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  1. What has gone wrong for the Heat

    John McTigue

    The Heat are down 3-1 in the 2014 NBA Finals after losing to the Spurs by 40 combined points in Games 3 and 4. What has gone wrong for the Heat? Leonard continues to make LeBron work LeBron James finished Game 4 shooting 6-of-9 against Kawhi...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  2. Kawhi Leonard wreaking havoc on LeBron

    John McTigue

    Bob Donnan/USA TODAY SportsKawhi Leonard has been the primary defender against LeBron James in the NBA Finals.On the surface, it appears that LeBron James has not struggled against Kawhi Leonard. Video tracking shows that James shot 12-of-18 (66.7 pe...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Guarding LeBron is Spurs' top priority

    John McTigue

    AP Photo/Kevin C. CoxWhat can the Spurs learn from guarding LeBron in last year's NBA Finals? Do the San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals hopes hinge on simply stopping LeBron James? The stats from last year's NBA Finals would suggest so. But how should...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  4. Stats behind the Spurs win streak

    John McTigue, ESPN Stats & Information

    Getty ImagesTony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Tim Duncan have led the Spurs to the best record in the NBA.With a win tonight, the San Antonio Spurs will become the fifth team in NBA history to win 20 straight games in a season. Highest Net Effici...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Jimmy Graham's value to the New Orleans Saints - NFL

    John McTigue

    John McTigue uses snap data to explain why Jimmy Graham should be classified as a tight end when it comes to his franchise tag designation, even though his value to the Saints' offense is more consistent with that of a star wide receiver.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  6. Are the Pacers the Seahawks of the NBA?

    John McTigue

    The Indiana Pacers have the league's best record this season (38-10). The Pacers boast the NBA's top defense and one of the brightest young stars in Paul George. The way the Pacers were built, coupled with their performance this season, is similar...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  7. Key matchup: Manning vs. the secondary

    John McTigue

    Peyton Manning threw for more touchdowns and yards than any quarterback in NFL history this season. The Seattle Seahawks were the first team to lead the league in points allowed, yards allowed and takeaways since the 1985 Chicago Bears. How Mannin...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  8. Key: Broncos protection vs. Seahawks rush

    John McTigue

    Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos' wide receivers will have their hands full with the Seattle Seahawks' secondary in Super Bowl XLVIII, as detailed here . As good as the Seahawks' secondary has been, the pass rush is just as crucial for the NF...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  9. Matchup to watch: Lynch vs. Broncos' D

    John McTigue

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has played in six career postseason games, and he's rushed for at least 100 yards in four of them. The Denver Broncos have allowed only one 100-yard rushing game by a player all season (Ryan Mathews, Week ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  10. NFC Championship: Matchups to watch

    John McTigue

    Jonathan Ferrey/Getty ImagesWho will be smiling on Sunday: Kaepernick or the Seahawks secondary?The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have split their four head-to-head matchups the last two seasons, with the home team winning each time. B...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  11. Matchups to watch: Chargers vs. Broncos

    John McTigue

    The San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos split their regular-season series, with the Broncos scoring one more point in those games combined. The games show what to watch for Sunday when the two franchises meet for the first time in postseason ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  12. Matchups to watch: 49ers vs. Panthers

    John McTigue

    The Carolina Panthers defeated the San Francisco 49ers 10-9 in Week 10 as the defense clamped down and forced a career-worst performance out of Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick's 7.7 Total QBR that day was his lowest in any game. How the Panthers we...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  13. Super Bowl statistical sleeper: The Colts

    John McTigue, ESPN Stats & Info

    Andrew CutraroAndrew Luck hopes he has a few fist-pumps left in the 2013 season.Are the Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl contenders? 3 Wins vs Teams with 12+ Wins Since 2003 Playoff Result 2013 Colts 3 ??? 2011 Rave...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  14. Eagles turnaround a product of play action

    John McTigue

    Jeffrey G. Pittenger/USA TODAY SportsNo matter the circumstance, Nick Foles could not be stopped in 2013.Following the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 8 loss to the New York Giants, the team fell to No. 26 in the weekly NFL Power Rankings and the ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  15. NFL - Which lower-seeded team will emerge as a Super Bowl contend...

    John McTigue

    John McTigue of ESPN Stats & Information explores which lower-seeded teams can be legitimate contenders in the 2013 NFL playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  16. Matchups to watch: Packers at Bears

    John McTigue

    The Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers in Week 17, with the winner taking home the NFC North division title and more importantly, a playoff berth. Aaron Rodgers is expected to start for the first time since Week 9, when the Packers lost to t...

    Blog | December 26, 2013