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News: Grantland: Upon Initial Review, Week 1

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Big D, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Big D

    Big D Well-Known Member

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    You saw what happened in the Cowboys-Jets game on Sunday night. For the sake of Cowboys fans with heart problems, we don't need to rehash it. What is worth noting, though, is the specific height from which the Cowboys fell. To measure that, we can use the win probability charts created by Brian Burke at his Advanced NFL Stats site. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, it's simple to explain: Given a particular scoreline, field position, down, and distance to go with a certain amount of time left in the game, how often does the team in the lead win?

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  2. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    the best point out of that article is the utter absurdity of giving Sanchez credit for the come from behind 4th quarter win.
     

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