Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

19 Dec 2006, 12:30pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Redskins over Saints

New Orleans has been the NFL's most surprising team this year. Sunday, it was their turn to get surprised. The offensive line struggled, and Drew Brees better start throwing deep during the week like he does on Sundays, because the Saints' defense needs the practice. In Washington, meanwhile, Jason Campbell throws a pretty ball but needs to figure out where it is going.

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50 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2006, 12:39pm by Pat

12 Dec 2006, 05:47pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Dolphins over Patriots

Yeremiah may love to drink his wine, but he also likes to shut down the opposition's pass offense. Tom Brady appears to be enjoying the wine too much the night before games when he plays Miami. The Patriots offensive line has a general hangover since their bye. Joey Harrington is drinking some magic concoction that has him resembling a quality quarterback.

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58 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2006, 6:37pm by fluoxetine

05 Dec 2006, 01:20pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Titans over Colts

If the Colts and Titans played a game where each team got 50 possessions, the Colts would likely win by 75 points. When they only get nine, things are a lot closer. Plus, the Colts miss David Thornton, the run defense is still bad, and Vince Young loves the shotgun.

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62 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2006, 9:31pm by Sid

28 Nov 2006, 02:01pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Titans over Giants

There are meltdowns, and then there is what happened to the Giants on Sunday. The problem may have less to do with character and more to do with injuries. Meanwhile the Titans are actually a pretty good team with two amazing young talents in Pac-Man Jones and Vince Young. Plus, Eli Manning is a good quarterback, and that appears to be an insult.

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86 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 10:58am by Wanker79