Stat Analysis

Advanced analytics on player and team performance

Stat Analysis

Are Teams Faking Injuries? Part II
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Are Teams Faking Injuries? Part II

Guest columnist Jared Cohen's research shows that Philadelphia may not be the only offense that sees an unusually high rate of opposing injuries.

25 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2015, 2:34pm by Bobman
Are Teams Faking Injuries? Part I
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Are Teams Faking Injuries? Part I

Guest columnist Jared Cohen explores whether teams are faking injuries to slow down high-tempo offenses like the Eagles.

24 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2015, 8:50am by armchair journeyman quarterback
Go For Nine? For Who? For What?
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

Go For Nine? For Who? For What?

The Colts have proposed a nine-point touchdown that includes a bonus 50-yard field goal after a two-point conversion. We look at the potential impact this could have on the game.

59 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 6:02pm by Moridin
Free-Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

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
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

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
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

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
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

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
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

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
Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images

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