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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?

14 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2018, 4:13pm by jdkiskamp
The Truth Behind Rising Injury Rates
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The Truth Behind Rising Injury Rates

Zachary O. Binney tries to explain the rise in NFL injury rates over the past decade. Are players getting hurt more often? Or are teams doing a better job of diagnosing and reporting injuries?

9 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2017, 8:05am by jtr
Turf Type and NFL Injuries: Part II
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Turf Type and NFL Injuries: Part II

In our second look at turf and injuries, we look at specific stadiums, with some surprising results. It turns out the turf in Washington isn't nearly as dangerous as you may have been led to believe.

8 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2018, 3:31pm by Johnsteve
Clutch Field Goals: Are the Chargers Cursed?
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Clutch Field Goals: Are the Chargers Cursed?

The Chargers missed another clutch field goal. Are they the unluckiest team when it comes to such plays? Maybe not, but one franchise has clearly had the most good fortune in crunch time since 2002.

69 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2017, 11:57pm by ramirez
Turf Type and NFL Injuries: Part I
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Turf Type and NFL Injuries: Part I

Is natural grass really the safest surface for NFL players? And are certain artificial turfs safer than others?

18 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 5:40pm by qawrsdrfytgujhok
What Keeps a Great QB Out of the Playoffs?
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What Keeps a Great QB Out of the Playoffs?

Behind Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, the Patriots and Packers can tie the NFL record for consecutive postseasons with nine. What usually keeps a great quarterback out of the playoffs? Has the NFL made it easier for the best to keep making the tournament?

50 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2017, 11:41am by dmstorm22
2017 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated
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2017 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated

Who are the players who have been going off the boards too late in fantasy drafts this summer? And why do so many of them play in Detroit?

18 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2017, 2:45pm by ALauff