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  1. 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
  2. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  3. NFL - Miami Dolphins look like legitimate playoff contenders

    Vince Verhei

    Vince Verhei takes a look at the surprising success of the Miami Dolphins. Yes, they've benefited from a soft early schedule, but the numbers show their winning ways may be for real.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  4. NFL - Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers top teams in AFC Nort...

    Matt Williamson

    Matt Williamson handicaps the AFC North after two weeks, noting that the Cincinnati Bengals may not be a playoff contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2012
  5. Three dark-horse Super Bowl candidates for 2012 - NFL

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner writes that three teams stand out as dark-horse Super Bowl contenders for 2012, beginning with the New York Jets.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  6. 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
  7. NFL - The ten most important players in the NFL for 2012

    Bill Polian

    Former Indianapolis Colts GM Bill Polian looks at the 10 most vital players to their teams' success during the 2012 NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  8. 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
  9. NFL-Baltimore can be dominant or merely average, which doesn't bo...

    Vince Verhei

    Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders writes that while the Baltimore Ravens have the makings of a really good team, they have proven to be far too inconsistent to be considered a serious Super Bowl contender.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  10. Introducing ESPN Insider NFL Playoffs Predictor

    Nik Bonaddio and Keith Goldner

    ESPN Insider introduces NFL playoff bracketology. Much like March Madness, each Tuesday we'll be projecting the NFL playoff matchups and odds of making the playoffs for playoff contenders.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  11. The Redskins are NFC East contenders

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag every Monday and Wednesday. Got a query of your own? Submit it here. Q: Rex Grossman made a bold prediction before the season that the Washington Redskins would win the NFC East. With all three N...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  12. NFL - Washington Redskins can make a run in the NFC East

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter answers questions about the Washington Redskins' chances in the NFC East, Tony Sparano's hot seat and Blaine Gabbert's first NFL start.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2011
  13. Kiper's 2011 Big Board: Patrick Peterson tops the final Big Board...

    Mel Kiper

    The final Big Board of the 2011 NFL draft is finally here, with Patrick Peterson quite near where he began -- near the top of the board. Other contenders for the top spot include Von Miller, A.J. Green, Marcell Dareus and Nick Fairley.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  14. Kiper's 2011 Big Board: A.J. Green jumps in the mix to be potenti...

    Mel Kiper

    A.J. Green has been perhaps the steadiest player on the Big Board in the past year. He moves up this week and is a legitimate contender to be the No. 1 pick overall, if the Panthers want to work with the quarterbacks they have.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  15. NFL: For the New York Jets, the barrier to being elite will be Ma...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner looked at every top-five defense (in points allowed) since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger; a very high percentage of those teams made the playoffs. In terms of how far they go, however, that comes back to QB play -- and therein lies the problem for the 2010 New York Jets.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2010
  16. NFL: Mel Kiper looks at four good moves and four bad moves

    Mel Kiper

    The Packers were able to solidify their defense, while the Falcons continued to make themselves a Super Bowl contender with their first day moves, writes Mel Kiper.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2009