Articles tagged "playoffs"
Colonel Comey's Title Game Megaprimerstravaganza
Trending now: Colin Kaepernick's career, old guys on the sidelines and at QB, special teams stars, Bill Belichick's personnel department, Seattle's pass rush and the least important stat of the year.
Upset Alert: Underdogs Star in Divisional Round
Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints are among three big road dogs this weekend. The good news for them is that divisional-round underdogs have thrived in recent seasons. Look no further than the last three Super Bowl champions, writes Mike Wilkening.
Brains Over Brawn: Smart Teams Dominated 2013 Season
We created the Intelligence Index before the start of the season to separate smart, well-coached teams from dumb, poorly coached teams. The results were spectacular. Among other things, it proved that success in situational football is more important than physical prowess.
Smart Stat: Final 2013 Intelligence Index
We created the Intelligence Index to quantify the importance of situational football and find a way to break the statistical containment of the Vegas point spread. It proved a rousing success. Here are the final 2013 results for each NFL team.
MVP Ghosts Haunt Peyton Manning’s Playoff Soul
Peyton Manning is fresh off perhaps the greatest season by any QB in NFL history. But it will not matter of he fails to win the Super Bowl. His playoff history is ugly, and the remaining AFC field is not kind: Manning is 14-21 (.400) in his career against the Chargers, Patriots and Colts.
Surging Chargers Extend Bengals Playoff Drought
The San Diego Chargers, winners of five straight, delivered the Bengals first home loss of the season. They head to Denver for the third encounter with AFC West rival Denver while the Bengals go soul-searching.
Inside Vegas: Wise Guys Rooting For Patriots, Against Colts
Inside Vegas reporter Sean O'Neill previews all four wildcard games, and tells us why the Wise Guys this postseason are rooting for the Patriots, and against the Colts.
Handicapping Roundup: 5 Money-Making Team Trends
CHFF oddsmaking analysts Mike Wilkening explores five team trends that can help you make money, from the potential of several high-profile teams down the stretch here in 2013 to a long-look ahead at potential Super Bowl champs in 2014.
Cup of Statistical Joe: Flacco Best Big-Game QB In NFL Today
Much has been made Ray Lewis’s emotional impact on the Ravens. It's a nice, warm story. The Cold, Hard Football Fact is that Baltimore is in the Super Bowl because Joe Flacco is the best big-game QB in the NFL today.
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- J.J. Watt And Demaryius Thomas Dominating The Competition
- NFC Rookies Making Big Impact In 2014 Season
- Keep The Faith: 20 Teams Since 1990 With Losing Record After Nine Games Have Made Playoffs
- Tony Romo Now 25-5 All Time In November
- Pro Football's Battlefield Heroes
- No Surprise: NFL Teams On Pace To Score Most Points In History
- 2014 NFL Season Player Props
- Vegas Win Totals For Each NFL Team