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
02 Oct 2007, 11:17am by Ned Macey
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.
49 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2007, 12:03am by G
25 Sep 2007, 09:21am by Ned Macey
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.
57 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2007, 5:18pm by Jefe
18 Sep 2007, 12:03pm by Ned Macey
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?
37 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2007, 2:27pm by dennis
11 Sep 2007, 10:04am by Ned Macey
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?
36 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2007, 1:08am by Gilman
16 Jan 2007, 02:29pm by Ned Macey
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.
99 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2007, 4:38pm by Debbie
02 Jan 2007, 02:25pm by Ned Macey
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.
22 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2007, 3:03pm by Tim Wilson