Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Nov 2009, 11:56am by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Packers over Cowboys

Last week's Any Given Sunday talked about how bad the Packers' offensive line was. Then they went out and beat the Cowboys. So what about the other half of the team? This week's Any Given Sunday talks about how their defense (top-ranked in DVOA) could drag that awful offensive line into the playoffs anyway.

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5 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2009, 8:16pm by Eddo

13 Nov 2009, 07:08pm by Vince Verhei

NFL: Cursing Worse Than Punching

The NFL fined Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler $20,000 for verbally abusing an official during the Bears' Week 9 loss to Arizona. They also fined defensive lineman Tommie Harris $7,500 for punching Arizona guard Deuce Lutui on the ground after a play.

Yes, the NFL finds foul language to be more than two-and-a-half times as offensive as physical violence.

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35 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2009, 3:56pm by MJK

10 Nov 2009, 12:03pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Bucs over Packers

The vicious cycle of Green Bay weakness... sacks lead to punts, punts lead to field position problems, and field position problems lead to Tampa Bay's first win of 2009.

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9 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2009, 2:02pm by Ryan

09 Nov 2009, 01:18am by Vince Verhei

Audibles at the Line: Week 9

Should the Chargers give up on LaDainian Tomlinson? Should the Redskins give up on Jason Campbell? Should the Dolphins give up on the Wildcat? Should advertisers just give up? All this and more in Audibles.

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172 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2009, 11:42pm by Marver

04 Nov 2009, 05:10pm by Vince Verhei

Roy Williams: 'I'm The No. 1 Receiver'

Roy Williams in 16 games since being traded to Cowboys: 33 catches, 447 yards, three touchdowns

Miles Austin in the last three games: 21 catches, 482 yards, five touchdowns.

In the story, Williams claims that all the passes thrown his way are inaccurate, while those thrown to Austin are always precise. This is a fascinating case of a man in denial.

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30 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2009, 12:39am by Antique Furniture

04 Nov 2009, 11:25am by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Ravens over Broncos

Baltimore's domination of the previously undefeated Broncos helps show us that the Ravens are a major contender despite their 4-3 record.

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15 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2009, 9:13pm by B-Rick

01 Nov 2009, 11:32pm by Vince Verhei

Audibles at the Line: Week 8

This week in Audibles, the FO crew discuss some surprising winners (Philadelphia, Miami), some really bad football teams (Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis), and the last name of a certain Dallas Cowboys linebacker.

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154 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2009, 3:03am by DeltaWhiskey

28 Oct 2009, 12:52pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Cardinals over Giants

Whoops, forgot to get this up yesterday. Here's the latest Any Given Sunday, looking at the Arizona run defense (yet another defensive unit that has improved dramatically in 2009) and the problems in the Giants secondary.

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1 comment, Last at 28 Oct 2009, 5:56pm by BCam

21 Oct 2009, 03:37pm by Vince Verhei

Gaines Adams And Similarity Scores

by Vince Verhei

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6 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2009, 9:37am by Asher

20 Oct 2009, 01:13pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Raiders over Eagles

This week's Any Given Sunday looks at Sunday's shocking Eagles loss and finds that it is the product of some bad luck, injuries on the offensive line, and a big gaping 32-year-old hole in the middle of the defense.

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5 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2009, 11:40am by chemical burn