11 Dec 2007, 02:17pm by Ned Macey
The Buccaneers lost, but maybe a little perspective is in order. Luke McCown runs out of magic on third down. Andre Johnson makes the Texans a radically different team. Sage Rosenfels is a competent NFL quarterback. Plus, the story of two stud defensive ends who took very different paths to the NFL.
21 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2007, 10:19am by Mr Shush
04 Dec 2007, 01:48pm by Ned Macey
The Broncos playoff hopes disappear in a sloppy loss in Oakland. The Broncos run game is struggling so badly, they could not run on the Raiders. Meanwhile, a banner day in the McCown household, the debut of JaMarcus Russell, and a bad pass defense despite two standout cornerbacks.
22 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2007, 9:03pm by forcefulmuffin
27 Nov 2007, 01:26pm by Ned Macey
When the opposing defense scores more points off passes from your quarterback then you do, it makes it pretty easy to figure out what the problem is. Unfortunately for the Giants, the best way to fix their passing attack is sitting in an NBC studio. Plus: Minnesota, playoff contender? It has come to that.
54 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2007, 9:49pm by Jin
20 Nov 2007, 03:55pm by Ned Macey
Injuries in Indy are giving the Steelers a shot at that precious first-round bye, but their hopes for a second seed hit a snag against the lowly Jets. The offense has no margin for error and relies too much on Ben Roethlisberger to perform Herculean feats. Plus: gratuitous mentions of Michigan Wolverines in honor of Lloyd Carr's retirement.
45 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2007, 12:34pm by Justin Zeth
13 Nov 2007, 01:44pm by Ned Macey
The one good thing about starting 0-8 is that a win is likely to warrant a write-up in this space. The excitement of New Orleans' four-game winning streak was extremely tempered by their continued lack of a competent pass defense. Plus, count the Rams offensive line injuries, and you can't spell "Saints defense DVOA" without D-A-V-I-D.
24 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2007, 12:31am by max
06 Nov 2007, 01:21pm by Ned Macey
The Vikings win over the Chargers is a good reminder that matchups matter in the NFL, and the Vikings' run defense against any run-heavy offense is not a fair fight. Plus another excuse for Ned Macey to talk up Eric Parker, a comparison to "The Axeman," and yet more effusive praise for Adrian Peterson.
65 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2007, 5:41pm by raffy
30 Oct 2007, 11:56am by Ned Macey
The Lions are 5-2? Really? And they're not winning with an explosive passing game, but rather an opportunistic defense? They continue to feast on mediocre offenses but that may not continue. Chicago, meanwhile, is starting to realize that leaving good enough alone in the off-season may not have been the best strategy.
45 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2007, 7:22am by Matt Saracen - QB1 - Dillon Panthers
23 Oct 2007, 12:12pm by Ned Macey
The Bills finally finished the deal, holding on for an upset of Baltimore. Of course, the Ravens are not all that impressive a team to beat -- they have no vertical pass threat and a flimsy pass defense. Kyle Boller is not the answer in Baltimore, but there is no guarantee Trent Edwards is the answer in Buffalo.
50 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2012, 9:27am by Eileen
16 Oct 2007, 12:22pm by Ned Macey
The Saints scored their first win of the season over Seattle. If they hope to turn their season around, they will need to continue to take what the defense gives them. Seattle, meanwhile, has lost their ability to move the ball on the ground. If they want to be a threat in the playoffs, they will need to do so on the arm of Matt Hasselbeck. Ned Macey looks at these and other aspects of New Orleans' upset win.
22 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2007, 7:01am by Matt Saracen - QB1 - Dillon Panthers
09 Oct 2007, 11:27am by Ned Macey
The Bears save their season with a great defensive second half, but they can't run the ball and will need this defense the rest of the year.. The Packers fail to hold onto the ball at crucial times and have struggle covering multiple receivers. Ned Macey explains it all in this week's edition of Any Given Sunday.
54 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2007, 12:26am by Andrew