Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Sep 2006, 12:05pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: The Bears' Passing Attack

Last year the Bears couldn't pass to save their lives. This year they're one of the league's top passing teams. What happened? We discuss in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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108 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2006, 10:57am by bearsfan_eric

26 Sep 2006, 09:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 4 DVOA Ratings

Idle San Diego takes the top spot this week. The Saints move way up after stomping the Falcons, but our new system that combines early results with preseason projection is still somewhat skeptical. It's Dave's fault, really. UPDATE: Commentary is finally available on FOXSports.com.

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186 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 2:30pm by DavidH

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

25 Sep 2006, 09:22pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Assume at Your Own Risk

College football observers -- the author occasionally included -- are busy chalking up wins in as-yet unplayed games for many of the top college teams. Russell Levine explores why that's not a good idea, plus the JLS Trophy and his latest BlogPoll ballot.

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65 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:29am by chris

25 Sep 2006, 12:06pm by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 3

A look into the minds of the FO staff, with a few notes from our regular roundtable Sunday e-mails. This week: Mark Brunell gets funky, Jacksonville blows a game with special teams, the Broncos embarrass the Patriots, and the Patriots fans embarrass themselves.

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191 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2006, 11:10am by B

23 Sep 2006, 11:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: CHI-MIN, IND-JAC

With so many marquee NFL games this week, the league may need to buy a bigger marquee. Two of the biggest feature undefeated division rivals: one a defending division champion, the other a 2005 second-place team trying to unseat them.

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30 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2006, 10:33pm by ackpfft

23 Sep 2006, 11:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Can You Have Must-Win Games in Week 3?

Calling a September game a "must win" is surely hyperbole, right? Actually, it isn't. As Ryan Wilson shows, 0-2 teams really do have their backs against the wall on Sunday.

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35 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2009, 7:03am by colt

22 Sep 2006, 01:10pm by Russell Levine

Seventh Day Adventure: Bad Idea Jeans

Coming off a rough week picking games, Vinny and Russell offer their selections for this week's college action. Plus, pop culture references aplenty, and a few not-so-subtle digs at Notre Dame. This also serves as the college open thread.

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176 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2006, 2:28am by Travis

22 Sep 2006, 10:27am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: K-P Duty

Michael Koenen's bid to be the first combination kicker-punter in over 25 years is officially over. But in the 1960s, K-Ps were relatively common. Mike Tanier charts the rise and fall of the double-duty kicker and analyzes the Falcons' attempt to turn back the clock with Koenen. Plus, a list that's sure to start arguments at water coolers around the nation: the top five kicker-punters in NFL history.

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62 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2007, 3:48pm by aron atteh koranteng

21 Sep 2006, 12:44pm by Alex Carnevale

The Week in Quotes: September 21, 2006

Quarterback problems in Denver and Tampa Bay, Roy Williams doesn't quite get it, and there's room for everybody under the bus in Tennesseee. Plus, find out the status of the ex-Patriots Coach Make Out Club in The Week in Quotes.

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83 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 9:56pm by Peter