Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Apr 2014, 01:33pm by Scott Kacsmar

The NFL's Four-Minute Offense Is the Prevent Offense

Does the NFL have a four-minute offense that goes beyond "run, run, run, punt, hope you stop them"? Sadly, it doesn't look that way. Meet the NFL's version of the prevent offense.

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40 comments, Last at 09 Apr 2014, 10:46pm by Karl Cuba

28 Mar 2014, 11:13am by Scott Kacsmar

2013 Adjusted Games Lost

For the third year in a row teams averaged the highest recorded rate of injuries to starters and key reserves in our AGL database. We look at the 2013 results along with the suspicious reporting tactics of teams like the Patriots and Jets.

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15 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2014, 6:28am by Senkan

27 Mar 2014, 12:18pm by Scott Kacsmar

Failed Completions 2013

Joe Flacco went from Super Bowl MVP to leading the NFL in failed completion rate. We look at the top teams, quarterbacks and receivers for failed completions in 2013.

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56 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2014, 3:31pm by nat

28 Feb 2014, 12:43pm by Scott Kacsmar

NFL's Short-Yardage Strategy: Hiding the Sneak?

It's the era of the athletic quarterback, so why did teams turn away from the most efficient short-yardage strategy in 2013? The most dominant play in the NFL continues to see a decrease in usage.

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25 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2014, 4:28am by ammek

12 Feb 2014, 10:46am by Scott Kacsmar

Four Downs: AFC East

Four Downs returns as we speculate on new receiving options in New England and New York and better offensive line play in Buffalo and Miami.

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42 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2014, 2:48pm by nat

04 Feb 2014, 12:13pm by Scott Kacsmar

NFL's Best Playoff Quarterbacks: DVOA and DYAR

Now with 25 years of data on DVOA and DYAR, who are the best quarterbacks in the postseason? Who plays the toughest teams? Also: Win Probability Added and why Mark Sanchez keeps ranking so highly.

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101 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2014, 3:32am by Zach Nepa

28 Jan 2014, 11:00am by Scott Kacsmar

Quarterback Postseason Drive Stats

Full career playoff drive stats for 32 quarterbacks. Who averages the most points per drive? Who has been stuck with the worst field position? Also: drive stats preview for Super Bowl XLVIII.

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35 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2014, 10:04pm by nat

24 Jan 2014, 02:35pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Impact of Third Down in SB XLVIII

The Seahawks and Broncos could not be any different in how well they defend the pass on third down, but how will Denver's potent offense and Seattle's recent inconsistency impact these crucial plays?

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6 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2014, 12:27am by JoRo

22 Jan 2014, 01:43pm by Scott Kacsmar

How Should We Judge Quarterbacks in the Postseason?

Part I of a statistical study of NFL quarterbacks in the postseason. How should the quarterback be judged this time of year and why should anyone expect results against the best competition to be similar to the regular season?

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87 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2014, 1:54pm by Scott Kacsmar

20 Jan 2014, 12:10pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Conference Championships

Another 49ers season ends with an incomplete pass to Michael Crabtree in the end zone. Also: Was the AFC Championship the Patriots' worst performance in their last 64 games?

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39 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2014, 8:54pm by The Hypno-Toad