18 Jul 2011, 03:16pm by Danny Tuccitto
"Defense wins championships" may be the most overused sports cliche of them all. After analyzing formation stats for 2010, we think changing it to "defense against four or more receivers wins championships" might both reduce usage and increase accuracy. It's a win-win for everyone.
34 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2011, 6:58pm by tuluse
11 Jul 2011, 12:13pm by Danny Tuccitto
Generally, teams try to use offensive strategies that best fit their personnel. In 2010, one NFC west team didn't. Our review of formation tendencies related to the number of wide receivers on a given play provides the damning evidence.
56 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2011, 2:54pm by The Delivery Guy
29 Jun 2011, 10:38am by Aaron Schatz
Usually, the empty backfield is an effective way to generate offense, and six of the seven teams who used the strategy the most made the playoffs. Buffalo fans will note the word "usually."
26 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2011, 12:03pm by Stephen Heller
27 Jun 2011, 11:39am by Aaron Schatz
Our look at 2010 stats moves on to team numbers in various formations. Which teams went with six offensive linemen the most, and who had the most success in that formation?
22 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2013, 7:44am by onymous
22 Jun 2011, 01:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Time for another one of FO's myriad defensive stats. This time, we're looking at which players make the most tackles after receptions -- and which ones make the most useful tackles after receptions.
14 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2011, 6:37pm by Nat1969
14 Jun 2011, 05:06pm by Aaron Schatz
Let's flip things around with a look at which offensive players broke the most tackles in 2010. Hint: Don't look at players who were actually drafted unless they can switch over to Beast Mode.
41 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2011, 5:54pm by Andy
08 Jun 2011, 12:10pm by Aaron Schatz
Some surprising names appear near the top of our broken tackles list for 2010. Some less surprising names appear near the bottom.
51 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2011, 8:37pm by JimmyOz
02 Jun 2011, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz
Next in our continuing look at our defensive stats for 2010: The players who made the highest and lowest percentage of successful plays against the run.
22 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2011, 3:39pm by Nat1969
31 May 2011, 12:59pm by Aaron Schatz
Who made the most big plays against the pass in 2010? The same guy who may have made the most bad plays against the pass in 2010. Hey, DeAngelo Hall just makes plays -- of varied quality.
64 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2011, 9:22am by Anonymous1
24 May 2011, 03:59pm by Aaron Schatz
Last week, we looked at which players had the most Defeats in 2010. Today, we get more specific to see who made the most big plays against the run.
29 comments, Last at 30 May 2011, 11:29am by allybhoy