Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis
Bill Connelly looks at an interesting game through the eyes of the S&P+, talks up West Virginia's defense, and prepares for a Black Friday full of exciting games.
The SDA crew takes a look at what could be a thrilling three-day weekend of college football, with conference titles, BCS standings and historical rivalries all sharing center stage.
The Scramble writers pick up the classic Barry Sanders vs. Emmitt Smith debate as they prepare for another Thanksgiving of with the Lions and the Cowboys.
How much do head-to-head results matter relative to the other games played? Brian Fremeau investigates a few peculiarities in the weekly ratings.
Ben Muth breaks down one of the most common concepts in the game -- the Inside Zone -- and how the Steelers used it successfully against the Raiders.
The parity of 2010 is strong, but only compared to recent years and only for total team performance. Learn how certain units are historically strong or weak, including the Patriots offense, the Texans defense, and the Chargers special teams.
In this week's appearance on the B.S. Report, Aaron Schatz mentioned an article from Pro Football Prospectus 2007 that showed there was no such thing as a trap game. Here it is for all to enjoy.
What happened to the Patriots on their final drive? And how much was Mark Sanchez's big finish worth? Quick Reads examines with the help of, yes, video.
In the week-in-review Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly looks at the game that took place around Bo Pelini's tantrums and some odd shifts in the S&P+ rankings.
Topics this week: Has the Colts-Patriots rivalry peaked? How do you stop Michael Vick? And how lucky can the Jets get? (Or, how bad is the Texans defense?)