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Wisdom of Crowds: Projecting 2009 RB, Part I
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Wisdom of Crowds: Projecting 2009 RB, Part I

Which back are we (partially) rationally in love with? Who has half a season that should be thrown out in projecting his performance?

66 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2009, 3:42am by Ketch Rudder
Wisdom of Crowds: Projecting 2009 QB, Part II
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Wisdom of Crowds: Projecting 2009 QB, Part II

What do our Twitter followers think of Big Ben, Eli, and others? Find out in this week's Wisdom of Crowds.

34 comments, Last at 26 Jun 2009, 8:41pm by Barney
Wisdom of Crowds: Projecting 2009 QB, Part I
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Wisdom of Crowds: Projecting 2009 QB, Part I

In our newest feature, we project the 2009 performance of four NFL quarterbacks using your predictions.

71 comments, Last at 17 Jun 2009, 5:41am by Marver
On The 18-Game Injury Report
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On The 18-Game Injury Report

Is the NFL's report sent to owners regarding potential injury rates for the 18-game season really useless? Or just a little useless? And what about the injury report?

43 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2009, 3:15pm by zlionsfan
Can Running Backs Get Into A Rhythm?
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Can Running Backs Get Into A Rhythm?

We examine the efficacy of pounding the rock with one back.

51 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2009, 6:54pm by Packer Pete
Re-Evaluating Running Back Metrics
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Re-Evaluating Running Back Metrics

A new axis of analysis yields a refined methodology for interpreting and analyzing running back performance.

71 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2010, 11:48pm by sn0mm1ss
Does Change Help?
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Does Change Help?

Do teams that switch defensive schemes improve faster than teams that stay in the same scheme? Denver, Green Bay, and Kansas City fans might want to know the answer.

38 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2009, 10:51am by Rich Conley
2008 Adjusted Games Lost
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2008 Adjusted Games Lost

We break down the most- and least-injured teams in the league, position-by-position, with our advanced injury tracking metric.

60 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2009, 3:15pm by Chris
Is T.O. Done?
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Is T.O. Done?

Will T.O. be able to get up from the fall he took in 2008? Does the word "ignominious" mean anything to you? We explore with this reprinted feature from ESPN Insider.

55 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2009, 11:50am by Phill O'sopher
Speed Score 2009: Is This It?
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Speed Score 2009: Is This It?

Who hurt their stock more on Sunday: Knowshon Moreno or Beanie Wells? This version of Monday's ESPN Insider feature has additional analysis of Moreno, Felix Jones, and whether Lucas Oil Stadium is slowing down 40 times.

73 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2009, 4:15pm by Rexy