Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Nov 2009, 11:56am by Vincent 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

10 Nov 2009, 12:03pm by Vincent 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

04 Nov 2009, 11:25am by Vincent 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

28 Oct 2009, 12:52pm by Vincent 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

20 Oct 2009, 01:13pm by Vincent 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

13 Oct 2009, 01:00pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN Any Given Sunday: Falcons over 49ers

What fatal 49ers flaw was exposed against the Falcons, and where is Frisco likely to fantastically fail in the future? And why are the Falcons likely to be filleted by four future foes? For more f-words, please ask Mike Singletary about this game.

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25 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2009, 2:13pm by coboney

06 Oct 2009, 03:39pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN Any Given Sunday: Broncos over Cowboys

How for real are the Broncos? If Sunday's win over Dallas is any indication, the answer is "very." Plus: Will someone please get the Cowboys some wide receivers?

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17 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2009, 10:34pm by PerlStalker

28 Sep 2009, 05:20am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN Any Given Sunday: Lions Over Redskins

The linked article focuses on the defensive strategy the Redskins used against the Lions and Matthew Stafford, and why it was so unsuccessful. It does not discuss the controversial coaching decisions Jim Zorn made in the first quarter of the game that have some Redskins fans up in arms.

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15 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2009, 12:21pm by AG

22 Sep 2009, 12:11am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN AGS: Bengals over Packers

The Packers were supposed to be the hot turnaround team of 2009. The Bengals were supposed to be, well, the Bengals. Too bad nobody told Antwan Odom or the surprisingly effective Bengals offensive line. (And yes, like any of our ESPN material that doesn't say otherwise, this is now Insider only.)

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15 Sep 2009, 02:41pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN Any Given Sunday: 49ers Over Cardinals

Vince Verhei explains how the 49ers limited Larry Fitzgerald, why Arizona's defense may lead to better days ahead, and what Tim Hightower's future in the desert might be.

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10 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2009, 7:56am by bubqr