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13 Feb 2013

Statistics on San Francisco's Slow Offensive Starts

After the debacle of their opening drives during the playoffs, I did a post for Niners Nation looking at what DVOA and our drive stats (thanks to Jim Armstrong) had to say about the matter. In addition to that main story, stats-savvy FO readers would probably be intrigued by the subplot: Even in a split as granular as opening offensive possessions, there's a stark contrast between what a drive-level statistic says and what a play-level statistic says.

Posted by: Danny Tuccitto on 13 Feb 2013

1 comment, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 5:05am by Bill Walsh's Holy Ghost


by Bill Walsh's Holy Ghost (not verified) :: Fri, 02/15/2013 - 5:05am

As bitter as the ending of the SB was to take, I can't help but be optimistic about the Niners for the next few years. I can only hope the football gods accommodate...