Articles tagged "NFL history"
Dirty Statistical Secret: Leather-Helmet NFL Produced More Points, Thrills
The NFL has spent more than 35 years genetically modifying offenses to score more points. Yet teams produced more points and more big plays in the gritty leather-helmet NFL of the late 1940s and 1950s than they do in the overly efficient league of today. We tell you why.
NFL Archaeology: Super Bowl Tickets Tell History of the Game
You can unearth a lot of NFL history simply by looking at Super Bowl tickets. Face value in the first game was $10. This year, $1,500. The name "Super Bowl" did not appear until the fourth game; roman numerals a year later in Super Bowl V.
Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos-Seahawks The Statistically Perfect Super Bowl
Football is a chaotic, complicated and violent game. Yet it follows simple and definable statistical patterns centered around one single factor: the efficiency of your QB vs. the other guy's QB. And in this case, those patterns tell us that Denver-Seattle is the Statistically Perfect Super Bowl.
Peyton Manning Magic: 7 TD Passes Spotlight NFL Quarterback Chasm
Peyton Manning made his historic seven-TD pass performance look so effortless Thursday night. The reality is that his performance merely highlighted the vast chasm that separates the elite NFL teams from those also-rans anchored down with primitive passing attacks.
Young Stud Quarterbacks And The Evolution Of The NFL Passing Game
NFL Films comes to the CHFF world headquarters this week to discuss a masterpiece: our brief, fact-filled history of the evolution of the passing game, from 1933 NFL championship game hero Bronko Nagurski to 2012 young studs Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick.
NFL Today: The Golden Age Of The Ground Game
Teams have never passed the ball more often than they do in the modern NFL. But all those aerials have softened up defenses underneath for running backs to exploit. The 2011 and 2012 seasons were the most explosive for ball carriers in NFL history.
Sieves: The Worst Run Defenses In NFL History
It's never been easier to run the ball in the NFL. Conversely, it's never been tougher to play run defense. The list of worst run defenses in NFL history is littered with recent teams, including the 2012 Saints and Colts.
The 5.0 Club: Best Rushing Teams in NFL History
Here's a look at all 42 teams in NFL history that averaged 5.0 YPA on the ground or more. The 2012 season was the first ever to produce four teams that averaged 5.0 YPA or more.
Monsters of the Midway: We Need The Chicago Bears More Than Ever
The Chicago Bears have dominated on defense better, longer and more often than any team in NFL history, riding that defense to a legacy unmatched in pro football. We chronicle the defensive life and times of a team that still chooses to attend the NFL's Old School.
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