Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Jan 2008, 06:08pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 NFC Championship Preview

How did the Giants become the hottest team in the NFL? Could it really be as simple as "Eli Manning is playing better?" Why yes, it really is that simple. Is that better version of Eli Manning good enough to keep Brett Favre from his third NFC title? That may depend more on the Giants secondary.

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45 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 11:44am by Gerry

18 Jan 2008, 02:44pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 AFC Championship Preview

New England continues its march to 19-0 and history. Can the hobbled Chargers possibly stand in their way? If they want the answer to be "yes," they'll need more consistency from the running game, most creativity in their blitz packages, and better play in the middle of the secondary.

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79 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 11:46am by Herm?

18 Jan 2008, 11:13am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Chess Match

Jason Garrett plays chess with death (or the Giants defense at least), Mike McCarthy bones up for the cold weather, the Jaguars' tealprint isn't precisely a blueprint, Wisconsin television stations try to deny Eli's Seinfeld fix, and Mike Tanier's kid searches in vain for a five-year-old version of Hines Ward. If Too Deep Zone sounds a little brain-sprained, it's because football, unlike chess, is really complicated.

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42 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2008, 10:57pm by JoRo

17 Jan 2008, 01:10pm by Ben Riley

The Week in Quotes: January 17, 2008

This week, T.O. sheds some crocodile tears for his quarterback, Norv Turner tells his quarterback to stop fraternizing with the drunkards, and Norm Chow blames his firing on ... his quarterback. No Herm, but we've got John Mayer!

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63 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 5:22pm by Herm?

16 Jan 2008, 03:55pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: 2007 All-KCW Team

Scramble returns with a look at the All-Keep Choppin' Wood team for the 2007 season. Which actual NFL Pro Bowler made the team, and what Game Charting hero will he play alongside? Plus ... Manwich.

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73 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2008, 3:42am by Ixtapaaaaa

16 Jan 2008, 12:04pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Packers' Run Blocking

The Seahawks finished the regular season with the league's fifth best rush defense, according to DVOA, but they were powerless to stop Ryan Grant of the Green Bay Packers last Saturday. How did Grant overcome the invaders from Seattle? With superior manpower and a serving of old-school football.

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44 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2008, 5:42pm by Xian

15 Jan 2008, 06:06pm by Aaron Schatz

2008 Postseason DVOA II

Does the Giants appearance in the NFC Championship game prove their mediocre regular-season DVOA was an error? No. Have we ever seen a team turn things around in the playoffs like this? Yes. Plus: The Patriots re-establish their dominance over the rest of the NFL.

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111 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2008, 2:26am by terry

15 Jan 2008, 07:23am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Chargers over Colts

San Diego, with Norv Turner at the helm, went into Indianapolis and beat the defending champions. Impossible, right? It took the development of a well-executed downfield passing attack made possible by an injury to Dwight Freeney. Are they up to the challenge of taking down the Patriots? In a word, "Volek."

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132 comments, Last at 02 Aug 2008, 9:55pm by Scott

14 Jan 2008, 03:43pm by Brian Fremeau

Final 2007 FEI Ratings

Think the two-loss LSU Tigers took home the BCS title even though a number of other teams were equally worthy? Think again. Brian Fremeau explains why LSU truly was the best team in college football in 2007, even if they weren't one of the best teams of recent seasons. Plus: A look at the most dominating games and biggest upsets of the year.

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12 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2008, 9:32pm by Matt

14 Jan 2008, 11:46am by Doug Farrar

Audibles at the Line: NFC Divisional Games

There's a Manning in the NFL's final four, but it isn't the one most people expected.Brett Favre returns to the Championship round for the first time in a decade, continuing his Elway-esque regeneration. Plus: The Seahawks go flat and Patrick Crayton looks bad. Welcome to NFC Divisional Round Audibles.

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145 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2008, 1:53am by Eugene