2020 NFL Week 2 Game-By-Game Model Projections

It’s good to have football back! Week 1 was filled with some spectacular matchups, and, despite the shortened offseason, it’s clear the quality of play was better than expected. Now, we will shift our attention to Week 2. We’re still mostly going off of prior information, since we don’t know how “good” a team is until six weeks, per Pro Football Focus; it’s not a … Continue reading 2020 NFL Week 2 Game-By-Game Model Projections

2020 NFL Week 1 Game-By-Game Model Projections

It’s been a long journey through a tumultuous offseason, but, believe it or not, Week 1 of the NFL season is here! Starting with Texans/Chiefs on Thursday night, and going through Titans/Broncos in primetime on Monday, we’re going to be entertained by a lot of fantastic matchups this season. Week 1 is always a tough week to project, as we’re completely going completely off of … Continue reading 2020 NFL Week 1 Game-By-Game Model Projections

NFL 2020-2021 Award/Playoff Predictions

Believe it or not, but we’re going to be able to watch NFL games this week! Starting in Kansas City with the Texans and Chiefs, all 32 teams will be competing for one reward- a Super Bowl championship. Obviously, there are certain teams that won’t even come close to winning the Super Bowl, but there’s still so much intrigue with those teams as well- how … Continue reading NFL 2020-2021 Award/Playoff Predictions

NFL 2020-2021 Record Projections: AFC

It’s almost here! We’re living in a world filled with uncertainty right now, and, at times, it didn’t look like we’d have football. Alas, all signs are pointing to the season happen (albeit without fans), especially as other sports continue to come back into the fold. All the offseason moves, all the studies we’ve conducted at this website, it all comes down to this; I’ve … Continue reading NFL 2020-2021 Record Projections: AFC

Is NFL Free Agency Fool’s Gold? Evaluating Each Team’s Spending From This Offseason

Free agency can be a very exciting time for NFL fans; their teams get to add impact talent to their roster. However, are they receiving what they believe to be getting? After all, since these players are in great demand, their asking prices tend to be higher than it should be, and in most cases, teams oblige. Does that sound look adequate spending? In my … Continue reading Is NFL Free Agency Fool’s Gold? Evaluating Each Team’s Spending From This Offseason

Ranking Every NFL Team’s Defense Heading Into 2020

It’s official; there will be no preseason this year in the NFL. This move was certainly made as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19, but, on the bright side, training camps appear to be set to go on as planned, and with baseball returning, there’s hope that the NFL season can take place in 2020. With there being no preseason games, teams’ … Continue reading Ranking Every NFL Team’s Defense Heading Into 2020

Ranking Every NFL Team’s Offense Heading Into 2020

It’s official; there will be no preseason this year in the NFL. This move was certainly made as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19, but, on the bright side, training camps appear to be set to go on as planned, and with baseball returning, there’s hope that the NFL season can take place in 2020. With there being no preseason games, teams’ … Continue reading Ranking Every NFL Team’s Offense Heading Into 2020

Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

  Whereas baseball is filled with advanced statistics, other sports, particularly football, have lagged behind. For analysis, the common fan too often turns to unstable, flawed statistics such as yards gained/allowed, turnovers, and touchdowns, and, as a result, NFL players tend to be more polarizing than MLB players- analysts are using different variables to compare players. Luckily for us, Pro Football Focus’ grades and new Wins Above … Continue reading Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

What Actually Wins NFL Games? Not What Conventional Wisdom Wants You To Believe!

Team-building is just a fascinating phenomenon is sports, and, honestly, it is my favorite part about studying them. There are so many different strategies that lead executives take towards building a championship-caliber roster, and since they come from different backgrounds, their values are completely different. There isn’t a sport where this isn’t more obvious than in the NFL. While more executives are “analytically-minded” and have … Continue reading What Actually Wins NFL Games? Not What Conventional Wisdom Wants You To Believe!

Ranking Each NFL Team’s Future Outlook Through a Systematic Lens

As we get closer to the NFL season, there will be plenty of debate on how the top teams in the NFL are, and who will win Super Bowl LV. However, since we’re in a “dead period” of the NFL offseason, now would seem like a great time to look towards the future. Today, we’ll look at each team’s future, ranking them based on their … Continue reading Ranking Each NFL Team’s Future Outlook Through a Systematic Lens