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Playbook: Tape study on SB XLVI

In the public view, Super Bowl XLVI has been defined by the plays that weren’t made – fumbles the Patriots didn’t recover, a ball Wes Welker didn’t catch, a few throws Tom Brady didn’t make. But when you pop in the coaching tape, you see there are even more aspects of the game where the Giants excelled, earning them a win in a well-contested championship game.

Playbook: Studying improved RBs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. This time, we are looking at running backs.

‘Playbook’ picks: Patriots or Giants?

“Playbook” analysts Solomon Wilcots, Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann, Sterling Sharpe,/b>, Matt Millen and Brian Billick make their picks for Super Bowl XLVI

Playbook: Studying improved WRs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. Today, we look at wide receivers.

Playbook: Studying improved DTs

We’ve looked at quarterbacks and defensive backs. In our third installment, we take to the trenches to review the performance of three rising defensive tackles.

Playbook: Studying improved DBs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. After taking a glance at quarterbacks last week, here’s a look at three defensive backs who caught our eye.

Playbook: Studying improved QBs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at Playbook has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. In our first look back to 2011, we analyze a trio of quarterbacks.

Playbook: Giants, Patriots win with scheme

When you look at the tape, the Patriots and Giants walked away conference champions for reasons that spanned the length of the game. And the Ravens and 49ers exited stage right for just as many reasons.

‘Playbook’: 49ers, Giants win down the seam

When the Giants and 49ers earned their way into the NFC Championship Game, they had won their games on the scoreboard – and one particular area of the field.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Brees gears up for Niner pass rush

The No. 3 seeds (Houston and San Francisco) are feeling pretty good about themselves after big wins in the Wild Card round. What kind of obstacles will they face this week?

Playbook: Fullback, commitment to run key to Saints success

His individual numbers won’t stand out (with just 4 carries for 4 yards and 11 catches for 50), but Jed Collins has been a critical part of a Saints’ run game that resembles more of the 2009 Super Bowl champion squad than a 2010 team that veered heavily toward the pass game.

Playbook: OT playcall capitalized off of Steelers’ tendencies

It was excellent awareness of tendencies and a simple play design that propelled the Broncos to an improbable overtime victory over the Steelers.

Tale of the Tape: QBs the focus in New York, Houston

When you compare the Texans–Bengals and Giants-Falcons games, they are very much the opposite of one another. Any way you look at it, both add up to great matchups for Wild Card weekend.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Can Yates lead Texans deep into playoffs?

The Texans know they can beat the Bengals. They’ve already done it once this season. But can they do it twice with rookie T.J. Yates at quarterback?

Playbook: First down D key for Giants vs. Falcons

They are division winners, a playoff host and one of 12 contenders for the Lombardi Trophy. But to move forward in these playoffs, the Giants have to step up their game. Against Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons (10-6), the Giants defense will most certainly have to do better – and it all starts on first down versus the run.

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