A look at Denver's historically high DVOA ratings, compared to where New England is right now. This is the largest gap ever between Peyton Manning's team and Tom Brady's team before a game between the two.
This year, the Seahawks' offense might be even better than their defense. Come learn how and why it works, including a look at historic teams dependent on undrafted wide receivers and Seattle's crazy right-side passing stats.
4 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2014, 12:49am by Vincent Verhei
Eli Manning was never as good as his reputation, and now he's not as bad as his reputation. Can we look back at players with similar collapses to the one Eli had last season, and figure out what is in his future?
4 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2014, 2:21pm by Bright Blue Shorts
Today's ESPN Insider feature looks at four surprise 2-0 teams. Carolina and Buffalo look most likely to continue their success into the playoffs; Houston hasn't actually played that well and Arizona still has hellish division competition.
ESPN Insider asked me to give Super Bowl odds for all 32 teams along with a sentence or two about what a championship season would look like for each franchise. These are updated odds that account for the Sam Bradford injury and numerous preseason changes, although not yesterday's New England-Tampa Bay trade. Denver leads at 16.9 percent.
At Insider we looked at the 10 teams who finished 4-12 or worse in the highest percentage of our simulations used for projections in Football Outsiders Almanac 2014. Oakland has missed out by the smallest of margins the last two years, but the Raiders lead the way this year.
1 comment, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 8:07pm by herewegobrowniesherewego
Is the NFC West the best division ever? Winning percentage and point differential call the 2013 NFC West the best division in the eight-division era, but DVOA actually begs one as being a little bit better: the 2004 AFC East.
1 comment, Last at 21 Aug 2014, 11:21pm by mehllageman56