Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Sep 2015, 01:36pm by Tom Gower

Peyton's Place? Nah-Denver's Defense is Broncos' Best Bet

In this week's column for NBC Sports, I take a look at Denver's defense, the force behind their 2-0 start. Tidbit from the piece: the best pass defense DVOA in Week 1 was the Broncos against the Ravens. The best pass defense DVOA in Week 2 was the Broncos against the Chiefs. I did not take the time to look up the last team had the best pass defense DVOA two weeks in a row, but I'm guessing it's been a while.

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12 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2015, 9:00am by Duff Soviet Union

02 Jun 2015, 04:13pm by Tom Gower

Four Downs: AFC South

Will Houston actually get worse at quarterback? How will Jacksonville and Tennessee generate a pass rush? And will Andrew Luck survive the season?

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68 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2015, 10:09am by Noah Arkadia

13 Apr 2015, 01:53pm by Tom Gower

2009 NFL Draft: Six Years Later

Given the benefit of hindsight, it's clear the Detroit Lions made the right choice when they drafted Matt Stafford first overall. How has the rest of the 2009 class fared?

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92 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2015, 1:12pm by chemical burn

03 Mar 2015, 07:34pm by Tom Gower

Bills, Eagles Swap Alonso, McCoy

Trade-bomb from Adam Schefter: The Bills have notified LB Kiko Alonso he will be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for RB LeSean McCoy.

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136 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2015, 12:25am by fest201620

19 Feb 2015, 11:57am by Tom Gower

Four Downs: AFC South

Tom Gower says the Titans should go with Jameis Winston at quarterback, while the Texans would be best served by going with... Ryan Fitzpatrick?

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25 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2015, 6:21pm by Bobman

18 Feb 2015, 02:26pm by Tom Gower

Four Downs: NFC North

Ndamukong Suh is one of the league's best defensive players, but he's not a good fit in Detroit anymore.

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58 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2015, 3:58am by mehllageman56

27 Jan 2015, 12:50pm by Tom Gower

NBC: Solving Gronk

Like every football writer on the internet not talking about PSI, I wrote about Rob Gronkowski and the challenge he poses. Includes a look at the 2012 Pats-Seahawks game, a look at how tight ends have beaten the Seahawks this year, and Gronkowski's postseason production.

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1 comment, Last at 10 Dec 2015, 1:25am by fest201620

23 Jan 2015, 04:26pm by Tom Gower

NBC: How Seattle and New England Were Built

My NBC content has shifted to NBC Sports World, at least for the postseason. In what you might think of as the evolutionary version of this old commentary XP on the 49ers and Ravens, I look at how Seattle and New England were constructed.

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3 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 4:09am by loveworth1

27 Dec 2014, 02:29am by Tom Gower

SNF: Le'Veon Bell

In this week's SNF column for NBC sports, I take a look at Le'Veon Bell, why his rushing numbers may not be quite as good as you think, and how his value in the passing game makes up for it. Includes an "Oh, hey, here's why Todd Haley is doing this thing that doesn't seem to make sense" explanation.

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3 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2015, 1:52pm by ligachampion

19 Dec 2014, 01:51pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Will Cardinals See Red With Lindley at QB?

This week's Sunday Night Football column for NBC Sports looks at Ryan Lindley and playoff teams that have started three (or more!) quarterbacks in the regular season. That list includes four Super Bowl champions, none of whom played any of their backups in the playoffs. Lindley? Available evidence indicates he just might be really, really bad, but I outline a potential minimal gameplan for him.

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4 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 5:35am by loveworth1