Great NFC defenses dominated the NFL in 1986, but while Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, and the Bears led the league in DVOA, it was the No. 3 Giants who took home the Super Bowl title. Plus: Crazy Chiefs, Patriots who couldn't run, and the Jets go Full Kotite.
It's been a long time since we've been able to say this: The Los Angeles Rams are No. 1 in the DVOA ratings. Our ratings jump to conclusions a bit on the Rams, but not the Patriots, who still have high playoff and Super Bowl odds.
Let's go back in time 30 years, when a four-week player strike threw the entire league into turmoil. We've got advanced stats for both the regular players and the strikebreakers, plus a San Francisco 49ers team that led the league in both offense and defense but imploded in one of the greatest upsets in NFL postseason history.
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An unstoppable offense led by the MVP. A dynasty seeking one more title. That's not just the recipe for Super Bowl LI. It was also the recipe for Super Bowl XXIII. Now the Bengals, 49ers, and all of 1988 have been fully analyzed for DVOA ratings.
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