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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
2014 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated
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2014 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated

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.

3 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 2:20pm by Dad2sca
2014 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Overrated
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2014 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Overrated

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?

11 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2014, 2:17am by SuperDackMorph
2013 Play-Action Defense
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2013 Play-Action Defense

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?

4 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2014, 2:22pm by
2013 Play-Action Offense
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2013 Play-Action Offense

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?

24 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2017, 10:18am by stevecook
2013 Pressure Plays: Defense
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2013 Pressure Plays: Defense

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?

36 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2014, 3:37pm by nat
2013 Pressure Plays: Quarterbacks
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2013 Pressure Plays: Quarterbacks

Which quarterbacks fared best under pressure last year? And does performance under pressure have any correlation from year to year?

27 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2014, 11:56pm by LionInAZ