02 Jan 2008, 07:36pm by Mike Tanier
No Brady or Manning, no Favre or Romo, no Randy Moss or T.O.? Somehow, we'll manage. An excellent slate of wild card games brings us the Jaguars-Steelers rematch, the Giants trying to prove they can get up for two opponents in a row, LT vs. the Titans defense, and, uh... Seattle vs. Washington. OK, maybe they aren't all so exciting to fans of the other 24 teams.
71 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2008, 1:10pm by Herm?
28 Dec 2007, 03:56pm by Mike Tanier
Looking for surprises? Look elsewhere. The third annual Too Deep Zone All-Rookie Team has all the names you expect: Peterson, Ugoh, Willis, Edwards, Okoye. But Mike Tanier does have a few tricks up his sleeve, including a snub for a Pro Bowl kicker. Find out who made the cut this year.
84 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2008, 10:40pm by Chris
26 Dec 2007, 05:48pm by Mike Tanier
Good "Mike Tanier is a biased Pats fan" criticism in the FOX comments, to go with the "Michael David Smith is a biased Pats fan" criticism in EPC earlier this week. You know, we do allow Football Outsiders writers to live in NFC cities -- even NFC cities that are not Seattle. Really.
30 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2007, 1:01pm by johony
19 Dec 2007, 11:35pm by Mike Tanier
There isn't a single game this week that features two teams with winning records. Happy Rundown, everybody!
40 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2007, 11:37am by Wanker79
14 Dec 2007, 03:16pm by Mike Tanier
Saints coach Sean Payton likes to baffle opponents with dozens of formations, including straight-from-the-sandlot stack alignments. Colts coordinator Tom Moore uses no-frills formations but gets creative when designing route combinations. The Saints and Colts offenses look different, but Mike Tanier learns this week that the differences are only skin deep.
29 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2007, 8:55pm by Methodologically Flawed
13 Dec 2007, 11:32am by Mike Tanier
Yes, we know, there is something wrong with our updated version of WordPress, and these links don't work. The link to the new Rundown is: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7554634. (Actually, there are lots of things wrong with our updated version of WordPress, but we're trying to fix them... it was this or not have the site online at all.)
25 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2007, 2:03pm by B
07 Dec 2007, 05:12pm by Mike Tanier
LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson, Derrick Ward and others performed end runs around the opposition last week. How can a simple sweep turn into a long touchdown against an NFL defense? Mike Tanier discovers that the key to running outside is often the blocking inside.
22 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2007, 10:27pm by Victor
05 Dec 2007, 06:09pm by Mike Tanier
The Rams discover rock and roll, the Ravens bemoan their miserable luck, and Bill Polian has a big fat secret check for Mike Tanier in this week's rundown. Plus: The secret future history of the Minnesota Vikings revealed.
57 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2007, 5:19pm by NF
29 Nov 2007, 04:51pm by Mike Tanier
The Packers can beat the Cowboys -- if they can keep the Cowboys' front seven away from Brett Favre. Mike Tanier reviews Packers game tapes to discover the secret behind their league-leading Adjusted Sack Rate. He discovers that slant routes and max protection schemes, not great blocking, are the reasons why Favre's jersey is so clean. NOTE: Now includes a post-game update.
19 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2007, 1:46pm by Eric
29 Nov 2007, 04:12pm by Mike Tanier
This week's Rundown lays down the blueprint for beating the New York Giants, compares Norv Turner and Herm Edwards, and issues a wake-up call to the Indianapolis Colts.
15 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2007, 12:12pm by Some Guy