Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Jan 2007, 01:02pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: The Thomas Jones Drive

The Bears' offense has been uneven this season, but it never looked better than it did late in the second quarter against New Orleans, when Thomas Jones carried eight times for 69 yards and marched into the end zone. How did that drive happen, and can it be replicated in the Super Bowl?

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71 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2007, 2:14am by Roundhouse

24 Jan 2007, 11:50am by Guest

Extra Innings Move Could Challenge Sunday Ticket

Major League Baseball is close to selling DirecTV the exclusive rights to its Extra Innings package. If you aren't a baseball fan, that might not mean much to you. But as Maury Brown from Baseball Prospectus explains, football fans who want Sunday Ticket on cable just got some new allies.

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142 comments, Last at 02 May 2007, 4:39pm by Travis

22 Jan 2007, 01:57pm by admin

Audibles at the Line: Conference Championships

Once upon a time, there were three great quarterbacks and one great defense. But only one of the great quarterbacks could go to the Super Bowl.

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482 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2007, 6:32pm by chris clark

19 Jan 2007, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 NFC Championship Preview

Once upon a time, Chicago dominated the NFC. But the quarterback imploded and injuries weakened the defense. Can the Bears use home-field advantage to recover their mojo and stop the Cinderella story of America's Team, the New Orleans Saints?

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76 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 10:52am by Felton Suthon

19 Jan 2007, 12:01pm by Michael David Smith

2007 AFC Championship Preview

It's the Colts and the Patriots again. Those of you who want to argue about the quarterbacks know where to go. But here, let's talk about the other 90 or so guys who will take the field Sunday, especially the safeties. This game could come down to the health of Bob Sanders and Rodney Harrison.

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244 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2007, 4:33am by Tom

19 Jan 2007, 12:39am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Four Teams, Four Plays

There's nothing fancy about this week's Too Deep Zone: just four teams, four plays (five actually), and lots of diagrams as Mike Tanier uses tape of last week's games to predict what the Bears, Colts, Patriots, and Saints have planned for the conference championships.

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51 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2007, 12:11pm by mb

18 Jan 2007, 02:14pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

The 2006 All-Keep Choppin' Wood Team

How bad is this year's All-KCW Team? Terrence Kiel didn't make it, and he was arrested for selling cough syrup. Chris Chambers didn't make it, and some of us are convinced he's a robot programmed to drop passes. Andrew Walter's holding a clipboard, and ... well, Andrew Walter's not bad at holding a clipboard. We think. Plus a playoff draft update and Jason Beattie's comic: a Tedy Bruschi joint!

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93 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2007, 9:10am by Insancipitory

18 Jan 2007, 11:24am by Alex Carnevale

The Week in Quotes: January 18, 2007

This week: The Chargers are angry, Mike Ditka is talkative, and Fred Thomas isn't a problem, really. Plus: What will become of the legendary Jim Fassel?

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120 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 8:42pm by Sid

17 Jan 2007, 10:06am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Chicago's Defensive Line

Shaun Alexander had a big day at Soldier Field on Sunday. Will Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister follow suit? We discuss in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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105 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2007, 5:26pm by Danalyst

16 Jan 2007, 04:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Postseason DVOA II

Here are weighted DVOA ratings through the postseason. The Colts' defensive turnaround moves them up -- but how unprecedented is it? And just how superior a performance did the Chargers screw up? Commentary now up on FOXSports.com.

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421 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2007, 9:02pm by Pat