Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Statistically Frustrating Week 1

Just how frustrating was the Redskins loss?

Take a look at this link by Football Outsiders showing the team efficiency rankings after Week 1

As you can see, Dallas is ranked 7th in total team efficiency...while the Redskins are ranked 28th.

But what's even more frustrating is that the top 16 in the rankings after week 1 all won their game (and of course, the bottom 16 all lost). That is except for the Cowboys and the Redskins.

So the good news is that statistically last season the top 9 ranked teams in team efficieny all made the playoffs (and the worst ranked team that made the playoffs was the Bengals whom ranked 19th). But the team needs to take advantage of their statistically superior play.

Next week I will get into some statistics I've been working on to help better project a team's record.


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