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  1. Keller doesn't make TE Power Rankings cut

    Tim Graham

    I understand why New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller didn't generate more attention in's positional Power Rankings this week. He's one of those players you need to watch on a regular basis to fully appreciate him. Keller's numbers don't...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  2. Howard Green goes from yo-yo to hero

    Tim Graham

    An important Super Bowl moment has been lost somewhat amid Aaron Rodgers' performance, Jordy Nelson's numbers, Charles Woodson's injury and even speculation about what Brett Favre was thinking. In the first quarter, Green Bay Packers defensive lin...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  3. Massaging stats to see how Jets can win

    Tim Graham

    AccuScore is flinging around all sorts of numbers to forecast Sunday's playoff game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 78 percent of AccuScore's simulations by an average of nine points. But...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  4. Three-and-out redux: By the percentages

    Tim Graham

    An item posted Thursday afternoon about three-and-out possessions didn't match some readers' specifications. In the comments section, readers requested more information than just the total number. They also wanted to know how many drives each team...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  5. Patriots' third-down D historically bad

    Tim Graham

    There are all sorts of numbers to illustrate how suspect the New England Patriots' defense is. They enter Monday night's home game against the New York Jets ranked 31st in yards per game, 16th in run defense and dead last in pass defense. The P...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  6. Patriots D poor against 'power' running

    Tim Graham

    In collecting some data for a story about how well Buffalo Bills nose tackle Kyle Williams is performing this year, Football Outsiders managing editor Bill Barnwell led me to some interesting run defense numbers. Football Outsiders calculates "pow...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  7. Jets in command against Broncos

    Tim Graham

    In general, AccuScore forecasts the New York Jets as a convincing 73 percent favorite to defeat the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon at Mile High Stadium. That's a strong number, but we all know that through AccuScore's 10,000 simulations, an up...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  8. Jets survive poor defensive performance

    Tim Graham

    MIAMI -- The numbers were gaudy, especially for a so-called running team. The Miami Dolphins threw hither and yon against the New York Jets. Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne passed for the most yards in his pro career. Brandon Marshall had a big da...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  9. A glance at AFC East's undrafted rookies

    Tim Graham

    You can tell a lot about a team by the number of undrafted rookies who make the roster. Undrafted rookies are essential, but they are a case of good news, bad news. They are pleasant finds for the scouting department and indicate a keen eye for...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  10. Caption this: What gives on Jets sideline?

    Tim Graham

    Time for an encore. A week ago, I asked you to caption a photo of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan from training camp. You've submitted more than 920 responses so far, an incredible number. Then, on Wednesday night's season premier of "Hard Knocks,...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  11. Trying to justify big AFC East paychecks

    Tim Graham

    Football Outsiders salary cap analysts J.I. Halsell examines the AFC East players with the greatest pressure to measure up to their financial numbers in a column for ESPN Insider. Halsell, a former capologist for the Washington Redskins, breaks d...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  12. First-half scoring: What's the difference?

    Tim Graham

    In his Sunday notes column, senior analyst Michael Lombardi made it a point to review an underappreciated statistic: first-half point differential. While the numbers rarely are quoted, the reasons why they're so important are pretty obviou...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  13. 'Madden 11' ratings revealed for AFC East

    Tim Graham

    EA Sports has given exclusive rights to reveal complete "Madden NFL 11" player ratings, from agility to trucking to run blocking to pursuit. The numbers started rolling out Monday, two teams at a time. Lucky for us, the AFC East was first...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  14. Whose line is it anyway? It's L.T.'s now

    Tim Graham

    When comparing last year's numbers for LaDainian Tomlinson and Thomas Jones, there's no contest. Jones was almost twice the back as Tomlinson statistically. Jones logged career highs, Tomlinson career lows. ESPN Stats & Information found To...

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  15. X factor: Dustin Keller, Jets TE

    Tim Graham

    Compared to his rookie season with the New York Jets, tight end Dustin Keller's numbers were worse across the board this year. Fewer receptions, fewer yards, fewer touchdowns, more turnovers. He virtually disappeared over the last seven regular...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  16. Dolphins susceptible to backbreakers

    Tim Graham

    NFC West blogger Mike Sando posted a couple of interesting items with help from ESPN's Stats & Information crew. Sando broke down the number of "big plays" achieved and surrendered by each team. A big play is defined as a run of at least 20 ya...

    Blog | December 22, 2009