Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Nov 2005, 02:27pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Packers over Falcons

Did you know that Atlanta has players besides Michael Vick? Unfortunately for them, too many of the ones who play defense are not good. They let Samwise Gamgee ... er, Samkon Gado run all over them. Ned Macey investigates this hero from the Shire, as well as some mysterious bad luck for the Falcons. Who ever could have predicted that? As always, watch for orcs and trolls.

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80 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2005, 1:01pm by Sid

08 Nov 2005, 02:56pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Colts over Patriots

How do you write an article about a big upset on a weekend when there were no upsets? Ned Macey writes about the Colts' upsetting the balance of power in the AFC, where the Pats have long been better. Any Given Sunday looks at how Monday's game proved that's no longer true.

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64 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 11:41am by Starshatterer

01 Nov 2005, 02:46pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Rams over Jaguars

Jacksonville likes close games, but when you always play close games, you can lose. Clutch performance is a cruel mistress. After Sunday's game, the Jaguars have a decision to make about who to play at receiver. The Rams have a bye to get healthy, and is it possible that they just won a game because of a special teams play?

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19 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2005, 1:13pm by NELPHONIOUS OF pENNEFIELDE

25 Oct 2005, 02:12pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Raiders over Bills

LaMont Jordan dominated the Bills' run defense, but this may say more about the Bills than Jordan. Ned Macey investigates how a supposed premier defense has completely deteriorated against the run, finds a strength in the Raiders' defense, and appreciates the early-season success of Doug Gabriel.

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21 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2005, 4:44am by lafacdio

18 Oct 2005, 03:05pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Falcons Survive Saints

Favorites won every game but the one in Pittsburgh this weekend, and since Tommy Maddox does not a satisfactory NFL quarterback make, Ned Macey takes a close look at the almost upset in San Antonio. Mike Vick was up to his 2004 ways, spraying passes and getting bailed out by his teammates. The Saints managed to keep the game close thanks to a running game that somehow survived the loss of Deuce McAllister.

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70 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2005, 6:14pm by Jason

11 Oct 2005, 06:00pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Cowboys over Eagles

Everybody expected Philadelphia to be laughably better than the rest of the NFC East. Guess who's laughing now? (Hint: They wear stars on their helmets.) Ned Macey finds out what the 33-10 Dallas victory tells us about a resurgent passing game and the collapse of Philly's special teams.

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31 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 6:23am by Anthony Brancato

04 Oct 2005, 11:48am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Chargers over Patriots

Thank goodness Green Bay didn't pull off the comeback; Ned Macey couldn't write another Any Given Sunday about the Panthers. Instead he tackles the injury-riddled Super Bowl champion Patriots' first home loss since the Pottsville Maroons' last championship.

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61 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 12:40pm by Sue Ellen

27 Sep 2005, 02:10pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Dolphins over Panthers

Three weeks of football, three weeks the Panthers were part of one of the biggest upsets of the day. While Jake Delhomme continues to give the ball away at crucial times, but once again he's stuck operating with just one good receiver. In Miami, head coach Nick Saban apparently acquired a team that was going to make a run at contention without notifying anyone. The defense is ready to roll, but the key to the offense may depend on a new acquisition not named Ronnie or Gus but rather Hudson.

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15 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2005, 11:27pm by Jason

20 Sep 2005, 01:03pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Panthers over Patriots

One week after falling at home to the Saints, the Panthers win in a sloppy game over the Patriots. One loss should be no big deal, but what is wrong with Corey Dillon and how much can his struggles affect Tom Brady? The Panthers defense is improved by the law of averages, and they win the game thanks to their ability to score touchdowns instead of field goals.

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43 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2005, 8:23pm by Wilbur

13 Sep 2005, 04:15pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Saints over Panthers

The Saints win over the Panthers was great for the city of New Orleans, but was it really just because the Saints were playing with emotion? Didn't the Saints just beat Carolina with a playoff bid on the line in the last week of the 2004 season? Ned Macey takes a look behind the easy storyline to see what is actually happening on the field. He finds a player with a propensity to turn the ball over, and a player who can be compared to Tom Brady. You may be surprised which quarterback is which.

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23 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2005, 7:01am by Anthony Brancato