Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Nov. 17, 2015), Nate Silver sits in to discuss how Peyton Manning can solidify his all-time-great status and get benched in the same game. We also look at the New England Patriots’ fantastic start in the NFL and whether it suggests a perfect season is likely, talk to ESPN FC’s Mike Goodman about Chelsea’s awful start in the English Premier League, and get a significant digit on Ronda Rousey’s stunning defeat over the weekend.
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- Neil Paine breaks down Manning’s brilliant career, and terrible Sunday.
- With or without Julian Edelman, the Patriots are more likely to win the Super Bowl after an undefeated season than they are to lose in the playoffs, says Ian O’Connor of ESPN.
- FiveThirtyEight breaks down Chelsea’s awful start.
- The Guardian looks at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s magical run and whether it’s coming to a close.
FiveThirtyEight: Peyton Manning is still the best
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