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13 Jan 2009

Smarter Stats: DVOA Matchup, Conference Championships

This week's Washington Post article features Arizona and Philadelphia in an unlikely battle of run defenses, and the Ravens and Steelers as mirror images once again.

Posted by: Doug Farrar on 13 Jan 2009

2 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2009, 8:37pm by Pat (filler)


by DFJinPgh (not verified) :: Tue, 01/13/2009 - 6:35pm

In a year where seemingly every playoff game is a repeat of a regular season game, it looks like Philly is a mortal lock to win, since Arizona has played neither of the AFC North teams this year.

Which repeat will it be? The shellacking of the Steelers, or the shellacking by the Ravens? Will the result be the same?

Or am I setting us all up for yet another Arizona upset? Stay tuned!

by Pat (filler) (not verified) :: Thu, 01/15/2009 - 8:37pm

The shellacking by the Ravens was a bit of a special case, since Kolb provided much of the offensive implosion. Rumors suggest that part of the reason that Reid pulled McNabb is because he realized that the Ravens were picking up on his tendencies (from their head coach) and so things might get better with a QB change.

That most likely would be different if they faced int he Super Bowl. One would hope, at least.