All three of Denver's wins this year have come via field goal, either at the end of the fourth quarter or in overtime. This week's MNF-related ESPN.com article looks at other teams that racked up a lot of close wins early. (Clink link to read more.)
14 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2007, 10:22am by dolphinsjoe
Here's the second part of our new deal with ESPN.com for two pieces per week. Each week I'll be doing a notebook of stats tidbits revolving around each game as part of ESPN.com's "Sunday Countdown" page. We'll mix in some DVOA splits, ALY and ASR, some of the individual defense stuff, and eventually some of the charting data. Some of these stats show matchups where one team can take advantage to win this week's game; other stats are just fun trivia.
With a big AFC South rivalry on the slate for MNF, I look at similarity scores for Joseph Addai and Maurice Jones-Drew. (Note that the ESPN guys didn't find room for receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, or age, but those do matter in the similarity scores.)
6 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2007, 2:39pm by zlionsfan
Hey, remember when I said that FO material was going to start appearing on one more website this year? Here you go, the first article in our new relationship with ESPN.com. Eventually this should be two articles per week, one general and one focusing on Monday Night Football. Yes, this means I am writing for FOX, AOL, and ESPN simultaneously. Crazy, huh?
36 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2007, 8:47pm by Vince Verhei