Any Given Sunday

The weekend's biggest upset goes under the Football Outsiders lens.

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday: Cowboys over Eagles

Everybody expected Philadelphia to be laughably better than the rest of the NFC East. Guess who's laughing now? (Hint: They wear stars on their helmets.) Ned Macey finds out what the 33-10 Dallas victory tells us about a resurgent passing game and the collapse of Philly's special teams.

31 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 6:23am by Anthony Brancato

Any Given Sunday: Chargers over Patriots

Thank goodness Green Bay didn't pull off the comeback; Ned Macey couldn't write another Any Given Sunday about the Panthers. Instead he tackles the injury-riddled Super Bowl champion Patriots' first home loss since the Pottsville Maroons' last championship.

61 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 12:40pm by Sue Ellen

Any Given Sunday: Dolphins over Panthers

Three weeks of football, three weeks the Panthers were part of one of the biggest upsets of the day. While Jake Delhomme continues to give the ball away at crucial times, but once again he's stuck operating with just one good receiver. In Miami, head coach Nick Saban apparently acquired a team that was going to make a run at contention without notifying anyone. The defense is ready to roll, but the key to the offense may depend on a new acquisition not named Ronnie or Gus but rather Hudson.

15 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2005, 11:27pm by Jason

Any Given Sunday: Panthers over Patriots

One week after falling at home to the Saints, the Panthers win in a sloppy game over the Patriots. One loss should be no big deal, but what is wrong with Corey Dillon and how much can his struggles affect Tom Brady? The Panthers defense is improved by the law of averages, and they win the game thanks to their ability to score touchdowns instead of field goals.

43 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2005, 8:23pm by Wilbur

Any Given Sunday: Saints over Panthers

The Saints win over the Panthers was great for the city of New Orleans, but was it really just because the Saints were playing with emotion? Didn't the Saints just beat Carolina with a playoff bid on the line in the last week of the 2004 season? Ned Macey takes a look behind the easy storyline to see what is actually happening on the field. He finds a player with a propensity to turn the ball over, and a player who can be compared to Tom Brady. You may be surprised which quarterback is which.

23 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2005, 7:01am by Anthony Brancato