Sunday's Numbers Have Been Crunched

Sunday's numbers are now available, including advanced stat box scores, top players of the week, team stats, and season leader boards.

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9 Responses to “Sunday's Numbers Have Been Crunched”

  1. Jim Glass says:

    Sanchez is the Jets' Tebow this week: WPA =1st, with SR% =16th to 19th, AYA 20th.

    For the game before the last drive: 11 of 27, 41% completion, 131 Yards. Ugh. On the last drive: 6 of 8, 75%, 59 yards, TD for Victory! Like a great player, he saved his best for the Clutch! Yea!

    Meanwhile, will Tebow fans say he won *another* close one for them this week, with his -.23 WPA and 0.0 EPA? I'm betting: Yea!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jim come on. Have some fun. Let´s jump the bandwaggon. Tebow is different. You called out for the option. Now they do it to win games. So I am now official Tebow (Fan) from today. Even if it´s just b/c he f... the pundists :-)

    Karl, Germany

  3. Ian B says:

    I don't know if this is intentional, but it looks like Ted Ginn is getting credit for the 75-yard TD pass that was called back due to a chop block penalty.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Seeing the way even former coaches fawn all over Tebow instead of talking about the Denver defense makes me seriously wonder if I could be an NFL coach since they apparently have little to no idea about what actually leads to winning and losing.

    You give Tebow a slightly worse defense and he is 0-6 and all people are talking about is how he will never be a QB and bickering over what position they should switch him to.

    Protip: Defense is half the game!

    It reminds me of my men's league hockey leagues where you might think the "most talented" teams with the "best players" would come out on top. And yet every year it is the teams that play the best team defense that win. Not because defense is more important than offense, but because team's focus and effort on offense only varies between 85% and 100% (everyone likes offense), whereas a team's focus and effort on defense varies from 10% to 95%. If you can be that team team giving 95% on defense it will make up for most any shortcoming of talent because most teams are giving about 40%.

  5. Jim Glass says:

    Karl, I *am* a Tebow fan, I love to see the option in the NFL. I've been wanting to see this for years. I'm really rooting for it to succeed big time, it would make the whole league much more interesting. It's just ... you know.

    Anonymous, they don't have a slightly worse defense because they know they can win with Tebow, he inspires them, so they play better enough to win for him. This is what a winner who is a team leader does. (Until he turns into the next Vince Young.)

  6. Jim Glass says:

    Leinart looks out for the year with a broken collar bone -- talk about missing the best opportunity a QB could hope for to breathe life back into a stalled career.

    And, Karl, also a blown opportunity for an excellent "natural experiment" to see how much of a pass O is attributable to a top QB personally and how much to the rest of the players on the team. How many of these do we get, where a season is split somewhere near 50-50 between a top QB and his fully prepared backup with a firm set of replacement-level career numbers?

    Well, they'll have to put in someone else, that may still show something. But if they get down to Kellen Clemens...

  7. Anonymous says:

    As a jets fan, let me just say "Watch the Jets Bills game" and tell me Sanchez perfomed well.

    I don't care what the stats say, he was awful.

    There were at least 3 times where he could have been easily intercepted because he threw to a receiver (usually Plaxico Burress) who was tightly covered by 2-3 Bills. When I say tightly I mean they were within 2 feet of him, and all had their hands up on the ball when it came to him (incomplete).

    Sanchez routinely missed short (7 yard passes) throwing behind teh runner. There was a play to Dustin Keller where the throw was in teh dirt. There were a couple of plays that he threw too soon, and the receiver hadn't even turned around.

    Maybe the stats show that Sanchez made some good plays, or at least "clutch" plays, but that was luck.

    Watch this game and see how badly Sanchez perfomed.

  8. Mike B says:

    Anonymous - I think the stats back you up somewhat on Sanchez. EPA/P ignores "clutch" plays, and based on that metric, he was 12th. While maybe not "awful" from that standpoint, it was worse than Curtis Painter's performance, which has to count for something.

  9. Brian Burke says:

    Ian B _ thx I need to fix that.

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