12 Sep 2006, 11:40am by Ned Macey
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.
44 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2006, 10:56am by Wanker79
24 Jan 2006, 11:43am by Ned Macey
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.
97 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 9:21pm by Sid
17 Jan 2006, 12:46pm by Ned Macey
The media had been informed, including Football Outsiders. The referees had certainly been informed. Somebody forgot to tell the Steelers that the Colts were this year's Super Bowl winners. And, unfortunately for the Colts, someone also forgot to tell their offensive line.
107 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2006, 3:33pm by Loyatulla
10 Jan 2006, 01:12pm by Ned Macey
The up-and-down Panthers are featured in Any Given Sunday yet again. This time, they rode a strong -- and surprising -- performance by DeShaun Foster and controlled the clock against the struggling Giants. In case you were worried that the all was not right with the world, Eli Manning made several ill-advised passes to sink any chance of a Giants' comeback.
51 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2006, 7:24pm by J.S.
27 Dec 2005, 01:58pm by Ned Macey
Playing to stay in the hunt for a first-round bye, the Bengals fell at home to the lowly Bills. Ned Macey investigates the long-term future of the Bills quarterback situation and the short-term future for the Bengals in the playoffs. Neither looks too bright.
26 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 8:24pm by Ryan Mc
20 Dec 2005, 02:20pm by Ned Macey
They finally got to pop the champagne in Miami. Unlike in previous seasons, the Colts did not lose because of a leaky defense, they lost because of an offensive line that could not stop what has become a dominant San Diego pass rush. Meanwhile, both teams feature stud running backs that are banged up. One of them should now get some much-needed rest, while the other is likely to get more rest than he wants starting January 1.
45 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2005, 1:18pm by Jerrod Sieberg
13 Dec 2005, 11:23am by Ned Macey
With the Chargers finishing the year against Miami, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Denver, everybody knew they would lose again. Just nobody thought it would be to the Dolphins. Ned Macey looks at how it happened and finds a banged up LT, a strengthened Miami defense, and the Chargers in need of help from a member of the Rat Pack to save their fading playoff hopes.
65 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2005, 9:54pm by nump
06 Dec 2005, 03:10pm by Ned Macey
The Bengals are better than the Steelers. DVOA has known that for weeks. Even so, they lost to the Steelers in Week 7, so they were the underdogs until they proved otherwise. Ned Macey looks at how Cincinnati has improved in the last six weeks and how Pittsburgh is, well, still Pittsburgh.
23 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 8:22pm by J
29 Nov 2005, 02:34pm by Ned Macey
Remember when the addition of Randy Moss was going to make the Raiders one of the most feared offenses in football? Remember when somebody thought it was a good idea to sign Gus Frerotte to be their starting quarterback? Ned Macey finds an Oakland offense playing below expectations and a Miami team that may be one player away from being competitive.
37 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2005, 5:52pm by Ryan Carney
22 Nov 2005, 01:12pm by Ned Macey
Call this one a pundit upset. FO regulars have been quicker to catch on to the Bears as a pretty good team and the Panthers as a pretty mediocre one. But it gives Ned Macey the opportunity to break down the stellar Chicago defense and the struggling Carolina offense. And call him crazy, but he doesn't care for Kyle Orton.
57 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2005, 4:14pm by squintsp