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Weight and Injuries
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Weight and Injuries

NFL football is a violent game, and traumatic injuries are unfortunate but unavoidable. But are bigger players more likely to be hurt than their smaller peers?

16 comments, Last at 21 Mar 2018, 12:03pm by justanothersteve
Situational Play-Action Passing in the NFL
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Situational Play-Action Passing in the NFL

What down and distance make the most sense for play-action passes? And does it matter whether the quarterback is under center or in the shotgun? Guest columnist Ben Baldwin explores.

10 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2018, 1:31pm by ChrisS
Speed Score 2018
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Speed Score 2018

Penn State's Saquon Barkley puts up the fourth-highest Speed Score of all time, and starts scouts a-drooling.

21 comments, Last at 11 Mar 2018, 4:43pm by CaffeineMan
2017 Adjusted Pythagorean Wins
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2017 Adjusted Pythagorean Wins

Blake Bortles made his name as the king of garbage time -- so it's ironic that if you take garbage time away, the Jacksonville Jaguars (and divisional rival Houston Texans) come out as two teams most likely to improve in 2018.

13 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2018, 10:47am by redsoxu571
Failed Completions 2017
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Failed Completions 2017

2017 was indeed The Year of the Failed Completion. This is the stat where Joe Flacco stands out, but not in a good way. Also: a most conservative rookie, weird splits for Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, and more Jarvis Landry shortcomings.

19 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2018, 4:19pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Rushing Success and Play-Action Passing
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Rushing Success and Play-Action Passing

Conventional wisdom says you need a strong running game to get the most out of play-action passing. Guest columnist Ben Baldwin breaks down the numbers to find if that's really true.

31 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2018, 2:01pm by Pat
Postseason QB Stats: 2017 Update
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Postseason QB Stats: 2017 Update

Nick Foles channeled his inner Joe Montana and Jeff Hostetler for one of the best, most improbable playoff runs of the DVOA era. Tom Brady also saw his best postseason not result in a ring, which has been common in his career.

22 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2018, 10:33pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

Aggressiveness Index 2017

Yes, Doug Pederson went for it on fourth-and-1 more often than any other head coach in the NFL this year. That was partly because he was aggressive, and partly because no head coach had anywhere near as many opportunities.

22 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2018, 9:12pm by Obat Pembesar Penis
What Does 'Injury-Prone' Mean in the NFL?
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What Does 'Injury-Prone' Mean in the NFL?

Once a player misses time due to injury, what are the odds that injury will haunt him in years to come?

40 comments, Last at 10 May 2018, 3:14am by Adrian---
Do Thursday Games Cause More Injuries?
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Do Thursday Games Cause More Injuries?

Richard Sherman's torn Achilles was just one of a long list of injuries to both teams in Thursday night's Seahawks-Cardinals game. Was this an anomaly, or are Thursday games more dangerous and likely to cause injuries?

15 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2018, 2:21am by BrianChurch