Articles tagged "playoffs"

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts Foil Statistically Perfect Final 4

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 12, 2015

We were destined for a statistically perfect final four, pitting the most powerful teams in football according to our all-powerful Quality Stats. Then Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts upset the Denver Broncos Sunday night.

NFL 2014 Playoff Seeds and Schedule

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 30, 2014

A look at the 2014 NFL playoff seeds and schedules for each conference.

It's All About the QB: NFL Playoffs Prove Parity a Myth

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 29, 2014

The league's best quarterbacks have made a mockery of parity yet again in 2014: the top 3 seeds in the NFC are led by the three highest-rated passers in NFL history, while the same old QBs dominate the AFC playoff picture, too.

Colonel Comey's Title Game Megaprimerstravaganza

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 13, 2014

Trending now: Colin Kaepernick's career, old guys on the sidelines and at QB, special teams stars, Bill Belichick's personnel department, Seattle's pass rush and the least important stat of the year.

Upset Alert: Underdogs Star in Divisional Round

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 8, 2014

Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints are among three big road dogs this weekend. The good news for them is that divisional-round underdogs have thrived in recent seasons. Look no further than the last three Super Bowl champions, writes Mike Wilkening.

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.

MVP Ghosts Haunt Peyton Manning’s Playoff Soul

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 7, 2014

Peyton Manning is fresh off perhaps the greatest season by any QB in NFL history. But it will not matter of he fails to win the Super Bowl. His playoff history is ugly, and the remaining AFC field is not kind: Manning is 14-21 (.400) in his career against the Chargers, Patriots and Colts.

Surging Chargers Extend Bengals Playoff Drought

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 5, 2014

The San Diego Chargers, winners of five straight, delivered the Bengals first home loss of the season. They head to Denver for the third encounter with AFC West rival Denver while the Bengals go soul-searching.

Inside Vegas: Wise Guys Rooting For Patriots, Against Colts

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 4, 2014

Inside Vegas reporter Sean O'Neill previews all four wildcard games, and tells us why the Wise Guys this postseason are rooting for the Patriots, and against the Colts.


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