Originally Posted by Blitzen32
Also, putting up 40 points on Oakland or KC is hugely different from putting up the same vs. Seattle or Denver.
Tons of teams score in garbage time vs 2nd and 3rd string opponents.
Also, starting a possession at your opponents 5 is kinda different than starting a possession at your own 5 yard line.
Advanced stats account for all of these things, and they all firmly rank Dallas below the top 15.
Well, duh. Thanks for pointing out that better defenses are harder to score against on a per-series basis. Everybody get that? I'll put that right up with your strength-of-schedule qualification in terms of how enlightening it is.
I think we all understand that there a circumstances where point/series can be affected one way or another. That doesn't mean the statistic isn't perfectly useful in comparing the relative effectiveness of offenses when it comes to offense-adjusted scoring.
But thanks for pointing out that 'advanced stats' account for 'things.' Those of us who thought points/series was the only way to measure NFL offenses are all pretty relieved over here. I think knowing the stats are 'advanced' in particular, is really encouraging. I *know* that hearing these 'advanced stats' all rank Dallas below the top 15 is very interesting. Thanks for sharing that part.
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