14 Oct 2003, 11:37am by Aaron Schatz
OK, so how the heck are the Jets ranked so dang high this week? Aaron searches for an explanation and finds out why the Jets are the Miami Heat of football.
07 Oct 2003, 12:01pm by Aaron Schatz
Week 5 team efficiency ratings are here, with a new top team: Minnesota. In this week's commentary, Aaron counters the conventional wisdom that Dallas has the league's top offense, explains why Carolina still isn't that good, questions the double-digit Tennessee line over Houston, and has some very bad news for Oakland fans. Plus, our first official rankings including adjustments for opponent quality, and strength of schedule numbers.
30 Sep 2003, 09:44am by Aaron Schatz
With the top two teams on bye, no movement on top of the chart, but there's plenty below. Carolina's performance begins to match their record, and so does Jacksonville's. And it's a happy day in St. Louis when Arizona comes to town. Aaron explains it all for the math-phobic, and gives a list of this year's top five QB games so far. Payton vs. New Orleans isn't number one?
25 Sep 2003, 05:04am by Aaron Schatz
How many points should the offense expect to score, depending on their field position? The answers within, including discussion of The Most Important Thing We've Learned So Far (TM) and the dreaded question of "field goal or go for it?" Plus, graphs galore. Don't miss the Happy Turnover Smile-Time Hour!
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23 Sep 2003, 05:20am by Aaron Schatz
In today's Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com, Gregg Easterbrook introduces the Immutable Law of "Clang on First Bars Run on Second." Is he right? A look at the 2002 data says it ain't necessarily so.
23 Sep 2003, 03:27am by Aaron Schatz
Tampa Bay narrowly edges out Seattle for #1 as Aaron introduces a slightly reworked and more accurate VOA formula. Plus, what's the deal with Jacksonville?
18 Sep 2003, 01:19pm by Aaron Schatz
Two NFL writers say that Week 2 proved that rushing is the key to victory. We say that one week does not a season make.
16 Sep 2003, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Seattle is #1. Now with expanded commentary featuring actual sentences for those who are allergic to numbers. Aaron explains why Jacksonville and New England are mirror images, why Carolina is the worst 2-0 team in the NFL, and why Moe Williams and Onterrio Smith may have had a more valuable rushing day than Jamal Lewis.
10 Sep 2003, 04:19am by Aaron Schatz
The final division in our eight-part series analyzing our new stats. Moe Williams' consistency, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila's weakness, and more...
10 Sep 2003, 04:18am by Aaron Schatz
Continuing our division-by-division look at our new stats. The NFL says the Cincinnati Bengals ranked #17 in defense; we say they ranked #31. The difference demonstrates how our stats seek to remove situational bias. Plus: Tommy Maddox, fluke or not? We look at past players who have come back after long periods away from the NFL.