18 Jan 2008, 06:08pm by Aaron Schatz
How did the Giants become the hottest team in the NFL? Could it really be as simple as "Eli Manning is playing better?" Why yes, it really is that simple. Is that better version of Eli Manning good enough to keep Brett Favre from his third NFC title? That may depend more on the Giants secondary.
45 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 11:44am by Gerry
18 Jan 2008, 02:44pm by Aaron Schatz
New England continues its march to 19-0 and history. Can the hobbled Chargers possibly stand in their way? If they want the answer to be "yes," they'll need more consistency from the running game, most creativity in their blitz packages, and better play in the middle of the secondary.
79 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 11:46am by Herm?
11 Jan 2008, 06:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Our AFC preview tries to figure out whether the Jaguars and Chargers can do anything to prevent yet another sanity-destroying Pats-Colts hypefest. Answer: Probably not. Plus, a long discussion of teams that either improved or declined significantly at midseason.
100 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2008, 10:48am by Brett
11 Jan 2008, 02:47pm by Aaron Schatz
The Packers and Seahawks know each other well because of their similarities. The Cowboys and Giants know each other well because of their division rivalry. Who moves on to the NFC Championship? It all may depend on injuries and hot pants. Plus: Jason Beattie's latest cartoon!
56 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2008, 5:41pm by Jacob Stevens
05 Jan 2008, 05:16pm by Aaron Schatz
The Sunday games are not as close as the Saturday games, but that doesn't mean an upset isn't possible. The Giants will get in Jeff Garcia's face and hope Eli Manning's big game against New England is no fluke, while the Titans hope they can beat the well-rounded Chargers with nothing but defense and the power of Bironas.
25 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2008, 9:48pm by Chris
04 Jan 2008, 07:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Time for those legendary, stat-packed Football Outsiders playoff previews, complete with funky, team color-coordinated week-to-week DVOA graphs. First, we tackle Washington at Seattle and Jacksonville at Pittsburgh.
68 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2008, 6:02pm by Boss Hog
01 Feb 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz
The Colts have offense. The Bears have defense. But an NFL game is never that simple. Chicago's defense was trending downwards, the Indianapolis defense trending upwards -- until both reverted to form two weeks ago. Is Rex Grossman actually Trent Dilfer, or is Peyton Manning actually Albert Pujols? Here's the Football Outsiders preview of Super Bowl XLI, packed to the gills with numbers and stats.
143 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2007, 11:45am by Nathan
19 Jan 2007, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Once upon a time, Chicago dominated the NFC. But the quarterback imploded and injuries weakened the defense. Can the Bears use home-field advantage to recover their mojo and stop the Cinderella story of America's Team, the New Orleans Saints?
76 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 10:52am by Felton Suthon
19 Jan 2007, 12:01pm by Michael David Smith
It's the Colts and the Patriots again. Those of you who want to argue about the quarterbacks know where to go. But here, let's talk about the other 90 or so guys who will take the field Sunday, especially the safeties. This game could come down to the health of Bob Sanders and Rodney Harrison.
244 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2007, 4:33am by Tom
12 Jan 2007, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz
According to FO stats, the top four teams in football all play in the AFC. Baltimore and Indianapolis present the ultimate matchup of strength against strength. In San Diego, the two most balanced teams in the league face off, but only one can move on. Our playoff previews are overflowing with chunky stat goodness, plus a Chargers graph in electric blue.
102 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2007, 2:13am by Sid