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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

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

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

07 Jan 2014, 12:46pm by Danny Tuccitto

Secret Sauce Revisited

After six years, we think it's high time to revisit Bill Barnwell's research on the regular-season DVOA splits that predict success in the playoffs. And while we're at it, we might as well see what the updated analysis says about this postseason.

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144 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2014, 11:12pm by Overfitting

03 Sep 2013, 03:44pm by Rivers McCown

Recent NFL History of the No-Huddle Offense

A look at the recent statistical history of the hurry-up offense in the NFL. What can we learn about the past in the small sample sizes we have seen of the no-huddle's effect on the recent NFL?

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15 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2014, 6:12am by Epi Nomade L?r Veske

03 Sep 2013, 05:56am by Scott Kacsmar

QBs: Game-Winning Drive Study

Peyton Manning has 49 game-winning drives. Tom Brady has 37. Aaron Rodgers has nine. What does it all mean? Scott Kacsmar breaks down the game-winning drives for 22 active quarterbacks as only he can.

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37 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2013, 2:23pm by SportsMinded

02 Sep 2013, 01:20pm by Scott Kacsmar

Trying to Improve Sack Rates

Using the game charting project, we are able to adjust sack rate, but can we improve it to learn why a quarterback gets sacked?

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14 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2014, 2:09am by duvetica piumini italia

26 Aug 2013, 02:19pm by Scott Kacsmar

NFL Stats Not Always on Target

There are more NFL stats and metrics than ever before, but when subjectivity enters into the method of calculation, we must show more caution in trusting the data.

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20 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2013, 3:54pm by Will Allen

23 Aug 2013, 11:26am by Scott Kacsmar

2013 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated

Our second post comparing 2013 KUBIAK to ADP finds the underrated players in fantasy football you should consider waiting on.

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17 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2013, 8:40am by BJR