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09 Sep 2006, 10:09pm by admin

Game Previews: CIN-KC, IND-NYG

Cincinnati and Kansas City battle to figure out who has the biggest Johnson, while Indianapolis faces the Giants in a game featuring 88 players not named "Manning." Join us as weekly game previews from the New York Sun return for 2006.

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36 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2006, 6:12pm by Rashied Rushing

03 Feb 2006, 01:54am by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XL Preview

The Seahawks have the league's most balanced offensive attack. The Steelers have demolished three top offenses in three straight games with a swarming, tenacious defense. Which of these standout units can overcome the other to win Super Bowl XL? Actually, the answer is probably "neither." The biggest variable in this game is Pittsburgh's turnaround converting third downs vs. the Seattle secondary. Our DVOA-packed preview of Super Bowl XL is available on FOXSports.com, along with Mike Tanier's Super Bowl XL Rundown and Michael David Smith's look at key matchups. This thread is for discussion of all three.

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208 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2006, 12:11pm by JMM

20 Jan 2006, 10:09pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Championship Previews

The NFL's final four features a quartet of strong teams, and each has at least a one in five chance of winning the Super Bowl. It's the slight gradations in that last one chance in five that determine who should be favored in this weekend's contests. You'll find all the DVOA analysis you know and love over on FOXSports.com, previewing both Pittsburgh at Denver and Carolina at Seattle. Discussion is here, along with extra analysis of Denver's run defense and the 2003 Panthers vs. the 2005 Panthers.

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26 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2006, 4:05pm by charles

13 Jan 2006, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Second Round Preview

Blah blah blah respect blah blah terrible towel blah blah blah Ed McCaffrey Spicy Mustard blah blah blah no huddle offense blah blah. Blah blah our numbers and tape analysis by Michael David Smith, Aaron Schatz previews the second round of the AFC blah blah.

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127 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2006, 1:58am by thad

13 Jan 2006, 01:54pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Second Round Preview

Saturday, Washington hopes to continue its hot streak against the Seahawks, but can the Redskins keep enough of their players out of the trainer's room? Sunday, Chicago and Carolina meet up in the first NFL playoff game in history where the over-under is an imaginary number. With the help of our numbers and tape analysis by Michael David Smith, Aaron Schatz previews the second round of the NFC playoffs. And sorry about the server issues. It's like an old television, if you kick it a couple times it will turn on again for a while.

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65 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2006, 10:20am by posy

06 Jan 2006, 07:57pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Wild Card Preview

Bitter AFC North rivals face off for a third time, and the defending champion New England Patriots bring out the magic beans against some team from Florida. Who are they again? Oh, yes, the Jaguars. With help from Michael David Smith’s tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the AFC wild card contests.

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82 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2006, 4:48am by Sid

06 Jan 2006, 05:32pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Wild Card Preview

No more 8-8 teams for the NFC; this year, every team in the playoffs has at least 10 wins. Can the Giants overcome the injuries to their linebackers, or will the Panthers reward those who have supported them since the preseason? The Redskins are the hottest team in the NFC, but can they go on the road with an injured secondary to get revenge for their one-point loss against Tampa Bay? With help from Michael David Smith’s tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the NFC wild card contests.

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27 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2009, 1:44pm by Visitor

31 Dec 2005, 12:42am by admin

Win and You're In -- But Does It Matter?

In this week's game previews from the New York Sun, Aaron Schatz looks at which teams on the postseason bubble might blow a shot at the playoffs against an inferior opponent. But as Michael David Smith points out, it may not matter -- because teams that need a win in the final week to make the playoffs never get as far as the Super Bowl.

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57 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2006, 1:42pm by judolphin

24 Dec 2005, 01:38am by admin

Game Previews: DAL-CAR, ATL-TB

Aaron Schatz previews two big Saturday clashes between NFC playoff contenders, and Michael David Smith looks at a history of great San Diego offenses -- and bad defenses.

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17 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2005, 2:25pm by Smeghead

17 Dec 2005, 01:23pm by admin

Game Previews: DAL-WAS, ATL-CHI

This Sunday, Dallas will try to pretend that the last four minutes of Week 2 never happened, while Michael Vick seeks to neutralize criticism of his passing by pointing to Kyle Orton on the other sideline. Aaron Schatz reviews two big NFC matchups and Michael David Smith discusses the undersized Chicago defensive line.

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19 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2005, 9:00pm by Rick