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16 Sep 2010, 08:55pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 2 Numbers Crunching

Among the tidbits in this week's Numbers Crunching: The Steelers defense could (maybe) slow down Chris Johnson, the Cardinals should stay spread against Atlanta, and the Panthers should break a lot of tackles this week.

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16 Sep 2010, 03:32pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Another Two-Loss Champion In 2010?

Is 2010 destined to head down the same path as 2007, a season marked by unexpected upsets and poll instability? Our projected win expectations suggest there may very well be several elite teams with damaged resumes at season's end. Boise State and TCU are already in prime position to take advantage.

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16 Sep 2010, 03:08pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Fantasy Matchups 2010, Week 2

This week's fantasy matchups column reviews some of the things that happened in Week 1 of the 2009 season as part of National Jump to Conclusions Week.

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8 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2010, 9:38am by Boo-urns

14 Sep 2010, 12:34pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Texans over Colts

As the first Any Given Sunday of the season points out, it isn't Houston's victory over Indianapolis that is important. It's how the Texans won, finally showing a running game to compliment their passing game and exposing the return of Indy's run defense issues.

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20 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2010, 11:26pm by drobviousso

11 Sep 2010, 02:37pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Young RB Similarity Scores

The first ESPN Insider MNF feature has fun with similarity scores for the young running backs playing this Monday night: Jamaal Charles, Ray Rice, and Shonn Greene. (Ryan Mathews, of course, can't have scores since he's a rookie.) Before you click on the piece, see if you can name the only two players other than Charles to average 5.75 yards per carry with at least 150 carries (since 1978).

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6 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2010, 6:19pm by Capt. Anonymous

09 Sep 2010, 03:51pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: 2010 Week 1 Fantasy Matchups

The FO Fantasy Matchups column returns for its fourth season. This week, we talk about why you should start Hines Ward and bench Anquan Boldin.

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18 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2010, 12:15pm by mo

09 Sep 2010, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Week 1 Numbers Crunching

Numbers Crunching is back for another year, filled with FO stats on this week's matchups.

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8 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2010, 1:11pm by spotter

08 Sep 2010, 01:10pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Super Bowl Stories

In this look at why the Saints are extremely unlikely to repeat, we craft a story for each of the five previous Super Bowl winners and why their fans would have expected them to repeat, and what happened to prevent them from doing so.

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1 comment, Last at 11 Dec 2012, 11:25pm by box Barcelona

07 Sep 2010, 10:04am by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Elderly Bengals WRs

To accompany a piece on whether the Bengals will succeed with Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco at quarterback, I looked at old wideout tandems from the past.

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3 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2010, 9:28pm by zlionsfan

06 Sep 2010, 04:58pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Dallas Troubles Begin Up Front

Today's preseason debate on the ESPN.com NFL page is "Will Dallas become the first Super Bowl home team?" As a sidebar, we've contributed this Insider piece about the Cowboys' Achilles heel, the aging offensive line. Nothing new really, if you've already read FOA 2010. By the way, the line "In other words: the Cowboys are due" was added by the editors; no, we don't think that a very healthy team is more likely to be injured the next year. The issue is that a very healthy team is just as likely to have average health the next year.

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14 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2010, 9:02pm by sherritp