Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

20 Sep 2006, 06:22pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: Six Mississippi

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.

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114 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2006, 12:58pm by Josh

20 Sep 2006, 11:05am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: LaVar Arrington

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.

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64 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2007, 2:10pm by bad credit

19 Sep 2006, 05:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 3 DVOA Ratings

Two games played, two sets of DVOA ratings. One represents 2006 only, while the other is our new rating that combines 2006 with the preseason projection. Baltimore rules the roost in one, Seattle in the other. Freedom of choice is what you want, freedom of choice is what you've got. UPDATE: Commentary is now found here on FOXSports.com.

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227 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2006, 3:39pm by Chuck

19 Sep 2006, 12:58pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bills over Dolphins

The Bills young defense has played well two weeks in a row, but the most important person in Buffalo may be Bobby April. It certainly isn't J.P. Losman. Meanwhile in Miami, Daunte Culpepper may not be the Dolphins' salvation this year. Ned Macey looks at the upset that changed our understanding of the AFC East.

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51 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 8:56pm by dave whorton