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ESPN Upset Watch: Jets-Vikings
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ESPN Upset Watch: Jets-Vikings

This week's ESPN Upset Watch looks at how the Jets can use their improved defense to take down the Minnesota Vikings at home. Cover Watch looks at the Giants and Falcons on Monday Night Football.

3 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2018, 12:11am by JoeyHarringtonReigns
ESPN: Playoff Odds for Struggling NFC Contenders
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ESPN: Playoff Odds for Struggling NFC Contenders

Football Outsiders' preseason projections had eight of the top 12 teams coming out of the NFC. Yet six of those teams are now 3-2-1 or worse. What are their chances for rebounding and getting into the postseason? You may be surprised by the relative odds for Green Bay and Minnesota in particular.

ESPN Upset Watch: Chiefs-Patriots
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ESPN Upset Watch: Chiefs-Patriots

This week's ESPN+ Upset Watch looks at how the Chiefs can beat the Patriots: Patrick Mahomes needs to perform under pressure and the Chiefs have to figure out how to improve their run defense. Cover Watch looks at Arizona at Minnesota.

26 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2018, 11:08am by dryheat
ESPN: Ranking NFL's Most Improved Offenses
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ESPN: Ranking NFL's Most Improved Offenses

Here's a look at the six teams with the biggest year-over-year improvement on offensive DVOA so far, led by the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos. Wait, the Denver Broncos? Actually, yes, powered by a league-best running game.

ESPN: Best Value Against Vegas Odds
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ESPN: Best Value Against Vegas Odds

At ESPN+ Chalk, here's a look at which teams are offering strong value when compared to Vegas odds, according to Football Outsiders' playoff odds simulations.

ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 4
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ESPN: Playoff Odds After Week 4

Here's a closer look at the FO playoff odds on ESPN+, with notes on how they've shifted and why certain teams have defied expectations. Included: How the Rams are running away with things, just what 3-1 and an easy schedule can do for teams such as Miami and Chicago, and why Houston is the 1-3 team most likely to climb back into the playoff race.

ESPN Upset Watch: Cardinals-49ers
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ESPN Upset Watch: Cardinals-49ers

This week's ESPN Upset Watch looks at how the Cardinals can get their first win against San Francisco. Josh Rosen needs to play well, look left, and use David Johnson in the passing game. Plus, Cover Watch has Washington in New Orleans.

1 comment, Last at 04 Oct 2018, 1:27pm by justanothersteve
ESPN: Are Dolphins For Real?
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ESPN: Are Dolphins For Real?

Today's ESPN feature column looks at the Miami Dolphins. What's going right, and how has that led them to rank No. 2 in DVOA through three weeks? What parts of their performance are sustainable, and what parts are not?

2 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2018, 4:07am by RobotBoy
ESPN Upset Watch: Bengals-Falcons
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ESPN Upset Watch: Bengals-Falcons

This week's ESPN+ Upset Watch looks at how the Cincinnati Bengals can go into Atlanta and take down the Falcons. It probably involves using a lot of Giovani Bernard against the injured parts of the Falcons defense. Plus, in Cover Watch, can Miami continue to play better than New England?

1 comment, Last at 27 Sep 2018, 1:34pm by DrunkenOne
ESPN Upset Watch: Redskins-Packers
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ESPN Upset Watch: Redskins-Packers

One of the little secrets of the NFL the last couple years: Washington is not a bad team, just a mediocre one. And with better red zone performance, mediocrity might be enough to upset the Green Bay Packers at home.

2 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2018, 2:58pm by Aaron Schatz