Articles tagged "NFL divisional playoffs"

New England Patriots 43, Indianapolis Colts 22: 10 Things We Learned

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 12, 2014

Bill Belichick struck again. His Patriots used a running attack that surprised nobody paying attention but that still succeed beyond expectations. Eight AFC title games in 13 years is a hell of a legacy for the men in patriotic garb.



Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 11, 2014



Seahawks 23, Saints 15: 10 Things We Learned

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 11, 2014

Russell Wilson doesn't lose, the Seahawks fans don't stop, and Sean Payton has some 'splainin' to do after a water-logged showdown in Seattle.



Late-Season Winning Picks: Polar Express of Pigskin

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 9, 2014

Much of the nation is gripped in a deep freeze. But our Real and Spectacular picks power through the wintry tempest with their fifth straight year of huge late-season performances: 26-10 (.722) ATS since Week 16; and 134-73-1 (.647) ATS Week 16 through the playoffs five years running.



2013 NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Takes Shape

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 5, 2014

The divisional playoff schedule is complete after the San Diego Chargers upset the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers edged out the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. We take a first look at next week's playoff slate right here.



Famous Last Words: ‘49ers Will Regret Starting Kaepernick’

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 14, 2013

We bombastically declared last week that the 49ers will regret the decision to start Colin Kaepernick, only to watch him prove the power of Real Quarterback Rating, with a 116.4 performance. Teams better in Real QB Rating are 52-4 (.929) since Week 15.



Mother Of All Stats Gets Hammered Like Drunken Old MILF

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 14, 2013

We thought of washed up MILFs everywhere when our own Mother of All Stats, Passer Rating Differential, got hammered like cosmo-swilling cougar Mrs. Stiffler in the divisional round. Still, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady and our Real and Spectacular picks rock 'n roll on.



Texans-Patriots: Payback's A Bitch, But Houston Low On Cash

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 10, 2013

The Patriots are going into this match up against the Houston Texans with great confidence, even though they will never admit it.



Quality Stats Power Rankings: We Size Up The Final 8

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 10, 2013

Seven of the final eight playoff contenders finished in the Top 8 in our Quality Stats Power Rankings, including a straight flush of Nos. 1 to 7 at the top. Let's just say it wasn't by accident.



NFL Divisional Playoffs First Reaction: Final 8 Proves Power Of PRD

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 6, 2013

The statistical chaff of the playoff field was conveniently separated from the nourishing wheat of contenders in the wildcard round, especially when you analyze the NFL through the powerful prism of Passer Rating Differential. We use PRD to take our first look ahead at the four divisional playoff clashes.



 



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