15 Jan 2004, 01:53pm by Aaron Schatz
All our numbers broken down for the Colts and Patriots, with commentary for the math-o-phobic. Which unit was more responsible for Indy's Week 13 comeback against New England, offense or defense? Why does the Colts offense slow down in the red zone? Why might Troy Walters be the surprise hero of Sunday's game? And, will Hunter Smith ever get on the field again?
12 Jan 2004, 12:51pm by Aaron Schatz
Gregg Easterbrook's TMQ says that teams too often go pass-wacky in short-yardage situations. True or false? We've gone through every single play of 2003 in order to test this fundamental TMQ axiom.
08 Jan 2004, 04:30am by Aaron Schatz
Aaron breaks down those DVOA and line yard trends for all eight teams to help you know what to look for in this weekend's games. Last week, we told you that Carolina would throw long on Dallas, that Bobby Engram would be important to Seattle on third down, and that Clinton Portis would run all over the Colts. Hey, two out of three ain't bad! See, unlike Mike Vanderjagt, we got our mistake out of the way BEFORE the Super Bowl. Even more commentary this week to make up for it.
05 Jan 2004, 12:22pm by Aaron Schatz
Finally, the long-awaited explanation of our special teams ratings. Who were the best kickers, punters, and returners in the NFL in 2003, and how much were they really worth in points?
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01 Jan 2004, 05:22am by Aaron Schatz
Aaron breaks down those DVOA and line yard trends for all eight teams to help you know what to look for in this weekend's games. Learn why the Titans and Ravens are mirror images, why the Cowboys need to watch out for the long bomb, and why Green Bay is correctly favored, but for the wrong reasons. Plus, Portis Portis Portis Portis Portis Portis Portis Portis.
31 Dec 2003, 09:57am by Aaron Schatz
Hey hey, it's our first interview with someone other than ourselves! Tom Curran talks about covering the league's top team for the Providence Journal-Bulletin. What's it like to try to get information from the secretive Bill Belichick? What should fans of coach-less teams know about Romeo Crenel and Charlie Weis? Who might the Pats face in the Super Bowl if they can get there? And what does the present -- and the future -- hold for football journalism and the Internet?
29 Dec 2003, 01:15pm by Aaron Schatz
Here they are, the (unofficial) final VOA ratings for 2003. Every single play of the 2003 season has been compared to league average and added together. Kansas City remains #1, while Tennessee and New England climb to the top of the weighted ratings that give more strength to recent games. Learn here why the Patriots can only beat themselves.
23 Dec 2003, 02:01pm by Aaron Schatz
The latest VOA ratings are here, measuring how each NFL team has performed on a play-by-play basis, along with the usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. If the Chiefs are toast because of their poor run defense, why are the Eagles a Super Bowl favorite? Is Denver the team to fear in the AFC? And have the Jets gotten up to the line of scrimmage yet?
22 Dec 2003, 03:12am by Aaron Schatz
OK, so our offensive and defensive line numbers have only included run blocking so far. What about pass blocking? Aaron takes the sacks per pass attempt statistic used by the folks over at Football Project, tweaks it a little bit, and runs the 2003 numbers.
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16 Dec 2003, 04:59am by Aaron Schatz
The latest VOA ratings are here, measuring how each NFL team has performed on a play-by-play basis. This week's commentary includes more on the ridiculous consistency of the New England Patriots. Plus, notes on running backs: Why is Baltimore's rushing attack rated so low in our statistics? And which was the best rushing day of 2003: Jamal Lewis' 295 yards or Clinton Portis' five touchdowns? (Hint: Neither.)