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Hot Takedown

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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FiveThirtyEight: Peyton Manning is still the best

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver founded and was the editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Allison McCann is a former visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight.

Joe Sykes produces our weekly sports podcast Hot Takedown.