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NFL Playoff Picks: Who Will Win it All?

In my statistical rankings piece for this week, I wrote this about the Indianapolis Colts: “As for the Colts, they’re balanced: #10 in defense, #12 in offense. I love that Indy’s run game has come along as of late, but my issue with them is that they’re really not elite at any one thing in […]

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Final 2020 Regular Season Statistical Rankings

Now that all 256 games of the 2020 NFL season have been played, we have all the statistical rankings we need to compile our rankings of all 32 teams this season from top to bottom. Congrats to the New Orleans Saints, the top-ranked team in the NFL for 2020: Again, these are comprehensive rankings that […]

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Week 17 NFL Instant Reactions: The Playoffs Are Set

The Washington Football Team just closed out the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football and now the playoffs are all set. The NFC East playoff spot was decided in pretty controversial fashion, as the Giants needed an Eagles win in order to make the playoffs, yet Eagles coach Doug Pederson benched his starting QB Jalen […]

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Week 16 NFL Statistical Rankings

The formula has been solidified and is unchanged since last week. We have a new #1 team in the league, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They’re followed by the Packers, Chiefs and Saints, but all of the top 4 teams in the statistical rankings are fairly close to one another. The Ravens, Bills and Steelers make […]

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NFL Week 16 Instant Reactions

What a week of football it was. The beginning of a new tradition, Christmas Day NFL games, began this year, plus we had a slate of Saturday games. We’re in the middle of four days of football, as the Bills-Patriots MNF game is still to go. But here’s the recap of the action prior to […]

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Week 15 NFL Statistical Ranks

A few more tweaks to the statistical rankings formula: Double-weighted offensive points per game scored. I read an article that looked at the stats that correlate most with winning, and, unsurprisingly, points scored per game was #1. So I double-weighted the category in my rankings. Double-weighted turnover margin. Second-highest correlation with winning. Although with this […]

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Could Matt Stafford End Up on the Patriots in 2021?

Today as I was listening to some sports talk shows, the topic of Matt Stafford’s likely departure from Detroit after the season came up. Naturally it didn’t take long for the show’s hosts to speculate about the potential of Matt Stafford to the Patriots. The Patriots are always rumored to be among the top destinations […]

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NFL Week 15 Instant Reactions

Outside of Chiefs-Saints, there really were not a ton of interesting matchups this week. This week’s schedule featured a lot of seemingly lopsided matchups, however there were a lot of interesting results. ✅ Chiefs Down Saints 32-29 There’s a chance we see these teams play again in the Super Bowl. The Saints defense didn’t look […]

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Is Justin Herbert the Best Rookie QB Ever?

Watching last night’s Chargers-Raiders game, I had to keep reminding myself that Justin Herbert is a rookie. He looks like a perennial top-5 QB who has been in the league 7-8 years. Look at his highlight reel from last night: He’s making throws that rookies don’t normally make. Normally, with rookie and even 2nd/3rd year […]

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