Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Oct 2006, 01:29pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Texans over Jaguars

In the fierce battle for an AFC playoff spot, real contenders do not lose games to Houston. Jacksonville did just that behind a hobbled quarterback whose presence on the field may have been a mistake. Houston's quarterback, meanwhile, is finally playing at a high level thanks to a new coach and an excellent number one receiver.

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28 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2006, 9:10pm by Biffy

17 Oct 2006, 03:42pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bucs over Bengals

It was upset Sunday with a number of favorites losing close contests. Most of these favorites shouldn't worry too much about the upsets, but Cincinnati can't continue to ignore their struggles on offense after falling to the Bucs. In Tampa Bay, celebration of the victory surrounds optimisim over Bruce Gradkowski -- but such celebration should be muted unless they plan to enter an over-30 league.

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16 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2006, 9:01am by Nick

10 Oct 2006, 12:10pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Colts Survive Titans

The NFL was upset-free this weekend, but we may have seen the most surprising result of the season when the undefeated Colts barely held off the rebuilding Titans. The Titans have a few good, young players, but the real story is that the Colts are a mediocre team so far this year. Special props to Pac-Man Jones, who if he keeps this up may be able to release his own album.

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71 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 8:58pm by Scott P.

03 Oct 2006, 06:48pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Redskins over Jaguars

It was certainly conceivable that Washington could beat Jacksonville, but did anybody see them scoring 36 points? Quietly, the Redskins have developed a dominant offense and actually are struggling on defense. Jacksonville, on the other hand, may not be the dominant force people thought and looks to be slightly above average, just like in 2004 and 2005.

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49 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2006, 12:57pm by Loose On the Lead

26 Sep 2006, 02:30pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Broncos over Patriots

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.

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102 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 11:17am by Starshatterer

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

12 Sep 2006, 11:40am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Rams over Broncos

In an effort to repeat their successful 2005 formula, the Broncos go on the road in Week 1 and lay an egg in St. Louis. The Rams defense dominated the game, but in the unlikely event the defense is for real, can they make the playoffs if the offense never scores a touchdown? Ned Macey delves into the upset and gives a list of recent rookie quarterback performance that may keep the calls for Jay Cutler on hold.

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44 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2006, 10:56am by Wanker79

15 Jul 2006, 12:56pm by Ned Macey

FO Ranks All 32 Teams on FOX: WR/TE

Our quarterback and running back unit rankings were arguably topped by the team with the best player at that position. But while Steve Smith was undisputedly the best receiver in football last year, Carolina comes in eighth in the wide receiver rankings. When it comes to wide receivers and tight ends, depth is as important as having one or two big stars. If you're a Dallas fan upset at where we ranked Bledsoe and Jones, you've in luck: we've finally reached the good part of your team.

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73 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 6:31am by rams fan

30 May 2006, 10:27pm by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Mario, I just met an end named Mario, and suddenly that name will never be the same to me. Sean McCormick attacks the AFC South with Best Player Available analysis -- hint, this guy Reggie Bush was still on the board for Houston -- while Ned Macey brings you the rest of the news including a similarity scores table for Jimmy Smith which was supposed to go in PFP 2006. We spent a lot of time on it so it has to go somewhere.

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147 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 6:30pm by Gerry

06 Apr 2006, 08:49am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Reggie Bush will immediately lead the Texans to the Super Bowl. Adam Vinatieri will kick the Super Bowl-winning kick for the Colts. The Jaguars aggressively addressed their needs by stockpiling players named Williams. The Titans are treating one of their franchise icons with class. This and other facts in Ned Macey's latest tour around the AFC South.

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72 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2006, 5:27pm by SlyPumpkin