What did the Ravens do to slow down the Titans' defensive line? Which journeyman cost the Ravens the game? How are the Steelers and Chargers like Heaven's Gate? And which team is primed to pull an upset? Bill Barnwell explores in the AFC Divisional Round preview.
Has anyone noticed the Giants' pass defense falling apart? If Brandon Jacobs is healthy, will it even matter? And is there a playoff matchup with less history than Cardinals vs. Panthers? Aaron Schatz answers these questions and more with all the usual FO stats and tables.
The Cinderella Falcons take on the Cardinals, who saw the clock strike midnight around Week 7, while the frustrating and inconsistent Eagles meet the frustrating and even more inconsistent Vikings. Aaron Schatz has things covered for the NFC wild card games.
Bill Barnwell analyzes film of the first Baltimore-Miami and Indianapolis-San Diego games to reveal some things likely to rear their heads again this weekend, plus the usual FO playoff preview stats and tables.
We know the Giants have improved over their last four games, but what has specifically changed? Is it enough to pull the greatest upset in NFL history? What can the Patriots do to make sure that doesn't happen? Here's the Football Outsiders preview of Super Bowl XLII, overflowing with numbers and stats.
How did the Giants become the hottest team in the NFL? Could it really be as simple as "Eli Manning is playing better?" Why yes, it really is that simple. Is that better version of Eli Manning good enough to keep Brett Favre from his third NFC title? That may depend more on the Giants secondary.
New England continues its march to 19-0 and history. Can the hobbled Chargers possibly stand in their way? If they want the answer to be "yes," they'll need more consistency from the running game, most creativity in their blitz packages, and better play in the middle of the secondary.
Our AFC preview tries to figure out whether the Jaguars and Chargers can do anything to prevent yet another sanity-destroying Pats-Colts hypefest. Answer: Probably not. Plus, a long discussion of teams that either improved or declined significantly at midseason.
The Packers and Seahawks know each other well because of their similarities. The Cowboys and Giants know each other well because of their division rivalry. Who moves on to the NFC Championship? It all may depend on injuries and hot pants. Plus: Jason Beattie's latest cartoon!
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