Articles tagged "playoffs"

Colonel Comey's Title Game Megaprimerstravaganza

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 13, 2014

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

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 8, 2014

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

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 8, 2014

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

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 8, 2014

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

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 7, 2014

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

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 5, 2014

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

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 4, 2014

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

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 12, 2013

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

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 24, 2013

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.



Captain Comeback: Harbaugh Brothers Blank NFL’s Top Comeback QBs

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 21, 2013

Atlanta's Matt Ryan and New England's Tom Brady are the top two comeback quarterbacks in football. But they were each blanked in the second half at home by the Harbaugh Brothers. Captain Comeback breaks it all down.



 



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