Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Oct 2007, 12:12pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bills over Ravens

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.

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50 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2012, 9:27am by Eileen

16 Oct 2007, 12:22pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Saints over Seahawks

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.

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22 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2007, 7:01am by Matt Saracen - QB1 - Dillon Panthers

09 Oct 2007, 11:27am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bears over Packers

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.

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54 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2007, 12:26am by Andrew

02 Oct 2007, 11:17am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Cardinals over Steelers

Arizona's new coaches use their internal knowledge of the Steelers to pull a surprising upset... wait, what? You say the Steelers struggled to run the ball last season and gave up sacks while Whisenhunt and Grimm were still on the staff? Let's not let those pesky details get in the way of the storyline, OK? Plus: Arizona's QB platoon.

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49 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2007, 12:03am by G

25 Sep 2007, 09:21am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Packers over Chargers

LaDainian Tomlinson still can't run the football, but is it possible his offensive line is what is holding him back? The Chargers can't defend a four- or five-receiver set, but is the problem Shawne Merriman? Plus, Brett Favre is just having fun again, and with the Packers running game, he'll have plenty of opportunities to prove he's a gunslinger.

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57 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2007, 5:18pm by Jefe

18 Sep 2007, 12:03pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Buccaneers over Saints

The Saints were almost everybody's pick to win the NFC South. Two games into the season, their big-play offense has been stymied. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, were only selected by a computer, but are there glimpses of a competent team emerging?

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37 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2007, 2:27pm by dennis

11 Sep 2007, 10:04am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Titans over Jaguars

Apparently, the Jaguars did not spend the off-season confronting the problems they had with poor teams. The Titans dominated both lines of scrimmage and sent DVOA projection darling Jacksonville to an early-season loss. Were the Jaguars more afraid of Vince Young's arm, or his legs? And where was the Jacksonville running game?

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36 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2007, 1:08am by Gilman

16 Jan 2007, 02:29pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Colts over Ravens

The Indianapolis Colts are in the AFC Championship because of their defense and physical running game? What's wrong with the world? The Colts have made adjustments, but success on third downs accounts for a large part of their improvement. Also, Steve McNair may have sunk the Ravens, but he also propelled them to their best offense in years.

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99 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2007, 4:38pm by Debbie

02 Jan 2007, 02:25pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Lions over Cowboys

The worst defense in the NFL since Week 13? None other than the Dallas Cowboys. Not exactly the momentum they want heading into the playoffs. Hopefully the Lions organization realizes that they were feasting on a wounded animal and not displaying potential for next season. All this, plus Tony Romo likes to drop the football.

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22 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2007, 3:03pm by Tim Wilson

26 Dec 2006, 06:14pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Christmas: Eagles over Cowboys

Merry Christmas, Eagles fans! Your team is in position to win the NFC East thanks to a win over TO and the 'Boys. The Eagles were written off by everyone, us included, when Donovan McNabb went down. Now, they have the inside track to the NFC East crown. Dallas, meanwhile, is falling apart fast. Their pass defense is in shambles. They finally figure out how to cover running backs and suddenly tight ends are killing them.

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34 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2006, 10:41pm by Sid