Melvin Gordon Could Break The Heisman's Quarterback Streak

Melvin Gordon's record-breaking shitstomping of Nebraska made it clear this season is the best chance a running back has had at the Heisman in years. Gordon's only the second player to reach 1,900 yards through 10 games since 2000. And his yards per attempt are 2.8 yards better than the other back to reach 1,900 this… » 11/19/14 1:45pm Wednesday 1:45pm

Carolina Won And Then Lost The Game On Two Huge 4th Quarter Plays

Late in the fourth quarter against the Falcons, Cam Newton and the Panthers were driving, down two, when Newton hit his rookie wideout Kelvin Benjamin for a 17-yard gain, taking Carolina down to the Atlanta 32, within field goal range. It represented the biggest gain in WPA for the week—28 percentage points by the… » 11/17/14 1:00pm Monday 1:00pm

Clayton Kershaw Is Great. But Pedro Martinez Was More Dominant.

When Clayton Kershaw is inducted into the Hall of Fame some day, we may well look back on this year as his best. For most batters, their only hope of hitting him this season was to swing at the first pitch hoping for a fastball. As ridiculous as his numbers are, though—a 21-3 record with a 1.77 ERA and 239 strikeouts… » 11/13/14 3:22pm 11/13/14 3:22pm

Drew Brees's Fumble Was The Most Disastrous Play Of Week 10

Drew Brees made several big plays to will the Saints into overtime and give his team a chance at beating the 49ers. But in overtime Brees was sacked and fumbled, which led to San Francisco's game-winning field goal. The fumble was the detrimental play of the week according to data from Brian Burke of Advanced… » 11/10/14 12:36pm 11/10/14 12:36pm

Yeah, Everyone Likes The Hornets More Than The Bobcats

This chart from the Wall Street Journal shows Cleveland, predictably, getting the biggest bump in Facebook likes this offseason after bringing LeBron home. But Charlotte was the only other team to have their likes increase by more than 10 percent, and that's because the Hornets are great, and the Bobcats suck. » 11/07/14 12:55pm 11/07/14 12:55pm

Ole Miss's Fumbles Were The Most Damaging Plays This Week

After last week's tough loss to LSU, Ole Miss once again trailed a ranked division opponent in the fourth quarter. Ole Miss put together some promising drives, but two fumbles prevented the Rebels from retaking the lead and resulted in two of the costliest plays of the week, according to data from fantasy sports app » 11/06/14 4:16pm 11/06/14 4:16pm

Colin Kaepernick's Fumble Was The Most Devastating Play Of Week 9

Week 10 starts in a few hours, so while we can, let's finish cleaning house on Week 9. Down by three with ten seconds remaining, the 49ers were one yard away from the St. Louis end zone and appeared on the verge of victory. But Colin Kaepernick fumbled in what was not only the most detrimental play of this week, but… » 11/06/14 4:13pm 11/06/14 4:13pm

No, Andrew Luck Is Not On Pace For The Best Season In NFL History

There's been a lot written lately about Andrew Luck being on pace to break the single-season passing-yards record. While Luck is having a solid year, to what degree can we attribute these gaudy statistics to his dominance? And how much do his numbers merely reflect the era in which he's playing? » 11/05/14 11:49am 11/05/14 11:49am

Chart: All Of Peyton Manning's Pick-Sixes, By Defender And Distance

Hey, remember that cool chart from last week, visualizing all of Peyton Manning's regular season touchdowns? Well, it missed a few. In belated honor of Peyton's record-setting career throwing touchdowns, here are all the touchdowns he's thrown to the other team. » 10/31/14 2:13pm 10/31/14 2:13pm

Tampa Bay's Overtime Fumble Was The Most Costly Fuckup In Week 8

After receiving the ball to start overtime, Tampa Bay could have ended the game with a touchdown drive. But Tampa tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins fumbled on the first scrimmage play of overtime, and Minnesota linebacker Anthony Barr returned the fumble for a touchdown, which ended the game and gave Minnesota the… » 10/28/14 3:04pm 10/28/14 3:04pm

LSU's Defense Dominated In Critical Situations This Week

Although Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace was shut down through much of Saturday's game against LSU, he had two chances late in the game to lead his team to victory. However, LSU's defense stopped both of Ole Miss' late drives and accounted for two of the most impactful plays of the week, according to data from fantasy… » 10/28/14 2:38pm 10/28/14 2:38pm