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ESPN: Why Tom Brady's Early-Season Slump Was a Mirage
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ESPN: Why Tom Brady's Early-Season Slump Was a Mirage

Over on ESPN+, I take a look at Tom Brady's surprising numbers. He's been the best quarterback in the league since Week 12, which puts his season totals right in line with what he did in 2014 and 2015. Where was Brady having problems early in the year, and where is he still having issues?

2 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2018, 10:05pm by PatsFan
ESPN Upset Watch: Jaguars-Dolphins
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ESPN Upset Watch: Jaguars-Dolphins

This week's Upset Watch points out that the Jaguars are not as bad as their record, and their defense is still pretty good. That gives them a good shot to end Miami's slim playoff hopes on Sunday. Cover Watch looks at Josh Allen's improvement and the Patriots' troubles with scrambling quarterbacks.

ESPN Upset Watch: Chargers-Chiefs
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ESPN Upset Watch: Chargers-Chiefs

This week's Upset Watch looks at what the Chargers need to do to go on the road and win in Kansas City. They match up well against Travis Kelce, but can they stop Tyreek Hill from burning them deep again? Cover Watch looks at Carolina's desperate need for a win against New Orleans.

ESPN: Predicting Wild-Card Races
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ESPN: Predicting Wild-Card Races

On ESPN+ a look at each team's odds of winning the wild card and what needs to happen for each team to get into the playoffs. It's looking pretty good for the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Chargers, but the other two wild cards are very up in the air.

ESPN Upset Watch: Eagles-Cowboys
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ESPN Upset Watch: Eagles-Cowboys

This week's Upset Watch looks at the huge Dallas-Philadelphia game on Sunday. What do the Eagles need to do to score the upset and become NFC East favorites? A lot of play-action and some better tackling would help. Cover Watch looks at Pittsburgh's trip to Oakland.

2 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2018, 4:37pm by Aaron Schatz
ESPN Upset Watch: Chargers-Steelers
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ESPN Upset Watch: Chargers-Steelers

This week's Upset Watch looks at the Los Angeles Chargers going on the road to Pittsburgh. The Chargers will need to solve their weakness against deep passes, and they'll want to spread things out against a Steelers defense that isn't as strong against shotgun spread formations. Cover Watch looks at the Jets at the Titans, two very inconsistent teams.

3 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2018, 12:32pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
ESPN: Predicting NFL Players to Finish Strong Based on Schedule
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ESPN: Predicting NFL Players to Finish Strong Based on Schedule

Here's a look at which players have had the hardest and easiest schedules so far this year, based on DYAR vs. YAR. It could be a guide to which players will perform better in the final month of the season.

ESPN: Midseason Top 25 Prospects
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ESPN: Midseason Top 25 Prospects

It's time for our semiannual list of Top 25 Prospects: lower-round and undrafted players who we think can make an impact in the next few seasons. This midseason list is led by Maurice Hurst of the Raiders and also includes the likes of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Phillp Lindsay along with two Houston Texans in the top five.

ESPN Upset Watch: Vikings-Bears
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ESPN Upset Watch: Vikings-Bears

Chicago is the better team by DVOA, but Minnesota is coming off the bye week and gets Stefon Diggs back. At ESPN+ Chalk, we look at what the Vikings need to do in order to upset the Bears in an important NFC North meeting. Cover Watch looks at the Monday Chiefs-Rams game.

2 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2018, 10:49am by andrew
ESPN: Playoff Bets to Make Right Now
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ESPN: Playoff Bets to Make Right Now

A new column for ESPN+ Chalk with a review of teams where that Football Outsiders odds show value compared to consensus Las Vegas odds. Teams highlighted include Washington, Kansas City, and Chicago.