1. ### The Mascot Betting Technique: Sure-Fire Winners in Professional Sports

Who doesn't know a guy whose wife won the office hoops pool by picking the teams with the nicest uniforms. It's a strategy that works now and then, but is it the only way to pick a winner without really knowing anything?I say no...

2. ### Eight is Too Much: NFC Wild Card Chase Starting to Cull the Herd

An amazing thing happened in Week 14: teams were actually eliminated from playoff contention in the NFC. Atlanta, St. Louis and San Francisco have all finally been mathematically excised from the hunt...

3. ### ChanceBot Simulations: Week 15 Playoff Index

What follows is the Week 15 Playoff Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. Index values represent each team's chance of making the playoffs. A value of 100 indicates that the team is a "lock"—even if they haven't technically clinched yet

4. ### ChanceBot Simulations: Week 14 Game Impacts

Every week, ChanceBot.com measures the playoff implications (Impact) of each remaining NFL game. Impact is determined by calculating the degree to which the outcome of each game changes playoff chances for each team...

5. ### ChanceBot Simulations: Week 14 NFL Win Out Index

What follows is the Week 14 Win Out Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. The column headed 'WO' shows each team's overall chance (as a percentage) of making the playoffs if they win their remaining games...

6. ### Redskins-Bears: Thursday Night Knockout

Everyone knows the Redskins and the Bears are on the periphery of the playoff hunt in the NFC. Both squads are a game back of the streaking Vikings for the No. 6 seed...

7. ### ChanceBot Simulations: Week 14 NFL Playoff Index

What follows is the Week 14 Playoff Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. Index values represent each team's chance of making the playoffs...

8. ### Six Pack: The Most Important NFC Games of Week 13

With eight NFC teams vying for Wild Card berths and two division races still up for grabs, Sunday afternoons should be pretty interesting this month...

9. ### ChanceBot Simulations: Week 13 NFL Game Impacts

Every week, ChanceBot.com measures the playoff implications (Impact) of each remaining NFL game. Impact is determined by calculating the degree to which the outcome of each game changes playoff chances for each team...

10. ### ChanceBot Simulations: Week 13 NFL Playoff Index

What follows is a Week 13 Playoff Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. Index values represent each team's chance of making the playoffs. A value of 100 indicates that the team is a "lock"—even if they haven't technically clinched yet..

11. ### ChanceBot Simulations: Week 12 NFL Game Impacts

Every week, ChanceBot.com measures the playoff implications (Impact) of each remaining NFL game. Impact is measured by calculating the degree to which the outcome of each game changes playoff chances for each team...

12. ### ChanceBot Simulations: Week 12 NFL Playoff Index

What follows is a Week 12 Playoff Index for the NFL, as calculated by ChanceBot.com. Index values represent each team's chance of making the playoffs. A value of 100 indicates that the team is a "lock"—even if they haven't technically clinched yet..

13. ### Patriots-Bills: How the Bills Can Shape Their Own Fate

Here's why I'd never make it as a coach in the NFL:If I were running the show for the Buffalo Bills, this week would be Star Trek Week...