06 Jan 2006, 07:57pm by Aaron Schatz
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 Smithâ€™s tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the AFC wild card contests.
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06 Jan 2006, 05:32pm by Aaron Schatz
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 Smithâ€™s tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the NFC wild card contests.
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31 Dec 2005, 12:42am by admin
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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24 Dec 2005, 01:38am by admin
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 Dec 2005, 01:23pm by admin
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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10 Dec 2005, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz
Chicago and Pittsburgh are twins, built around running and defense, but they are going in opposite directions. Dallas and Kansas City are mirror images, as our sixth-ranked offense takes on our sixth-ranked defense and our 14th-ranked offense takes on our 14th-ranked defense. Three teams on the playoff bubble and the season's biggest surprise in this week's game previews from the New York Sun.
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03 Dec 2005, 12:43am by Aaron Schatz
With seven AFC teams at 7-4 or better, a division title is the only way to guarantee a playoff spot, so rivalry rematches mean added pressure on head coaches to avoid the mistakes they made the first time around. The Bengals seek to copy the Colts and stop the Pittsburgh running game; The Chiefs must solve a Denver offense that gained more than twice as many rushing yards as any other Kansas City opponent this year.
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24 Nov 2005, 02:33am by Aaron Schatz
Atlanta tries to right its season against the struggling Lions, while two of this season's best teams meet up in Big D. Here are the Thanksgiving game previews which appeared in the New York Sun.
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19 Nov 2005, 01:55pm by Aaron Schatz
This weekend's two highlighted games share two things in common. First, both games have extra implications for postseason tiebreakers. Second, all four teams have built their records on easy schedules, and feel they have something to prove.
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12 Nov 2005, 10:53am by admin
This week's game previews feature New England beginning the easy half of its schedule with a divisional matchup against Miami and Atlanta playing Green Bay in a game that looks like a mismatch in the standings but might not be. Plus, Michael David Smith on Steve Smith (no relation), the best little man in the NFL.