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Free-Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Free-Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis

Did the Dolphins pay too much for Ndamukong Suh? And what free agency trick have the Patriots mastered that gives them a leg up on the rest of the league?

97 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2015, 8:22pm by Jerry
Failed Completions 2014
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Failed Completions 2014

One 2014 team had the highest rate of failed completions on offense and defense. Another ranked 16th on both sides of the ball. Which one won the Super Bowl?

33 comments, Last at 19 Mar 2015, 9:43pm by tuluse
Trade Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Trade Cost-Benefit Analysis

When analyzing trades, is it possible to measure players, draft picks, and cap space on one scale? Well, we can try.

123 comments, Last at 19 Mar 2015, 4:08pm by chemical burn
The Best Clutch Kicker Ever
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The Best Clutch Kicker Ever

Or, at least, of the past 25 years. It's probably not who you think it is.

46 comments, Last at 24 Mar 2015, 1:52am by LionInAZ
2014 Adjusted Games Lost: By Unit
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2014 Adjusted Games Lost: By Unit

Did you know the Chargers started five different centers in 2014, or that the Ravens placed five cornerbacks on IR? Part II of our 2014 AGL study looks at injuries by unit.

13 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2015, 1:18pm by tuluse
2014 Adjusted Games Lost
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2014 Adjusted Games Lost

The Giants are the league's most injured team for the second straight year, while Chip Kelly's Eagles finish in the top five again. Also: Jay Gruden takes a page from Bill Belichick, and find out which team wasted their short-term IR tag.

17 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2015, 11:34pm by DisplacedPackerFan

Super Bowl XLIX's Insane Penalty Stats

Seattle and New England were among the most penalized teams in the NFL this year, and among the teams with the fewest penalties on their opponents. But the gap between Seattle and the rest of the NFL on that latter number is a bit nuts.

27 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2015, 8:47pm by RickD
Quarterback Postseason Drive Stats
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Quarterback Postseason Drive Stats

This year's update to playoff drive stats looks at Andrew Luck's January misfortunes and Russell Wilson's field-position advantage.

5 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2015, 11:15am by Biebs
NFL Divisional Rematches Study
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NFL Divisional Rematches Study

Does the outcome of one divisional game really have an impact on the rematch? We studied every divisional matchup from 2002-2013.

23 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2014, 1:38pm by RickD
NFL Division Strength (2002-2013)
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NFL Division Strength (2002-2013)

In the last 12 years, which divisions have been the strongest? The weakest? The best on offense and defense? The best DVOA? Does playing in a strong division lead to more playoff success?

6 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 10:23am by nat