Wednesday Walkthroughs: Our favorite stats for understanding NFL football better

The nerds have won. Football is awash in advanced metrics, and even if it’s a little hard for the hardcore traditionalists to accept, it’s probably for the best. Still, sorting through the avalanche of numbers can be a challenge. To cut through some of that clutter, here’s a look at the stats some of our […]

Super Bowl 54 by the numbers: 20 stats that explain the 49ers-Chiefs matchup

Super Bowl 54 is giving us a dream matchup between one of the league’s most explosive offenses and one of its few truly dominant defenses. The Chiefs offense and 49ers defense will grab most of the headlines, but we have a fascinating matchup on the other side of the ball, as well. So how will […]

The Kansas City Chiefs Can Cover And The Defense Is Dangerous

Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs had the league’s best offense but the team was undone by a defense that couldn’t get a stop. That led to an overhaul of the Kansas City defensive structure. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was replaced by Steve Spagnuolo and a number of additions were made on that side of […]

NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Why Bill Belichick should be the favorite to win Coach of the Year

The Eagles defense hasn’t been what it was projected to be this season. Philadelphia has been able to stop the run but has struggled against the pass, ranking 20th in DVOA. The finger has been pointed at defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and his insistence on loading the box to stop the run, which leaves his […]

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