20 Jun 2007
Here's an interesting little stat from the ProFootballReference.com blog, courtesy of Doug Drinen: "...the 2006 San Francisco 49ers had the worst point differential of any 7-9 team in history.... There has, in fact, only been one 6-10 team ever to post a worse point differential. And the 49ers compiled this differential against a weak schedule."
So, as Drinen writes, were the 49ers a really lucky 7-9, or just a "clutch team that played their best football when it counted the most?" (For 2006, FO had San Francisco with 6.2 estimated wins and 5.1 Pythagorean wins.) And more importantly, what does this mean for 2007?
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After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?