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Beware, Broncos Fans: Defensive Dynasties Don’t Last Long

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Sept. 6, 2016), we take a look at some of the storylines surrounding quarterbacks in the run-up to this year’s NFL season. Sharon Katz also joins the show to break down a wacky first weekend of college football and whether Houston is destined for the playoffs after a big win in Week 1. Finally, Blythe Terrell, an editor at FiveThirtyEight, returns to the show to find out which NFL team should be her new favorite, according to the numbers. Plus, a significant digit on how baseball teams’ fortunes would change if they never traded their original players.

Hot Takedown also has a spin-off podcast about the U.S. Open happening right now. It’s called Baseline, and it can be found here. The latest episode features 18-time major champion, Chris Evert.

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

Joe Sykes produces our weekly sports podcast Hot Takedown.