Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Dec 2007, 01:25pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Redskins over Vikings

The Vikings won five straight games by pounding the rock and stopping the run. What happens when the other team loads the box against Adrian Peterson and decides to throw the ball against their defensive backs in man coverage? Answer: A loss, and very likely a January tee time.

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39 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2007, 8:28pm by Pat

24 Dec 2007, 12:08pm by Doug Farrar

Audibles at the Line: Week 16

"Win and you're in" should be good motivation, but in Week 16 the teams playing out the string rose up and fought back. Also: John DiGiorgio enters the realm of FO favorites, Shaun Alexander experiences the sensation of actual blocking, and Warren Sapp just flat-out loses his mind.

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175 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2007, 6:25pm by Wanker79

23 Dec 2007, 06:27pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Steelers Defense

A few weeks ago the Steelers' defense looked good enough to make Pittsburgh a legitimate threat to Indianapolis and New England in the AFC. Now, not so much. What has changed? We examine the Steelers' subpar performance against the Rams in an early holiday-week installment of Every Play Counts.

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53 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2007, 1:42am by Dunbar

21 Dec 2007, 06:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Charting Defensive Backs 2007

Here's a look at our game charting data for defensive backs through Week 13. Which team's cornerbacks might be a lot better than we realized? Which Pro Bowl selection was a lifetime achievement award for a player having unexpected struggles in 2007? And how astonishingly bad has Jason David really been?

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69 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2008, 3:23pm by rob

21 Dec 2007, 01:53pm by Guest

Game Charters Speak II

Had enough of the Pats, Colts, and Cowboys this year? Join us for our special No-Winning-Teams edition of Game Charters Speak! We look at six teams with a combined record of 30-54, trying to figure out what went wrong in 2007 and how they can right the ship in 2008.

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23 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2007, 6:27pm by Kent

20 Dec 2007, 04:15pm by Brian Fremeau and Russell Levine

Seventh Day Adventure/ FEI Bowl Mash-Up

Bowl season is upon us! FO's college football experts, Russell Levine and Brian Fremeau, break down the undercard, the pre-New Year's weekend bowl games that kick off with tonight's San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl contest between the Utes and the Midshipmen. This discussion thread is where you can talk about all those games as they happen.

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42 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2007, 2:13am by lionsbob

20 Dec 2007, 12:12pm by Ben Riley

The Week in Quotes: December 20, 2007

This week, Big Tuna decides the Falcons need even more public humiliation, a Fox sideline reporter actually generates actual news (and is immediately accused of lying), and Terrell Owens suggests his quarterback is a little, um, unfocused. Plus: Bryant Gumbel proves he'd be much better doing the play-by-play for the Presidential debates.

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85 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2007, 2:40am by Tri Shanku

19 Dec 2007, 03:38pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: Hold It Now, Down It

Scramble can't do the Jerry Lewis, but it can apparently predict whether Brian Westbrook can stop at the one. Bill Barnwell revisits a column from last season and gives credit to the Loser League performance of the year, while Jason Beattie tries to solve the problem of Tony Romo's love life.

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53 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2007, 1:55pm by BucsD

19 Dec 2007, 12:29pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Mario Williams

All of a sudden, the Houston Texans aren't looking stupid for picking Mario Williams first overall. What kind of player is he becoming? And why would he be even better without Bill Carollo involved? Find out in this week's Every Play Counts.

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51 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2007, 3:05pm by Chris

18 Dec 2007, 05:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

The Patriots join the long history of great teams whose DVOA rating dropped after Week 15. The Steelers and Jaguars are going in opposite directions. And seriously, why is Cincinnati's DVOA so darn high this year?

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116 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2007, 6:07pm by B