29 Dec 2009, 07:14pm by Vince Verhei
Vince Verhei looks at what's gone wrong in New Orleans over the past few weeks. The main problems: opponents have taken away the deep pass, while taking advantage of the Saints' poor run defense.
29 Dec 2009, 02:35pm by Vince Verhei
Kevin Seifert at ESPN.com has a handy chart explaining which team will get which playoff seed in the NFC depending on how Week 17 shakes out, and assuming there are no ties.
It's almost guaranteed that the Cardinals and Packers will meet in Week 17 and then have a rematch in the Wild Card round one week later. Less likely, but possible, that the Eagles and Cowboys will do the same.
32 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2009, 6:07am by Vince Verhei
28 Dec 2009, 10:00am by Vince Verhei
Playoff contenders across the league fall on their faces, and FO is there! Plus: Mike Tanier opens his Christmas presents, and Aaron Schatz hangs out with some famous people.
269 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2010, 12:44am by Andy
23 Dec 2009, 02:29am by Vince Verhei
Quinn injured his foot late in last week's win over Kansas City.
Note to Eric Mangini: Please, please go with Josh Cribbs at quarterback full-time. It's probably your best chance to win, it's for sure your most entertaining option, and it's not like you're going to be back next year one way or the other.
8 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2009, 2:25pm by AnonymousB10Fan
22 Dec 2009, 01:15pm by Vince Verhei
This week's Any Given Sunday covers the Vikings' loss to the Panthers, and whether they're built to play from behind.
11 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2009, 5:26pm by jmaron
21 Dec 2009, 02:31pm by Vince Verhei
As noted in Audibles, Seahawks coach Jim Mora was forced to use 170-pound backup cornerback Kelly Jennings as a long snapper against Tampa Bay yesterday. Mora takes a subtle shot at outgoing general manager Tim Ruskell for not putting a backup long snapper on the team, but that doesn't explain why he was holding tryouts on the sideline -- you've been coaching this team all year and you never had a Plan B for this scenario?
48 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2009, 5:39pm by Bill
15 Dec 2009, 02:14pm by Vince Verhei
This week's Any Given Sunday looks at how the Chargers are winning despite the most unbalanced offense of the DVOA Era. Look for more Chargers DVOA analysis in the main DVOA analysis article later today.
16 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2009, 3:46pm by randplaty
14 Dec 2009, 06:22pm by Vince Verhei
Although he may have been the first quarterback taken in next spring's draft, Jake Locker has announced that he will return to the University of Washington for his senior season.
While this will hurt him financially in the short term, it's almost guaranteed to be make him a better player long-term. The track record for underclassman quarterbacks is poor, and Locker is particularly raw, completing only 53.4 percent of his passes at Washington (although this year that number went up to 58.4 percent under Steve Sarkisian).
69 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2009, 8:14pm by dryheat
08 Dec 2009, 01:18pm by Vince Verhei
As we discuss in this week's Any Given Sunday, the Cardinals are almost like a lab experiment designed specifically to beat the Minnesota Vikings, and it is very likely that the Vikings will have to face them again in the postseason.
17 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2009, 12:31am by Sifter
07 Dec 2009, 11:56am by Vince Verhei
Michael Vick burns his old team. Robert Meachem burns the Redskins. Bruce Gradkowski burns the Steelers. Brandon Jacobs burns the Giants. The FO crew throws gasoline on the fire.
259 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2009, 6:34pm by ChiJeff