With the 2020-2021 NFL season now over, it is officially the offseason! To be fair, there really isn’t an offseason in professional sports- activity happens year-round! As we get farther into the offseason, we will get to see how each front office goes about building their rosters. The best part about this? No two general managers are alike! Some will prioritize adding star talent through … Continue reading Stars or Depth? What Is The Best Way To Build an NFL Roster?
With the Chiefs and Bucs set to face off in the Super Bowl on Sunday, now would seem to be a great time to look back at the 2020 NFL season. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was far from your typical season. However, when dissecting early trends from it as the midway point, it was quite interesting how much it aligned … Continue reading NFL 2020: Analyzing What Correlated To Winning, Lucky/Unlucky Teams
Something that is great about sports is how much of it can be quantified. We have plenty of metrics to evaluate players, and from there, can have a decent understanding of the value they provide for a team. However, the games aren’t just won the players; they need to be put in a position to succeed. In fact, given the importance of offensive and defensive … Continue reading NFL Study: Quantifying Offensive/Defensive Play-Calling
Once upon a time, quarterbacks were expected to be statues in the pocket. As the team’s signal-caller, your job was to simply pass the ball and execute a game plan. If you weren’t a pocket passer, there probably was a lot of momentum for you to move to a different position. This was a much simpler time of football analysis, but now, the game has … Continue reading NFL Deep Dive: How Important Is Mobility At The Quarterback Position?
It is finally here! The playoffs are upon us! Week 17 didn’t possess the same type of “pizazz” it normally does, as there weren’t any major shakeups in the playoff picture, but there were plenty of storylines to follow, and it was our last chance to watch the 18 teams who did not qualify for the playoffs. With that, let us examine my model’s projections … Continue reading 2020-21 NFL Wildcard Round Game-By-Game Model Projections
Week 16 was an interesting week, to say the least. The Bears are now in position to make the playoffs, the Steelers now throw the ball down the field, the Rams will be without Jared Goff, the Jets won another game, the Colts may not make the playoffs, and the Dolphins have a quarterback controversy. Oh, and the Bills beat the Patriots by 29 points … Continue reading 2020 NFL Week 17 Game-By-Game Model Projections
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected, and Week 15 was a clear example of that. The Jets not only won a football game, but did so as 17.5-point underdogs against the Rams! Then, on Monday Night Football, the Bengals upset the Steelers as 14-point underdogs. To sum it up, it was a wild week with unexpected outcomes! With that, … Continue reading 2020 NFL Week 16 Game-By-Game Model Projections
Week 14 was hyped up as a week with many premier matchups, and it certainly delivered. Between Jalen Hurts winning in his first start, the Bills making a statement in primetime, and a back-and-forth affair between the Chiefs and Dolphins, Sunday provides us with tremendous entertainment. However, that wasn’t all the week had in store; Monday Night Football featured arguably the game of the year … Continue reading 2020 NFL Week 15 Game-By-Game Model Projections
There is a common saying in football that anything can happen on “any given Sunday”, and that was extremely true in Week 13. tThere were an extraordinary amount of upsets that took place. Not only did the Colt McCoy-led Giants beat the Seahawks in Seattle, but on Monday, the Washington Football Team was able to defeat the undefeated Steelers. Heck, even the Jets and Jaguars … Continue reading 2020 NFL Week 14 Game-By-Game Model Projections
We knew that we weren’t in for a normal season, and Week 12 illustrated that. Not only did the Steelers-Ravens game get postponed for almost a week, but COVID-19 rules forced the Broncos to play without a quarterback, while several other impact players from various teams were placed on the COVID-19 list. Furthermore, with so many quarterback injuries, teams were forced to play backups, making … Continue reading 2020 NFL Week 13 Game-By-Game Model Projections