Pro Football weekly

PFW Online: Vol. 27, Issue 09

Published: 2012-10-02
Cover Date: October 7, 2012
This is the issue for Week Five previews and Week Four game coverage.


The Falcons have gotten off to a hot start with an explosive offense leading the way. However, the team’s defense is much-improved and new coordinator Mike Nolan deserves much of the credit.


PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki says that West Virginia QB Geno Smith’s eye-popping performance vs. Baylor has positioned him as a Heisman Trophy front-runner and has enhanced his draft status.


The Fantasy Buzz presents trends to be aware of, which players to exploit or avoid, and the latest fantasy news heading into Week Five. Plus, the Fantasy Doctor offers up winning advice to help your roster.


  • The Way We See It
  • Power rankings
  • Way We Hear It
  • Audibles
  • Opinion: Publisher's Pen
  • Columnists: Dan Parr, Arthur Arkush, Ron Borges
  • Handicapper's Corner: Staff selections, Mike Wilkening column
  • Week Five game previews
  • Week Four game coverage
  • Individual statistical leaders
  • Team statistics
  • Team rankings
  • NFL transactions
  • Dan Arkush's A-bombs
  • NFList: Rookie wideouts

PFW Online

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