Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

21 Nov 2006, 02:06pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: 49ers over Seahawks

Welcome to the NFC West, where you can be among the worst teams in football and still have a winning record. Also, a look at the emergence of Frank Gore, the struggles of the Seattle running game, and is Julian Peterson actually helping?

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61 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2006, 1:18pm by Joel

14 Nov 2006, 02:20pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Browns over Falcons

Remember when Michael Vick was turning the corner? Two weeks later, there are more questions than answers, and with Warrick Dunn slowing and the defense losing players left and right, the Falcons are a team in crisis. The Browns meanwhile are developing a decent defense, but is Charlie Frye the answer at quarterback? Plus the first ever "Bonus AGS" looking at a crazy Sunday filled with upsets.

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51 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2006, 12:10am by Sid

07 Nov 2006, 02:35pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Dolphins over Bears

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool Rex Grossman twice, and the Chicago Bears will feel the shame. For the second time this season, Grossman crumbled in the face of a strong pass rush. But this time, the Bears were playing a team that actually could run the ball and seal the deal, thanks to a very talented young back and an important change on the offensive line.

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48 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2006, 5:08pm by TomC

31 Oct 2006, 01:30pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Raiders over Steelers

The Steelers are 2-5. They must be a terrible team. They lack heart, dedication, and tal ... Wait, what's that? They were the better team on Sunday? The Raiders actually have a good defense? The Steelers have suffered from bad luck beyond the injuries to Ben Roethlisberger? Could Pittsburgh actually be a good team? Ned Macey argues they are in his look at one of the weirder results of the season.

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87 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 1:09pm by Old Whippersnapper

24 Oct 2006, 01:29pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Texans over Jaguars

In the fierce battle for an AFC playoff spot, real contenders do not lose games to Houston. Jacksonville did just that behind a hobbled quarterback whose presence on the field may have been a mistake. Houston's quarterback, meanwhile, is finally playing at a high level thanks to a new coach and an excellent number one receiver.

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28 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2006, 9:10pm by Biffy

17 Oct 2006, 03:42pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bucs over Bengals

It was upset Sunday with a number of favorites losing close contests. Most of these favorites shouldn't worry too much about the upsets, but Cincinnati can't continue to ignore their struggles on offense after falling to the Bucs. In Tampa Bay, celebration of the victory surrounds optimisim over Bruce Gradkowski -- but such celebration should be muted unless they plan to enter an over-30 league.

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16 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2006, 9:01am by Nick

10 Oct 2006, 12:10pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Colts Survive Titans

The NFL was upset-free this weekend, but we may have seen the most surprising result of the season when the undefeated Colts barely held off the rebuilding Titans. The Titans have a few good, young players, but the real story is that the Colts are a mediocre team so far this year. Special props to Pac-Man Jones, who if he keeps this up may be able to release his own album.

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71 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 8:58pm by Scott P.

03 Oct 2006, 06:48pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Redskins over Jaguars

It was certainly conceivable that Washington could beat Jacksonville, but did anybody see them scoring 36 points? Quietly, the Redskins have developed a dominant offense and actually are struggling on defense. Jacksonville, on the other hand, may not be the dominant force people thought and looks to be slightly above average, just like in 2004 and 2005.

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49 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2006, 12:57pm by Loose On the Lead