Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Jan 2010, 04:25pm by Vince Verhei

All-Pro Team Announced

My biggest issues:

* Wes Welker at wide receiver? I know he had a bazillion catches, but he missed two games and most of a third. And even if you want to have a "possession receiver" on the team, Reggie Wayne had more first downs than Welker in 20 fewer catches. I'd have put Vincent Jackson in here, but Wayne also would have been a good choice.

* I'd also have gone with Antonio Gates over Dallas Clark. (There were no Chargers on the All-Pro team.)

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74 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2010, 10:53pm by Big Johnson

13 Jan 2010, 11:42am by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Ravens over Patriots

Despite a 9-7 record, the Baltimore Ravens are one of the best teams in the NFL. What does their blowout win over New England mean for this week's game against Indianapolis?

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8 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2010, 11:38pm by Dice

12 Jan 2010, 04:04pm by Vince Verhei

LaDainian Tomlinson's Electric Glide

LaDainian Tomlinson made this song and dance video. It is apparently a video Nike has had forever and chose to release now for no particular reason. I have no idea what else to say about it. But I know you should watch it immediately.

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32 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2010, 1:29pm by Noah of Arkadia

07 Jan 2010, 05:57pm by Vince Verhei

Mangini To Coach Browns In 2010

"Over the past few weeks, Eric and I have had a chance to talk on a number of occasions, including our meetings over the last two days," [Browns president Mike] Holmgren said in a statement released by the team. "I was able to gain some tremendous insight into his thought process and philosophies, and came away from our meetings very impressed. In my opinion, Eric has gained the respect and admiration of players, coaches and others in the organization, and with him continuing to lead the team, I feel that we are headed in the right direction.

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59 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2010, 4:11am by MC2

05 Jan 2010, 07:44pm by Vince Verhei

Cushing Named Defensive Rookie of the Year

As we predicted in early November, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing ran away with the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Bills safety Jairus Byrd was a distant second. (Click for more Cushing stats.)

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59 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2010, 3:18am by french mastiff

05 Jan 2010, 01:02pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Jets over Bengals

Vince Verhei looks at what Sunday night's blowout means for next weekend's playoff rematch between Cincinnati and New York.

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4 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2010, 9:17am by andrew

04 Jan 2010, 11:42am by Vince Verhei

Audibles at the Line: Week 17

Week 17 in the NFL: In which many players suffer violent injuries in games that end up meaningless. The FO crew surveys the damage.

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197 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2010, 11:24am by Tobler Law

31 Dec 2009, 06:08am by Vince Verhei

The AFC Wild Card Race In Graphic Form

FO reader "gratif1" put together a handy chart showing who the Wild Card teams will be, and in what seed, based on every possible outcome of games this Sunday. (Except ties. If there is a tie this weekend, the postseason is canceled. See you next year.) Print this out and have it with you on Sunday, and scratch out the possibilities as games finish.

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10 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2010, 3:34pm by ammek

29 Dec 2009, 07:14pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Bucs over Saints

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.

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29 Dec 2009, 02:35pm by Vince Verhei

Every Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenario

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.

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32 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2009, 6:07am by Vince Verhei