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  1. Packers' offensive line issues among contenders' kryptonite - NFL...

    Field Yates

    Preseason Super Bowl contenders the Colts, Packers, Patriots and Saints all showed areas of weakness in Week 1 losses. Field Yates examines whether each can overcome them.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  2. Ranking contenders by QB dependence

    Mike Sando

    The days when the San Francisco 49ers could switch quarterbacks at midseason and still reach the Super Bowl feel increasingly distant with each Blaine Gabbert misfire during the 2014 preseason. Gabbert averaged 2.4 yards per attempt on 25 passes thro...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  3. Colts can run with AFC's best

    Mike Sando

    Nothing much about the Indianapolis Colts' shocking 45-44 victory Saturday felt sustainable. Falling behind 38-10, as the Colts did before rallying to beat the Chiefs, amplified familiar questions about Indy's viability as a Super Bowl contender. It ...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  4. How to bet playoff contenders versus non-playoff teams late in se...

    PJ Walsh

    PJ Walsh of Sports Insights examines where the betting value lies when winning teams face opponents with losing records over the final weeks of the season. He also outlines a few system plays for Week 15.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  5. NFL - Indianapolis Colts have numerous weaknesses despite AFC Sou...

    Rivers McCown

    Rivers McCown explores what has changed for the Indianapolis Colts over the course of the season, and examines whether they can fix their flaws in order to go on a playoff run.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  6. NFL - Biggest weakness for NFL's top contenders

    Rivers McCown

    Rivers McCown takes a look at the biggest weaknesses for some of the NFL's top contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  7. NFL - The weakest players on NFL's best teams

    Khaled Elsayed

    Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus provides the lowest-rated player for the NFL's top contending teams, starting with Alex Smith, who is the one weak link for the 9-0 Chiefs.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  8. NFL - The Broncos' pass defense and other weaknesses of NFL conte...

    Herm Edwards

    ESPN Insider Herm Edwards analyzes the weaknesses for all the top NFL contenders, including Denver's struggles with pass defense.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  9. NFL - Andrew Luck leads my list of optimal foundational players

    Bill Polian

    Bill Polian picks the 12 players he would start an NFL team with, including Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  10. NFL - Which potential NFL playoff teams are hot (and not) heading...

    Khaled Elsayed

    Pro Football Focus examines three potential NFL playoff teams with varying levels of momentum heading into the final weeks of the regular season. Are the Bengals, 'Boys and Colts hot or not?

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  11. NFL - Herm Edwards - Are Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys c...

    Herm Edwards

    Herm Edwards analyzes five teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, to determine if they are pretenders or contenders.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  12. NFL - Projecting every division winner for the 2012 season

    Aaron Schatz

    Football Outsiders projects division winners for all eight NFL divisions for the 2012 season. The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are among the projected winners, with a big surprise in the NFC West.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  13. 2012 NFL Draft - Why Robert Griffin III will have better 2012 fan...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner breaks down who will have the better fantasy season in 2012: Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  14. Indianapolis Colts don't face long road to rebuilding - NFL

    KC Joyner

    ESPN Insider KC Joyner writes that the Indianapolis Colts have a much quicker road to contention than most people think.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2012
  15. Will poor defenses hold back the Saints, Packers or Patriots in t...

    Aaron Schatz

    Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz writes that despite several contenders (Green Bay, New England, New Orleans) having one-sided teams, they won't be hurt in the postseason by this deficiency.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  16. New York Giants aren't even NFC's last team out in ESPN Insider's...

    Nik Bonaddio and Keith Goldner

    The New York Giants, after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, are now not even the last team out of the playoffs in the NFC, according to Insider's NFL Playoff Predictor.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011