Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Nov 2008

ESPN Numbers Crunching: Week 10

Here's our look at the matchups for Week 10 using Football Outsiders stats. This week: Meet the most active defensive back in the league, learn the weakness of Tennessee's defense, and find out why the officials can relax when the Bills play the Patriots.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 06 Nov 2008

7 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2008, 11:10am by bubqr


by phillyangst :: Thu, 11/06/2008 - 7:53pm

The numbers need to be crunched again for the MNF matchup.

by theprophecy :: Thu, 11/06/2008 - 9:43pm

This is one of the better "Numbers Crunching" articles to date.

by ammek :: Fri, 11/07/2008 - 4:34am

Is "success" on first down really 45% of the yardage required for a first down? Do you now measure half-yards? Or is this to accommodate 1st-and-20s?

by jebmak :: Fri, 11/07/2008 - 11:03am

"Based on FO estimates, special teams have cost the Vikings 4.5 points per game compared to the average team."

Holy Hades that is bad!

by jebmak :: Fri, 11/07/2008 - 11:07am

The Niners/Cardinals matchup has last week's paragraph.

by Frau (not verified) :: Fri, 11/07/2008 - 7:26pm

No 'numbers' for Browns/Broncos?

by bubqr :: Sat, 11/08/2008 - 11:10am

"but this year, Giants opponents have thrown only 15 percent of passes to running backs, the lowest figure in the NFL."

Is it linked to the fact that most teams keep their backs in pass protection when playing the Giants, and not to the fact that the Giants are good defending the pass against RBs ?