Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

26 Sep 2006, 02:30pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Broncos over Patriots

The best defense on the field in Foxboro belonged to the Broncos. Despite New England's reputation, that has been the case the past three seasons. The Patriots offense is still trying to reinvent itself; even with one of the game's great players at quarterback, the key to their success is likely in the running game.

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102 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 11:17am by Starshatterer

19 Sep 2006, 12:58pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bills over Dolphins

The Bills young defense has played well two weeks in a row, but the most important person in Buffalo may be Bobby April. It certainly isn't J.P. Losman. Meanwhile in Miami, Daunte Culpepper may not be the Dolphins' salvation this year. Ned Macey looks at the upset that changed our understanding of the AFC East.

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51 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 8:56pm by dave whorton

12 Sep 2006, 11:40am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Rams over Broncos

In an effort to repeat their successful 2005 formula, the Broncos go on the road in Week 1 and lay an egg in St. Louis. The Rams defense dominated the game, but in the unlikely event the defense is for real, can they make the playoffs if the offense never scores a touchdown? Ned Macey delves into the upset and gives a list of recent rookie quarterback performance that may keep the calls for Jay Cutler on hold.

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44 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2006, 10:56am by Wanker79

24 Jan 2006, 11:43am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Steelers over Broncos

Another impressive win for the Steelers has them heading to Detroit as favorites. Ben Roethlisberger has been great, but it is the pass rush that is leading this team. Denver suffers another difficult playoff loss, but maybe the biggest problem could be the defensive coaching, not the quarterback.

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97 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 9:21pm by Sid