The Jets play the Colts, and neither pass defense is as good as people think. Then the Chiefs try to overcome their second-half decline to beat Baltimore. Extra bonus discussion of Bill Cundiff's touchback rate.
Perhaps the closest Super Bowl pairing since we started FO, Colts vs. Saints will be decided by numerous intricate situational matchups plus the arbitrary swings of serendipity. All our usual stats and film analysis is here.
70 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2010, 11:39pm by M Styborski
If the Saints want to make their first Super Bowl, they'll need to protect Drew Brees against a powerful pass rush and hide their weakness against the run. One of those things is more likely than the other.
59 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2010, 12:56pm by TheChadHenneMeme
Brett Favre and Kurt Warner get a chance to add to their historic legacies. Tony Romo and Drew Brees are trying to build theirs. Yet the most important players this weekend could be Beanie Wells and Visanthe Shiancoe.
How can Vincent Jackson get off of Revis Island? Who's ready to join Roc Alexander on the Wall of Shame? And what was the worst pass of Joe Flacco's professional career? The answers await in our AFC playoff preview.
In the NFC wild card games, the Eagles and Cardinals try to avoid a repeat of Week 17. At least the Cardinals know their gun has most of its bullets this time. Plus: A bonus download sample of FO game charting from both Dallas-Philly games.
Football Outsiders presents Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," as performed by the Arizona Cardinals Symphony Orchestra (Kenneth Whisenhunt, conductor). Also use this thread for discussion during and after the game.