Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

28 Dec 2009, 10:00am by Vince Verhei

Audibles at the Line: Week 16

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.

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269 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2010, 12:44am by Andy

23 Dec 2009, 02:29am by Vince Verhei

Browns Put Brady Quinn On IR

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.

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8 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2009, 2:25pm by AnonymousB10Fan

22 Dec 2009, 01:15pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Panthers Over Vikings

This week's Any Given Sunday covers the Vikings' loss to the Panthers, and whether they're built to play from behind.

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11 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2009, 5:26pm by jmaron

21 Dec 2009, 02:31pm by Vince Verhei

Here's An Injury That Nearly Caused Mora To Snap

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?

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48 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2009, 5:39pm by Bill

15 Dec 2009, 02:14pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Chargers over Cowboys

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.

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16 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2009, 3:46pm by randplaty

14 Dec 2009, 06:22pm by Vince Verhei

Jake Locker To Return To Washington For Senior Season

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).

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69 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2009, 8:14pm by dryheat

08 Dec 2009, 01:18pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Cardinals over Vikings

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.

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17 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2009, 12:31am by Sifter

07 Dec 2009, 11:56am by Vince Verhei

Audibles at the Line: Week 13

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.

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259 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2009, 6:34pm by ChiJeff

06 Dec 2009, 11:50am by Vince Verhei

Audibles at the Line: NCAA Championships

A special Audibles takes on the SEC and Big 12 Championship games, highlighted by a Florida meltdown and a Boy Named Suh.

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34 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2009, 11:43pm by zlionsfan