Monthly Archives: November 2010

NFL Week 12 Round-Up

The new coach bounce-back was in effect again this week as the Vikings beat the Redskins.  Of course, the game was essentially a toss-up leaning towards Minnesota as the favorite, so that shouldn’t be unexpected.  Also, as I talked about … Continue reading

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NFL Week 12 Predictions

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I’m traveling again today, so I’m just going to put up all the picks.  In terms of football, Thanksgiving didn’t go as well as planned.  The Lions kept up their recent tradition of not … Continue reading

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Quarterbacks Are Still Inconsistent

A quick post to keep things moving along during the holiday.  Brian Burke at Advanced NFL Stats has recently been trumpeting success rate as a useful measure that he’s used for a while without knowing quite how useful it is.  … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend Predictions

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Have you ever thought that your team, despite a couple of losses, is really the best team in the league because they beat someone who beat the best team in the league?  Take last year: perhaps you’re … Continue reading

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NFL Playoff Races and Power Rankings

Things are looking pretty tight in the playoff races for the rest of the season.  Looking at the NFC standings today, the Eagles are one game ahead of the Giants and two ahead of Washington; Chicago and Green Bay are … Continue reading

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NFL Week 11 Round-Up

Things will be sparse for the next little while; I had the conference that I’m back from, then a trip to see the family at Thanksgiving, then I’ll be out of town again for some work stuff.  But I’ll be … Continue reading

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NFL Week 11 Predictions

I’ve been at a conference the past few days and am traveling back home today, so to avoid trying to get things put up on the usual schedule and to make up for forgetting to put up my Thursday night … Continue reading

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The Lions Have Not Been Unlucky

Dave Berri has another post this week on how unlucky the Lions are after they had another defeat this weekend, this time at the hand of the Buffalo Bills.  Just as he did last time, he refers to the Lions’ … Continue reading

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NFL Week 10 Round-Up

We had another exciting week if you like high-scoring games, mostly thanks to Washington-Philly (87 points), Denver-KC (80), and New England-Pittsburgh (65).  In fact, week 10 had only one fewer point scored than the recent record set in week 7 … Continue reading

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Predictivity Part 2

Brian Burke has a new post at Advanced NFL Stats taking another look at what variables are predictive of winning.  The idea is that some thing are very predictive of having won games (like scoring a lot), but may not … Continue reading

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