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2012 Fumble Luck
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2012 Fumble Luck

Who got luckiest when the pointy ball hit the ground last year? Which teams can we expect to see a little rebound this year based on regression to the mean?

30 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2013, 4:31pm by adamcarley
The NFL’s Battle with Concussions and Severe Injuries
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The NFL’s Battle with Concussions and Severe Injuries

After 266 concussions in the 2011 season, the NFL had 265 in 2012. Is that progress? Scott Kacsmar expects the number of concussions to rise in 2013 ... but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

29 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2013, 9:15pm by Burns
Terrell Davis: Peak vs. Longevity
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Terrell Davis: Peak vs. Longevity

Thoughts on the standing of three running backs contending for the Hall of Fame: Terrell Davis, Roger Craig, and Jerome Bettis.

129 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2017, 12:06pm by JOL13
2012 Pressure Plays, Offense
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2012 Pressure Plays, Offense

In the twilight of a dangerous career, Michael Vick earns what may be his final stint on top... but not in a particularly good way.

39 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2013, 5:17pm by theslothook
Transaction Analysis: Running Backs
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Transaction Analysis: Running Backs

A look at the biggest offseason moves by running backs. Wait, this is still an NFL position?

20 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2015, 1:40pm by galaxyapple
2012 Pressure Plays, Defense
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2012 Pressure Plays, Defense

When it comes to pressure, Roger Goodell just let the air out of one defense's balloon.

11 comments, Last at 30 Jul 2013, 4:46pm by jchavlik
Watt Happens: A Look At Tipped Passes
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Watt Happens: A Look At Tipped Passes

Putting J.J. Watt's pass deflections at the line into further context.

31 comments, Last at 26 Jul 2013, 4:33pm by Vincent Verhei
Matching Up to 12
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Matching Up to 12

Looking at how defenses tried to match up to 12 personnel. Why are the Falcons and Packers massive outliers in this regard?

8 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2013, 12:38pm by LionInAZ
2012 Run Defense by Number of Backs
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2012 Run Defense by Number of Backs

The Titans and Saints were among the league's worst defending runs out of single-back formations, while Baltimore struggled with multiple-back formations.

5 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2015, 2:06pm by galaxyapple
2012 Rushing Success by Number of Backs
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2012 Rushing Success by Number of Backs

Peyton Manning brought the one-back game to Denver, but did their run DVOA actually improve? Plus: surprising results on how San Francisco fared with Kaepernick under center in their run game.

11 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2015, 2:06pm by galaxyapple