Advanced analytics on player and team performance
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.
This year's update to playoff drive stats looks at Andrew Luck's January misfortunes and Russell Wilson's field-position advantage.
Does the outcome of one divisional game really have an impact on the rematch? We studied every divisional matchup from 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?
Going too low in your fantasy draft: veteran quarterbacks, running backs who do more with their hands than their feet, and Houston's (only) two good receivers.
Where does KUBIAK differ most strongly from public opinion, and which players are most likely to disappoint their owners in the upcoming fantasy football season?
Are the best defenses against play action the best against regular passes too? How much impact does play action really have in an NFL game, and does it correlate from year to year?
The two best play-action offenses were the best passing offenses without play action too. Is that normal? Also: a Flacco surprise, Jason Garrett's allergy, and what the heck happened in Washington?
Part two of our 2013 pressure study focuses on which defenses fared best with and without pressure last year. Should we expect a lot of variation in 2014?
Which quarterbacks fared best under pressure last year? And does performance under pressure have any correlation from year to year?