04 Oct 2013
Pretty cool stuff from Reuben Fischer-Baum over at Deadspin's new, nerd-inspired "Regressing" blog. He took FO's DYAR stats through Week 4, and made bubble charts for each offense, with bubble sizes reflecting how the offense's aggregate DYAR at a given skill position compares to the league average DYAR at that position. Offenses like the Panthers, Colts, Seahawks, and 49ers are pretty balanced in terms of the proportional value they're adding from each position, while the Bengals, Browns, Giants, Ravens, and [redacted] are being carried by a single position group. A couple of other things that stood out to me were
It sounds like Fischer-Baum will be updating these as the season goes on, so check back periodically if you want to sail away on a wave of visualization.
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Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.