Our breakdown of injuries by unit finds one team that has been hit hard at wide receiver and linebacker multiple times in recent years. Also: the Rams were very healthy across the board, and one hyped unit disappointed greatly despite great health.
Two NFC teams were hit hardest by injuries last year. One already set the AGL record in 2016, while the other has a coach with the worst AGL since 2002. Also: the Rams' incredible bill of health in L.A., and Tampa Bay's questionable injury reporting.
7 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2018, 5:49am by killwer
Who will be Minnesota's quarterback? Mitchell Trubisky is QB1 in Chicago, but who's catching the ball? Can the Lions ever find a running back again? Finally, the Packers could use an upgrade at edge rusher, but this may be the wrong draft to do so.
2017 was indeed The Year of the Failed Completion. This is the stat where Joe Flacco stands out, but not in a good way. Also: a most conservative rookie, weird splits for Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, and more Jarvis Landry shortcomings.
19 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2018, 4:19pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Nick Foles channeled his inner Joe Montana and Jeff Hostetler for one of the best, most improbable playoff runs of the DVOA era. Tom Brady also saw his best postseason not result in a ring, which has been common in his career.
22 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2018, 10:33pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
There were air yards. There were rushing yards. There were QB receiving yards. There were more yards in Super Bowl LII than in any other game in NFL history. The 2017 season ends like it began: with New England's defense getting destroyed.
At FiveThirtyEight, we looked at a few more stats to keep in mind for this Super Bowl, including New England's No. 1 ranking in weighted DVOA, its No. 31 ranking in defensive DVOA for the season, how Tom Brady has been dealing with pressure as he's gotten older, and how the game script has gotten so familiar in New England Super Bowls.