13 Feb 2013
After the debacle of their opening drives during the playoffs, I did a post for Niners Nation looking at what DVOA and our drive stats (thanks to Jim Armstrong) had to say about the matter. In addition to that main story, stats-savvy FO readers would probably be intrigued by the subplot: Even in a split as granular as opening offensive possessions, there's a stark contrast between what a drive-level statistic says and what a play-level statistic says.
1 comment, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 5:05am by Bill Walsh's Holy Ghost
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?