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Recent articles by Neil:

NHL teams shouldn’t waste money on high-priced goaltenders

The five most expensive netminders cost an average of $8.6 million against the salary cap (12 percent of available resources) yet have the same save rate and a similar win rate as those who make millions per year less. → Read More

49ers think big Week 12 win over Packers has ‘zero relevance’ in the playoffs. They’re wrong.

There have been 898 games since 2002 in which one team defeated the other by 20 points or more during the regular season. Those teams met 25 times in the playoffs, and the results might surprise you. → Read More

Nick Bosa is the key to the 49ers’ defensive dominance

Bosa was named the league’s rookie of the year after registering 47 tackles (16 for a loss) with nine sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. → Read More

NFL picks against the spread for the conference championship games

Since 1990, home favorites giving seven or more points in this round are just 10-14 against the point spread. → Read More

Richard Sherman is the Packers’ kryptonite, because Aaron Rodgers rarely throws at him

Sherman surrendered just 227 yards when targeted during the regular season and playoffs and was never beaten for more than 25 yards. → Read More

Derrick Henry and the Titans are bucking analytical wisdom, because Derrick Henry is a freak

The former Heisman Trophy winner is the only player in NFL history to record three consecutive games with at least 180 rushing yards. → Read More

Scoring is up in the NHL. Here’s why.

Goal scoring in the NHL is up for the fourth straight season. → Read More

Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge already have the Giants on the wrong path

Judge’s commitment to the run is an antiquated approach in today’s NFL. → Read More

Clemson’s hopes of upsetting LSU for college football title rest with its defense

Led by Isaiah Simmons, the Tigers' defense might be better this season than even its star-studded unit from last year's national champion. → Read More

NFL picks against the spread for the divisional round

Since 2002, home favorites giving at least three points are 42-18 straight up in the divisional round. All four home teams this week qualify. → Read More

George Kittle’s only tight end comparison might be Rob Gronkowski

Kittle’s 2,945 receiving yards are the most by any NFL tight end through three seasons. → Read More

The fatal flaw that could stop each NFL playoff team from reaching the Super Bowl

Every team left has a weakness that could derail its chances. → Read More

The ultimate playoff fantasy football rankings

The fantasy football fun doesn’t have to end in the regular season. → Read More

The most and least likely Super Bowl matchups

The most likely Super Bowl combinations are the Ravens and 49ers, the Ravens and Saints and the Ravens and Packers. → Read More

Clemson hasn’t faced anyone like Ohio State

Tigers Coach Dabo Swinney has lamented the popular opinion that his team has played a less challenging schedule. But it does matter who you’ve played. → Read More

To beat LSU in the playoff, Oklahoma must have Jalen Hurts at his early-season peak

Hurts has been sensational in finishing as the runner-up to LSU counterpart in the Heisman Tophy race, but his numbers stalled a bit later in the season. → Read More

Bench Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers in your fantasy football finals

Brady has surpassed 190 yards passing just once in the last four games and Rodgers has thrown for multiple touchdowns just once in the past six games. → Read More

Eli Manning could still win another championship — for your fantasy football team

Barf your way to a fantasy football title with Manning, Gardner Minshew or Ryan Fitzpatrick. → Read More

Go with Ryan Tannehill, not Drew Brees

Brees struggled against the Falcons last week and will now face the 49ers, which boasts one of the best pass defenses in the NFL. → Read More

Daniel Jones can bring the Giants into the modern NFL, even without Saquon Barkley

New York could blossom with Jones under center, even with Barkley on the sidelines. → Read More