Articles tagged "Bendability"

Brains Over Brawn: Smart Teams Dominated 2013 Season

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 8, 2014

We created the Intelligence Index before the start of the season to separate smart, well-coached teams from dumb, poorly coached teams. The results were spectacular. Among other things, it proved that success in situational football is more important than physical prowess.



Smart Stat: Final 2013 Intelligence Index

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 8, 2014

We created the Intelligence Index to quantify the importance of situational football and find a way to break the statistical containment of the Vegas point spread. It proved a rousing success. Here are the final 2013 results for each NFL team.



Kansas City Chiefs: The Smartest Team That Ever Lived?

Cold, Hard Football Facts for November 5, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 but have won few converts. Maybe it's because of the unorthodox way in which they've won. In a sport that values brawn of over brains, the 2013 Chiefs are shaping up as the smartest, most efficient team that's ever lived.



Intelligence Index: Three Week 6 Mental Mismatches

Cold, Hard Football Facts for October 9, 2013

The Intelligence Index is a perfect 8-0 against the spread this year, with the average score a 24-point victory, while the four dumbest teams in the league are 0-19 ATS. But that doesn't mean we're picking against all of them this week.



Philadelphia Eagles Smarter, Still Far From Head Of the Class

Cold, Hard Football Facts for September 17, 2013

The Philadelphia Eagles are the most explosive team in football, No. 2 in total offense and No. 1 in total team yards, with both the NFL's leading rusher and leading receiver. But team intelligence cost them a win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.



The Intelligence Index: Money In The Bank

Cold, Hard Football Facts for September 4, 2013

Let's cut to the chase: Dumb teams lose games, but can make you big money. Teams with a final score of -5.0 or worse on the new CHFF Intelligence Index are 52-106-2 (.331) against the spread since 2010. Read on.



Professor Chip Kelly Re-Educates ‘Dumb’ Philadelphia Eagles

Cold, Hard Football Facts for September 4, 2013

The Philadelphia Eagles head back to school Monday night for the first time under Professor of Pigskin Chip Kelly. We're going to follow the re-education of the NFL's dumbest team throughout the 2013 season.



Signs Of Progress: Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles Power Past Carolina

Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 16, 2013

We're going to follow closely the evolution of first-year coach Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles this season. They were the dumbest team in football last year. So far, in two preseason games, they look vastly improved in some critical areas of success.



NFL's Dumbest Teams: Chip Kelly Must Re-Educate Philadelphia Eagles

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 20, 2013

No coach faces bigger challenges in 2013 than Chip Kelly. Not only most he make the leap from college to pros, install his up-tempo offense, find a QB and win over frustrated fans. He must also re-educate the dumbest team in football.



Pumped And Jacked: Pete Carroll's Deadly Seattle Seahawks

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 10, 2012

Pete Carroll's deadly Seahawks just plucked the Cardinals, 58-0: the fifth biggest blowout in the NFL since 1940. Don't look now, folks: but this team is a threat to win it all.



 



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