Skill Curves in the NFL: Unlocking the Interactions between Passing & Rushing

The NFL has clearly turned to a pass-first league during the past decade or so, and for a good reason.  Passing is overall more efficient!  Indeed using play-by-play data from the 2014-2016 NFL seasons and the Winston-Sagarin-Cabot model for expected points, a passing play adds on average 0.25 expected points, while a rushing play adds… Read More Skill Curves in the NFL: Unlocking the Interactions between Passing & Rushing

The NFL Fractals

American football is certainly a complex sport. Given that complex systems are described many times through fractals (and we have also used fractlas in this blog to describe basketball players) can we get a fractal-based description of NFL teams? It turns out we can! One of the benefits of using fractal theory to describe complex systems is… Read More The NFL Fractals