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  1. Breaking down chances for AL wild card

    Matt Willis

    Jason Miller/Getty Images The Indians enter the season's final week with a 1 1/2-game lead for the second AL wild card spot. All together, six teams are still mathematically in the mix for the two American League wild card spots. The Tampa Bay Ra...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  2. What if Jamie McMurray had made the 2004 Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Matt Willis

    In my little corner of the ESPN.com NASCAR page, I usually focus on the "what is" and not the "what if." But since it's an off week, I think I'll wander off the beaten path and play the what-if game (so much better than Hungry Hungry Hippos). It wa...

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  3. Jets hope to continue making history

    Matt Willis

    The New York Jets have already made history in advancing to the AFC Championship. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it's the first time in NFL history a team has won multiple road games in consecutive postseasons; and it's the first time in team ...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  4. Key to beating Pats the running game?

    Matt Willis

    Even after allowing just 149 passing yards to the New York Jets in Monday night's blowout victory, the New England Patriots are still 31st in the NFL, allowing 276.8 pass yards per game. Only the Houston Texans have a more porous pass defense this se...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  5. Rushing, not passing, key to beating Pats

    Matt Willis

    Even after allowing just 149 passing yards to the New York Jets in Monday night's blowout victory, the New England Patriots are still 31st in the NFL, allowing 276.8 pass yards per game. Only the Houston Texans have a more porous pass defense this se...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  6. Andre Johnson already making history

    Matt Willis

    With his 12-catch, 158-yard performance in Sunday's overtime win over the Washington Redskins, Andre Johnson is already reaching historical marks for the Houston Texans. It was Johnson's 14th 10-catch, 100-yard game since arriving in the NFL in 20...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  7. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers after Charlotte

    Matt Willis

    In addition to being a fan of the more traditional sports, I'm also a big poker fan. Try to control your disbelief. Yes, a guy who makes a living dealing with statistics and other numbers also enjoys a game based largely around odds and strategy. W...

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2009
  8. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers for the All-Star Race

    Matt Willis

    Considering the assortment of all-star events across America's major professional sports, I think NASCAR has done the best job of getting it right. Little to no defense is played in the NFL's Pro Bowl or in the NBA's and NHL's All-Star Games. The ML...

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2009