26 Sep 2006, 02:30pm by Ned Macey
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.
102 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 11:17am by Starshatterer
25 Sep 2006, 09:22pm by Russell Levine
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.
65 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:29am by chris
25 Sep 2006, 12:06pm by admin
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.
191 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2006, 11:10am by B
23 Sep 2006, 11:18pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
30 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2006, 10:33pm by ackpfft
23 Sep 2006, 11:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson
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.
35 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2009, 7:03am by colt
22 Sep 2006, 01:10pm by Russell Levine
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.
176 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2006, 2:28am by Travis
22 Sep 2006, 10:27am by Mike Tanier
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.
62 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2007, 3:48pm by aron atteh koranteng
21 Sep 2006, 12:44pm by Alex Carnevale
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.
83 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 9:56pm by Peter
20 Sep 2006, 06:22pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky
Which was more of a mirage: the Eagles' loss or the Ravens' win? How wrong can Bill be this week? Has Ian decided whether his Ravens jersey should be home or away? In a world without missed extra points, who were the biggest losers of the week? And on what planet is Detroit giving up 6.5 points? Bill and Ian collide helmets and the ball goes unclaimed in this week's Scramble.
114 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2006, 12:58pm by Josh
20 Sep 2006, 11:05am by Michael David Smith
A change of environment was supposed to work wonders for LaVar Arrington, who wore out his welcome in Washington. Now that he's with the Giants, is he back to his Pro Bowl form? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
64 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2007, 2:10pm by bad credit