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VN: What S&P+ Sees
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VN: What S&P+ Sees

Bill Connelly looks at an interesting game through the eyes of the S&P+, talks up West Virginia's defense, and prepares for a Black Friday full of exciting games.

16 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2010, 10:30pm by zlionsfan

7th Day Adventure

SDA: Heaping Helpings
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SDA: Heaping Helpings

The SDA crew takes a look at what could be a thrilling three-day weekend of college football, with conference titles, BCS standings and historical rivalries all sharing center stage.

6 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2010, 2:44am by Kal

Scramble

Scramble's Turkey Day Showdown
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Scramble's Turkey Day Showdown

The Scramble writers pick up the classic Barry Sanders vs. Emmitt Smith debate as they prepare for another Thanksgiving of with the Lions and the Cowboys.

31 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2010, 9:15pm by Spielman

FEI Ratings

FEI: Head to Head
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FEI: Head to Head

How much do head-to-head results matter relative to the other games played? Brian Fremeau investigates a few peculiarities in the weekly ratings.

9 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2012, 3:16am by john123456

Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Inside Zone
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Word of Muth: Inside Zone

Ben Muth breaks down one of the most common concepts in the game -- the Inside Zone -- and how the Steelers used it successfully against the Raiders.

18 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2010, 10:20am by Lumberjack

DVOA Ratings

Week 11 DVOA Ratings
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Week 11 DVOA Ratings

The parity of 2010 is strong, but only compared to recent years and only for total team performance. Learn how certain units are historically strong or weak, including the Patriots offense, the Texans defense, and the Chargers special teams.

150 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2010, 3:21pm by Sid

Stat Analysis

PFP 2007: Trap Games
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PFP 2007: Trap Games

In this week's appearance on the B.S. Report, Aaron Schatz mentioned an article from Pro Football Prospectus 2007 that showed there was no such thing as a trap game. Here it is for all to enjoy.

12 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2010, 3:00am by TomE

Quick Reads

Quick Reads: Week 11
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Quick Reads: Week 11

What happened to the Patriots on their final drive? And how much was Mark Sanchez's big finish worth? Quick Reads examines with the help of, yes, video.

116 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2010, 10:25pm by Kal

Varsity Numbers

VN: Tantrums and Aesthetics
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VN: Tantrums and Aesthetics

In the week-in-review Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly looks at the game that took place around Bo Pelini's tantrums and some odd shifts in the S&P+ rankings.

8 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2010, 9:33pm by Jeff Fogle

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 11
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Audibles at the Line: Week 11

Topics this week: Has the Colts-Patriots rivalry peaked? How do you stop Michael Vick? And how lucky can the Jets get? (Or, how bad is the Texans defense?)

219 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2010, 9:46am by ChrisB