NFL: Cost vs Benefit of the 2-pt Conversion

It’s time to set the scene. The date is October 21, 2018. The Tennessee Titans are locked in a close one with the Los Angeles Chargers in London. There is 31 seconds left on the clock and the Titans just scored a touchdown to make the score 20-19 with 31 seconds remaining on the clock….

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Battle of Midway

With the NFL season at its halfway point, it’s a good time to look at who needs to keep pushing to make the playoffs. At this stage, looking at teams like the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers, both undefeated, doesn’t reveal much. Instead, those teams who need to press on and continue the…

NFL: Worst of the Worst

With several teams essentially eliminated from the NFL playoff race already, they are about to fade into irrelevance until the draft. As we enter the midpoint of the season, let’s examine which is the worst of the worst. Out of all bottom-placed teams in the divisions, which is in the best situation moving forward. 8….

NFL: What’s the Value of a Field Goal?

With NFL teams increasingly going for it on 4th down, are they under-valuing Field Goals? Or are Kickers just too unreliable? Let’s take a closer look at whether teams are making the right decision regarding FGs in 2019. Firstly, there has to be a recognition that all FGs need to be considered in the context…

NFL: Week 5 Team Tiers

As the NFL approaches its midpoint, teams tend to consolidate their place in the league. They occupy real estate at the top, middle or bottom, and there is little major movement between these levels. Let’s see where each team currently lives in the NFL’s apartment block. Penthouse Sitting comfortably as the only undefeated team in…

NFL: Taking Stock at the Quarter-Mile in the NFC

With four weeks of the 2019 NFL season in the books, it’s time to take stock of how each team stands. For some, they are staring down the barrel of a bleak end to the year. For others, hope remains but the job isn’t done. This is how the NFC looks after one quarter of…

NFL: Taking Stock at the Quarter-Mile in the AFC

With four weeks of the 2019 NFL season in the books, it’s time to take stock of how each team stands. For some, they are staring down the barrel of a bleak end to the year. For others, hope remains but the job isn’t done. This is how the AFC looks after one quarter of…

NFL Week 3: Team Tiers

Playing in the NFL is like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without the right preparation, and the stars aligning, it is almost impossible to get very far. Many people get to base camp, but not much further, for one reason or another. Only the best and most prepared make it all the way to the…

NFL Week 2: Team Tiers

Playing in the NFL is like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without the right preparation, and the stars aligning, it is almost impossible to get very far. Many people get to base camp, but not much further, for one reason or another. Only the best and most prepared make it all the way to the…

NFL Week 1: Team Tiers

Playing in the NFL is like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without the right preparation, and the stars aligning, it is almost impossible to get very far. Many people get to base camp, but not much further, for one reason or another. Only the best and most prepared make it all the way to the…