One NFC North quarterback has been his usual self, but another has taken the conservative approach in 2015. Also: a look at ALEX and touchdown passes over the last decade. Alex Smith is where you expect him, but a forgotten gunslinger threw the longest touchdowns among his peers.
6 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2015, 8:56pm by LionInAZ
The data supports Aaron Rodgers as a vertical specialist, so why didn't Jim Caldwell know to defend the Hail Mary? We look at the largest ALEX plays since 2006 and some interesting calls by the Texans in Buffalo.
12 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 12:47pm by bravehoptoad
Which receivers have the highest and lowest ALEX on third down this season? Also, Week 12's updated stats show a very aggressive Ben Roethlisberger on third-and-short that can only be rivaled by... Blaine Gabbert? It's a weird season indeed.
1 comment, Last at 30 Nov 2015, 7:27pm by Perfundle
This week in ALEX, Mark Sanchez throws a dud with the game on the line, and Ben Roethlisberger racks up a bunch of pass interference penalties. Also: an improved look at ALEX by distance and DVOA. We found one area where the 2015 Browns are succeeding.
We recap Week 9 with a new range index, but first look at throws made 1 yard short of the sticks. How much better is it to throw at the sticks (0 ALEX)? We looked at each distance for the last nine years.
We look at the leaders and last-place finishes in ALEX since 2006. There could be record numbers in 2015, and a three-peat. Plus, this week: sloppy play in Pittsburgh, and the Patriots beat the odds on another screen.
16 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2015, 11:58pm by alan frankel
Even the worst quarterbacks are aware of the importance of getting the ball past the sticks on fourth down, so what happened with Matt Cassel's ill-fated checkdown against the Giants? Plus: Drew Brees hits a rare bomb and the Steelers hope to get back to success with Ben Roethlisberger.
2 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2015, 10:08pm by tuluse
This week's lowest ALEX belongs to Denver again. How successful is a short pass on third-and-15? How successful is a long pass on third-and-1? We look at the historic data on a few key conversions in Week 6 victories, along with updated season rankings for third down ALEX.
10 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2015, 7:36pm by Vincent Verhei