Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Oct 2007, 12:22pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Saints over Seahawks

The Saints scored their first win of the season over Seattle. If they hope to turn their season around, they will need to continue to take what the defense gives them. Seattle, meanwhile, has lost their ability to move the ball on the ground. If they want to be a threat in the playoffs, they will need to do so on the arm of Matt Hasselbeck. Ned Macey looks at these and other aspects of New Orleans' upset win.

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22 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2007, 7:01am by Matt Saracen - QB1 - Dillon Panthers

09 Oct 2007, 11:27am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bears over Packers

The Bears save their season with a great defensive second half, but they can't run the ball and will need this defense the rest of the year.. The Packers fail to hold onto the ball at crucial times and have struggle covering multiple receivers. Ned Macey explains it all in this week's edition of Any Given Sunday.

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54 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2007, 12:26am by Andrew

02 Oct 2007, 11:17am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Cardinals over Steelers

Arizona's new coaches use their internal knowledge of the Steelers to pull a surprising upset... wait, what? You say the Steelers struggled to run the ball last season and gave up sacks while Whisenhunt and Grimm were still on the staff? Let's not let those pesky details get in the way of the storyline, OK? Plus: Arizona's QB platoon.

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49 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2007, 12:03am by G

25 Sep 2007, 09:21am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Packers over Chargers

LaDainian Tomlinson still can't run the football, but is it possible his offensive line is what is holding him back? The Chargers can't defend a four- or five-receiver set, but is the problem Shawne Merriman? Plus, Brett Favre is just having fun again, and with the Packers running game, he'll have plenty of opportunities to prove he's a gunslinger.

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57 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2007, 5:18pm by Jefe

18 Sep 2007, 12:03pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Buccaneers over Saints

The Saints were almost everybody's pick to win the NFC South. Two games into the season, their big-play offense has been stymied. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, were only selected by a computer, but are there glimpses of a competent team emerging?

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37 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2007, 2:27pm by dennis

11 Sep 2007, 10:04am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Titans over Jaguars

Apparently, the Jaguars did not spend the off-season confronting the problems they had with poor teams. The Titans dominated both lines of scrimmage and sent DVOA projection darling Jacksonville to an early-season loss. Were the Jaguars more afraid of Vince Young's arm, or his legs? And where was the Jacksonville running game?

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36 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2007, 1:08am by Gilman

05 Sep 2007, 01:30pm by Ned Macey

Mangenius?

The common perception is that Eric Mangini is an excellent football coach. Is there any actual evidence to support this widely held belief?

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32 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2007, 7:55pm by glenn212

18 Aug 2007, 01:40am by Ned Macey

Tarik Glenn and The Blind Side

The Colts offense survived the loss of Edgerrin James, but will they as easily survive the loss of Tarik Glenn? (Click link to read more.)

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8 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2007, 3:57pm by doktarr

24 Jul 2007, 11:43am by Ned Macey

FO Ranks All 32 Teams for 2007: Defensive Lines

As you will learn over the next couple days, it can be hard to separate the performance of the defensive line from the performance of the linebackers. If you think we've ranked a defensive line too high, that's probably a team where the linebackers will rank lower than you expect, and vice versa.

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42 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2007, 7:04pm by oro

29 May 2007, 10:35am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: NFC North

The NFL draft may have been a month ago, but we have one last division to review. The Bears get a weapon for Rex Grossman. The Lions stay put and draft the best player on the board. The Packers upset their franchise player but may have still had a good draft. The Vikings draft some quality players but ignore their passing game.

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177 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2007, 6:56pm by zlionsfan