushing in the Baltimore-Tennessee game will be about more than just sacks.
2 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2009, 11:13am by starzero
08 Jan 2009, 06:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a little something extra for those of you who subscribe to ESPN Insider, running similarity scores on the Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and Ben Roethlisberger in advance of this week's playoff games. You may be surprised to learn which former Jets quarterback ends up similar to all three -- and especially Roethlisberger. Again, this requires ESPN Insider subscription.
18 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2009, 6:43pm by Independent George
06 Jan 2009, 12:04am by Bill Barnwell
Join Aaron and Bill Simmons for a Wild Card review and Divisional preview.
12 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2009, 11:09pm by Stevie
05 Jan 2009, 04:40pm by Ned Macey
Ned Macey compares Arizona to other bad teams that won playoff games.
8 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2009, 12:59pm by JSL
05 Jan 2009, 04:17pm by Bill Barnwell
How did Darren Sproles get -2 DYAR? Well, he did the worst thing a back can do with the ball in his hands.
31 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2009, 12:11am by beargoggles
01 Jan 2009, 09:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's our look at the wild card matchups over at ESPN. You may notice Numbers Crunching is going to a new format for the playoffs, with half the tidbits available to all readers and half available on ESPN Insider. Don't worry -- this isn't the only playoff previewing we'll be doing. You'll also get Walkthrough on Friday morning and the usual stat-packed previews on Friday afternoon.
4 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2009, 3:09pm by Andrew B
30 Dec 2008, 10:52pm by Ned Macey
Ned Macey re-examines the Jets's to decision to turn away from Chad Pennington -- and reminds us that it originally had nothing to do with the availability of Brett Favre.
7 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2008, 12:39pm by Biebs
29 Dec 2008, 08:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Time to start my weekly playoff appearances on the Bill Simmons podcast, reviewing the 2008 season and then previewing the Wild Card games. Cousin Sal and Michael Lombardi also appear. Link goes to Bill Simmons page, then look for podcast link on the far right.
13 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2009, 9:23pm by MJK