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  1. Hines Ward's Hall of Fame credentials

    Jason Vida

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images A third-round pick in 1998, Hines Ward played in three Super Bowls and had 1,000 career receptions. Hall of Fame voting results in recent years seem to show that outstanding individual production (Cris Carter), even when...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  2. Harrison Wrong About Roethlisberger

    Jason Vida

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesBen Roethlisberger thrives under pressure After capping a stellar season with a subpar performance in Super Bowl XLV, it's understandable if James Harrison and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers are less-than-happy about th...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  3. D-Gaps: Beware of Woodley

    Jason Vida

    With Troy Polamalu earning the league's Defensive Player of the Year Award on Monday and Clay Matthews finishing a close second, the defensive player who has had arguably the greatest start to a postseason career in NFL history has slipped under the ...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  4. D-Gaps: defense may take backseat to QBs

    Jason Vida

    As you've read here and elsewhere, Super Bowl XLV will match the league's top two scoring defenses for just the fourth time and first since Super Bowl XVII (after the 1982 strike-shortened season). The Green Bay Packers allowed 15.0 points per ga...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  5. D-Gaps: Defense wins championships

    Jason Vida

    One year after the New Orleans Saints became the second team in league history to win the Super Bowl with a regular-season scoring defense ranked as low as 20th, championship-caliber defense is back in a big way. The four teams still vying for th...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  6. D-Gaps: Jets stand tall on 3rd-and-short

    Jason Vida

    Our weekly look at stats and notes from the "other" side of the ball. In the aftermath of the New York Jets' wild card win, much of the praise has centered around a punishing Jets rushing attack and Mark Sanchez's skill in leading the drive for th...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  7. D-Gaps: Texans made Tebow look great

    Jason Vida

    AP Photo/Jack Dempsey Tim Tebow got kudos for his performance on Sunday. But was he worthy of such recognition? Our weekly look at stats and notes from the "other" side of the ball. Amid any sort of rush to declare Tim Tebow the Denver Broncos q...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  8. D-Gaps: Colts run defense saves day

    Jason Vida

    Brian Spurlock/US Presswire The Colts defense wrapped up Maurice Jones-Drew repeatedly on Sunday, a major key to their victory over Jacksonville. Our weekly look at the key notes and nuggets from the defensive side of the game Needing a win to r...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  9. D-Gaps: pick six paves way for wins

    Jason Vida

    When Josh Wilson of the Baltimore Ravens stepped in front of a pass intended for the Texans' Kevin Walter and sprinted 12 yards into the end zone in Monday's win at Houston, he became the 17th player in league history to return an interception for a ...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  10. D-Gaps: Steelers' fourth-quarter troubles

    Jason Vida

    When the Pittsburgh Steelers took a 27-7 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals early in the fourth quarter Monday night, the thousands of Steelers fans in attendance at Paul Brown Stadium undoubtedly began to turn their thoughts to the team's week 10 show...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  11. D-Gaps: Picks by Ed Reed, DeAngelo Hall

    Jason Vida

    Filling you in on what you may have missed on the "other" side of the ball this week Two years ago, NFL teams combined for just 1.82 interceptions per game, the lowest total since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger by a wide margin. Through the first seven w...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  12. D-Gaps: Inside Giants sack attack

    Jason Vida

    Filling you in on what you may have missed on the "other" side of the ball this week Week 4 brought its share of misery, with Michael Vick suffering a brutal rib injury against the Washington Redskins, Chris Johnson getting repeatedly stuffed by t...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  13. D-Gaps: Matthews at head of the Pack

    Jason Vida

    (Filling you in on what you may have missed on the "other" side of the ball) No player, regardless of position, has had a better start to the season than Green Bay Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews. After recording three sacks and a crucial fourth...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  14. D-Gaps: Two-way trouble for Jets D

    Jason Vida

    Filling you in on what you may have missed on the "other" side of the ball this week: Loss of Kris Jenkins a blow to Jets Need proof that losing Kris Jenkins for the rest of 2010 will leave a sizable hole in the New York Jets rush defense? Jenki...

    Blog | September 16, 2010