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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.

9 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2009, 2:02pm by Ryan
Audibles at the Line: Week 9
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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.

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

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.

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

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.

15 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2009, 9:13pm by B-Rick
Audibles at the Line: Week 8
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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.

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

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.

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

Gaines Adams And Similarity Scores

by Vince Verhei

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

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.

5 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2009, 11:40am by chemical burn
ESPN Any Given Sunday: Falcons over 49ers
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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.

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

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?

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