Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

12 Oct 2010, 06:23pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Raiders over Chargers

Just how bad are the San Diego Chargers on special teams this year? Really, really, historically bad. So bad, we had to invent a stat comparable to herpes.

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7 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2010, 5:06pm by Scott C

05 Oct 2010, 05:51pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Redskins over Eagles

This week's Any Given Sunday discusses the holes in the Philadelphia run defense as well as the problems the Redskins are having against the pass.

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9 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2010, 2:41pm by Bowl Game Anomaly

28 Sep 2010, 01:41pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Falcons over Saints

This week's Any Given Sunday explains how the Saints have the same problems now that they had in both 2008 and 2009: When the defense isn't playing with a lead, it is just not very good.

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21 Sep 2010, 12:15pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Bears over Cowboys

Can you name the last offensive lineman drafted by Dallas in the first round? Hint: It was in 1981.

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8 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2010, 7:48pm by stephenmcf

14 Sep 2010, 12:34pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Texans over Colts

As the first Any Given Sunday of the season points out, it isn't Houston's victory over Indianapolis that is important. It's how the Texans won, finally showing a running game to compliment their passing game and exposing the return of Indy's run defense issues.

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20 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2010, 11:26pm by drobviousso