Sometimes, the most difficult game-management decisions come on the defensive side of the ball. When deciding whether or not to accept a penalty, how do you account for the question of whether your opponent will be properly aggressive on a fourth-down attempt?
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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for this week's game with Kansas City. The league has postponed the game indefinitely. It is likely to be played Tuesday but additional positive tests would probably postpone it further.
Fans spend a lot of time talking about point-after decisions and going for two, but a review of important recent decisions shows that these decisions are often splitting hairs compared to the critical fourth-down decisions where coaches waste most of their Game-Winning Chance.
Seth Walder from ESPN asked 26 different NFL analytics staffers to give their opinions, anonymously, on which teams are furthest ahead on analytics. No surprise, the top two teams are the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. Some of the teams further down are interesting.
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