Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis
What does a player's status on the injury report really mean? To a large extent, that depends on which team he plays for, and what he does in practice during the week.
Bill Belichick says that players are getting hurt more because they are practicing less, but the numbers don't support that theory.
NFL football is a violent game, and traumatic injuries are unfortunate but unavoidable. But are bigger players more likely to be hurt than their smaller peers?
Once a player misses time due to injury, what are the odds that injury will haunt him in years to come?
Richard Sherman's torn Achilles was just one of a long list of injuries to both teams in Thursday night's Seahawks-Cardinals game. Was this an anomaly, or are Thursday games more dangerous and likely to cause injuries?
Zachary O. Binney tries to explain the rise in NFL injury rates over the past decade. Are players getting hurt more often? Or are teams doing a better job of diagnosing and reporting injuries?
In our second look at turf and injuries, we look at specific stadiums, with some surprising results. It turns out the turf in Washington isn't nearly as dangerous as you may have been led to believe.
Is natural grass really the safest surface for NFL players? And are certain artificial turfs safer than others?
Some media outlets are reporting that quarterback injuries were way down in 2016. Our numbers say that just isn't the case.
Guest columnist Zachary O. Binney looks the effects of the removal of the "Probable" designation from the NFL's official injury reports.