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Week 10 Preview: Seahawks (No. 3) @ Patriots (No. 2)

In  Super Bowl 49, arguably one of the greatest ever played, the Patriots defeated the Seahawks  28-24 after scoring 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks final attempt to retake the lead and win a second consecutive league title was thwarted on a goal line interception by, then undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Malcolm Butler, with 20 seconds left in …

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Week 9 Preview: Broncos (No. 5) @ Raiders (No. 6)

In Week 9, the Raiders (6-2) will host the Broncos (6-2) in a divisional clash for first place in what is arguably the league’s strongest division this season. Here’s how the two teams match up according to data from our Week 8 Report: Requisite Reads for Newcomers: About the BES BES Upgrades for 2016 The Broncos are currently No. 1 in BES Defense but will be …

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Midseason Divisional BES Rankings

As we embark on the latter half of the 2016 regular season, we thought it’d be interesting to examine the strength of each division and conference. By doing so, we feel we might gain a sense of which divisions will yield the representative of their respective conference in the Super Bowl. Last year, we gathered our data after Week 6 and found the AFC East …

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Week 8 Preview: Eagles (No. 7) @ Cowboys (No. 2)

Our first game preview of 2016 couldn’t have come at a better time as we cross the season’s halfway point  and treated to a divisional showdown between two current NFC power teams. The Cowboys (5-1) enter this contest after a restful Week 7 bye and welcome the return star wideout Dez Bryant who missed the last three games with a hairline knee fracture. …

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A New Season…A New BES

All has been quiet at besreport.com since the conclusion of the 2015 regular season. Though there have been no posts over the course of the offseason and preseason, we have still been quite busy behind the scenes toiling and tinkering with the BES under the hood to make it deeper and, hopefully, more accurate for 2016. There’s been several significant changes …

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BES Team Tracker: Banking on The Buccaneers

OVERVIEW: The Buccaneers (6-6) have clearly been one of the more surprising teams of the 2015 regular season. Expectations were they would be a better team than their 2014 counterparts that posted an abysmal 2-14  record. But they have exceeded those expectations to currently rank second in the NFC South and position themselves squarely in the race for an NFC wildcard berth. BY THE …

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Steelers (No. 15) @ Bengals (No. 10): BES Game of Week 14

OVERVIEW: The Bengals (10-2) must defeat the Steelers (7-5) if they are to clinch their second AFC North Championship in three years. The Steelers lead the all-time series between the two teams with a 56-35 record, including a 27-19 record against the Bengals in Cincinnati. Here is a look at how the two teams stack up based on data from our Week 13 BES Rankings: Both teams …

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