Let's go inside the DVOA stats for the No. 1 team of 2020, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Where things are distinctly better than last year, not just at the quarterback position but also in improvement by the running game and cornerback Carlton Davis.
A ton of surprising data in here. The Patriots have struggled in pass coverage this year. The Miami defense is great on third downs. The Denver offensive line is struggling. The New York Jets are actually good at something!
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Our latest ESPN+ feature looks at the Patriots offense. Early on, this year's Patriots are just as efficient as the recent Brady offenses, even more efficient than some years. But how they're getting there is very different thanks to the strengths and skills of Cam Newton.
Here's an annual feature we do for ESPN+ with a bunch of lists based on quarterback metrics from 2019. Included: which quarterbacks were most accurate, which quarterbacks were most aggressive, and which quarterbacks added the most value compared to the rest of their teams.
It's time for our annual look at the most likely teams to go worst-to-first on ESPN+. This year, it's joined by a look at the most likely teams to go the other way, from first to worst. We also did a new simulation for this article that accounts for COVID opt-outs and the Jamal Adams trade.
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Here's our annual ESPN+ ranking of all 32 teams based on talent under the age of 25, led this year by the Baltimore Ravens. The New York Giants may surprise you at No. 2, followed by Arizona, Buffalo, and San Francisco. Check out all 32 teams here.
Here's our annual look the NFL's best and brightest young players who have barely played. It's our Top 25 Prospects list, featuring players taken in the third round or later who are currently in their second, third, or fourth season.
Here's a big feature as part of a whole decade in review package at ESPN+. We look at the decade's offensive and defensive trends for all 32 teams: the ups and downs, plus some particulars like who faced the toughest schedules of the decade or had the most injuries.
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