Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Nov 2010, 04:11pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Redskins over Titans

Rusty Smith or Kerry Collins, does it really matter? If the Titans make the playoffs, they'll do it with defense and special teams -- and even in an upset loss, those two units still came to play against Washington.

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3 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2010, 7:02pm by dmb

16 Nov 2010, 03:56pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Cowboys over Giants

In which the Cowboys provide a blueprint for beating the New York Giants defense: max protect and chuck it deep.

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09 Nov 2010, 01:29pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Browns over Patriots

Patriots fans will choke on their lunches, or whatever else they are eating in front of their computers, when they see just how much Wes Welker and the Pats tight ends have struggled without Randy Moss around to draw the safeties deep.

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29 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2010, 10:31am by RichC

02 Nov 2010, 07:32pm by Vince Verhei

Seahawks Place Bryant, Hamilton on Injured Reserve

The Seahakws have placed guard Ben Hamilton and tackle/end Red Bryant on injured reserve, ending their seasons. The real news here is the loss of Bryant, a defensive tackle whose move to end was one of the keys to Seattle's shockingly good run defense so far this season. Bryant ranks in the top ten ends in the league in percentage of his team's rush plays, and the Seahawks are near the top of the league in nearly all of our defensive line stats.

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5 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2010, 4:01am by Tundrapaddy

02 Nov 2010, 03:34pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Packers over Jets

In which we ask: What if Mark Sanchez hasn't really improved this season?

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20 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2010, 3:47am by Vince Verhei

02 Nov 2010, 01:29pm by Vince Verhei

Week 8 Quick Reads

This week: Philip Rivers stays strong against good defense, Jamaal Charles continues to shine, and Jason Campbell keeps riding that roller coaster.

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67 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2010, 1:20pm by Alex51

28 Oct 2010, 03:28pm by Vince Verhei

Niners To Start Troy Smith At QB

Alex Smith is going to miss Sunday's game in London against Denver with a separated shoulder, and the alternative choice is David Carr, so why not?

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45 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2010, 12:01pm by bravehoptoad

27 Oct 2010, 11:46am by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Browns over Saints

Normally, Any Given Sunday looks at what we can learn from an upset about a team's weaknesses going forward. But sometimes, an upset is just an upset, and this was one of those weeks. Plus: Why Colt McCoy's early accuracy is nothing special.

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2 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2010, 3:53pm by Joseph

19 Oct 2010, 12:52pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Seahawks Over Bears

It's a tale of two lines this week in Any Given Sunday. You're probably familiar with the woeful state of the Chicago offensive line, but the experiment on Seattle's defensive line, and the big results it's producing, may surprise you.

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10 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2010, 10:48am by Eddo

18 Oct 2010, 02:30pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Titans Need to Run Despite Poor Jaguars Secondary

In this week's MNF feature for ESPN Insider, we find that run-oriented teams actually play better when they stick to their usual strategy against teams with poor pass defense.

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8 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2010, 11:39am by zlionsfan