21 Nov 2015, 04:42pm by Vincent Verhei
The San Francisco 49ers have placed quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Injured Reserve, ending his season. The 28-year-old quarterback will have surgery next week on his non-throwing shoulder.
Kaepernick hurt his shoulder in Week 4, but started the next four games before taking a seat in Week 9. Don't blame Kaepernick's bad season on that injury, though. His DVOA from Weeks 1 to 4 was -38.6%; after that, it went up significantly, to -9.1%.
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21 Nov 2015, 10:29am by Mike Tanier
Speculating about Aaron Rodgers' love life for fun and profit. (Not really.)
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19 Nov 2015, 03:21pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, want to get in on the advanced sports analytics business? If you're an experienced software engineer, you're in luck. We wanted to post this job listing as a favor to our friends at TruMedia and to our readers who are looking to get into this line of work. For those who don't know, TruMedia powers a lot of the stats infrastructure for ESPN Stats & Information and works directly with both MLB and NFL teams.
19 Nov 2015, 01:35pm by Tom Gower
In this week's piece for NBC Sports, I go into more detail on Joe Goodberry's insight that Andy Dalton performs much better against teams the Bengals have not faced recently. Potentially good news for a bounceback on Sunday night against the Cardinals, and potentially very bad news yet again in the postseason.
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18 Nov 2015, 08:35pm by Vincent Verhei
Here's another piece by English fan and statistician Joey Faulkner looking at the advantages home teams get when it comes to penalties -- and how those advantages tend to disappear later in games.
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16 Nov 2015, 07:44pm by Vincent Verhei
The St. Louis Rams' Twitter account made things pretty clear:
Fisher states Case Keenum will be the #Rams starting quarterback.
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16 Nov 2015, 05:05pm by Vincent Verhei
Peyton Manning's multiple ailments highlight the injuries suffered around the league in Week 10.
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16 Nov 2015, 04:32pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King looks at the dramatic late games on Sunday, including New England's win to get to 9-0, Arizona establishing divisional dominance, and perhaps the end of Peyton Manning.
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16 Nov 2015, 12:17pm by Aaron Schatz
The Saints are on pace to break the NFL record for touchdown passes allowed, so out you go, Rob Ryan. UPDATE: Well, change of plans. Apparently, these original reports were incorrect. In a press conference today, Sean Payton insisted that Rob Ryan was still his defensive coordinator. As of Monday afternoon, at least.
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16 Nov 2015, 08:50am by Mike Tanier
Also featuring speculation about the content of Rob Ryan's blackmail videos.
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Cincinnati returns to the No. 1 spot in our DVOA ratings, with Kansas City an even more surprising No. 1 in weighted DVOA. Plus, decline in Green Bay and Arizona isn't as horrible as total collapse in Philadelphia.