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21 Feb 2013, 01:17pm by Danny Tuccitto

Four Downs: NFC West

The Seahawks and 49ers could get stronger up front, while Arizona searches for a quarterback and the Rams try to strengthen offensive tackle and safety.

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21 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2013, 2:39pm by HogInExile

13 Feb 2013, 08:06pm by Danny Tuccitto

Statistics on San Francisco's Slow Offensive Starts

After the debacle of their opening drives during the playoffs, I did a post for Niners Nation looking at what DVOA and our drive stats (thanks to Jim Armstrong) had to say about the matter. In addition to that main story, stats-savvy FO readers would probably be intrigued by the subplot: Even in a split as granular as opening offensive possessions, there's a stark contrast between what a drive-level statistic says and what a play-level statistic says.

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1 comment, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 5:05am by Bill Walsh's Holy Ghost

04 Feb 2013, 12:19am by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Why Baltimore Can Repeat

They aren't as old as you think they are.

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19 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2013, 12:24pm by sultan mahmud

24 Jan 2013, 05:04pm by Danny Tuccitto

Introducing Snap-Weighted Age

Who had the oldest special teams in 2012? How much older was the Steelers defense in Week 10 than Week 1? Thanks to a fortuitous NFL decision last offseason, we can now answer these questions using a new measure: snap-weighted age.

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37 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2013, 1:01pm by bucko

19 Jan 2013, 02:00pm by Danny Tuccitto

NFC Championship Game Preview

Two teams that relied heavily on their running games last weekend will have to rely heavily on their passing games this weekend. Good thing they their starting quarterbacks were hand-picked for that very situation.

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12 comments, Last at 28 Jan 2013, 9:33pm by deep64blue

26 Dec 2012, 02:47pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 17 Fantasy Matchups

Week 17: The bittersweet Sunday when you're happy to be in the finals, but annoyed that winning depends on Jacquizz Rodgers and Brandon Stokley. Here's hoping you have Eli Manning!

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21 Dec 2012, 08:54pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 16 Fantasy Matchups

For championship week, we recommend starting your Dolphins, Texans, Colts, and Panthers, while quarantining the Seahawks-49ers game.

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2 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2012, 8:57am by Ryanboggs

12 Dec 2012, 02:28pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 15 Fantasy Matchups

If you've made it this far into the playoffs in your league, congratulations! Hope you aren't planning on using Matthew Stafford against the surprisingly good Arizona pass defense, though. Plus more sit and start information.

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06 Dec 2012, 04:00pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Atlanta's Shrinking Title Window

Using a new measure of team age based on snap count data, we show that the Falcons have fielded the oldest team in the league this season. Does the Falcons' relative old age doom their future Super Bowl chances? Age concerns are especially prevalent on defense, and along the offensive line.

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9 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2013, 4:42pm by james caine

05 Dec 2012, 01:37pm by Danny Tuccitto

ESPN: Week 14 Fantasy Matchups

This week, an impending supernova in Tampa brings Bryce Brown back from the Oort cloud, and releases heat in the form of Josh Freeman. Larry Fitzgerald, meanwhile, remains a red dwarf.

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