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NFL Week 2 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 452 yards and 3 TDs on Sunday - and ended up as the second-best QB on the field. Patrick Mahomes tossed for 326 YDS and 6 TDs.
Other notable performances:

  • Todd Gurley and AJ Green produce 3 touchdowns each
  • Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs combine for 259 YDs

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 452 yards and 3 TDs on Sunday – and ended up as the second-best QB on the field. Patrick Mahomes tossed for 326 YDS and 6 TDs.
Other notable performances:

  • Todd Gurley and AJ Green produce 3 touchdowns each
  • Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs combine for 259 YDs and 3 TDs
  • New Orleans WR Michael Thomas had 12 catches for 89 YDs and 2 TDs
  • Blake Bortles threw for 377 YDs and 4 TDs


This weeks odds and lines

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Heisman Trophy Winner Props: Updated through Week 3

Updated Heisman Trophy odds as we head into Week 4 of College Football. Tua Tagovailoa, Will Grier, Dwayne Haskins, and Jonathan Taylor keep the top 4 spots. JK Dobbins jumps up.

Note: Change column indicates the percentage change in the odds of each player. Positive change

Updated Heisman Trophy odds as we head into Week 4 of College Football. Tua Tagovailoa, Will Grier, Dwayne Haskins, and Jonathan Taylor keep the top 4 spots. JK Dobbins jumps up.

Note: Change column indicates the percentage change in the odds of each player. Positive change labeled in green means the player is getting bet and his odds are lower. Negative change in red means the player’s odds have regressed.



 

Odds provided by Westgate.

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Super Bowl 53 Odds: Updated for Week 3

Key takeaways from week 2:

  • Rams and Jaguars Continue to Soar!
  • Patriots still top contender despite loss.
  • Florida is the place to be with Jaguars, Dolphins, and Bucs each off to 2-0 start.
  • Bills, Cardinals continue to struggle.
  • Giants, Lions, and Seahawks all 0-2 after tough openers.

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Key takeaways from week 2:

  • Rams and Jaguars Continue to Soar!
  • Patriots still top contender despite loss.
  • Florida is the place to be with Jaguars, Dolphins, and Bucs each off to 2-0 start.
  • Bills, Cardinals continue to struggle.
  • Giants, Lions, and Seahawks all 0-2 after tough openers.


Data courtesy of Bovada.

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Super Bowl 53 Odds: Updated for Week 2

Super Bowl 53 Updated odds are here. Biggers movers with lower odds week 2 than week 1 include the Bears, Bucs, Dolphins and Jets, while Chargers, Falcons, Texans and Cowboys all regressed.

And, not surprisingly, the New England Patriots remain the favorite to win Super Bowl 53 at 6/1.

Get this week's game lines here.

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Super Bowl 53 Updated odds are here. Biggers movers with lower odds week 2 than week 1 include the Bears, Bucs, Dolphins and Jets, while Chargers, Falcons, Texans and Cowboys all regressed.

And, not surprisingly, the New England Patriots remain the favorite to win Super Bowl 53 at 6/1.

Get this week’s game lines here.

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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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NFL Player Props: Week 2

 

NFL Player Props for Week Two are here.

Click the Read More link to view the Week 2 player props table.

 

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NFL Player Props for Week Two are here.

Click the Read More link to view the Week 2 player props table.

 



 

 

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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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NFL Week 2 Props: First Head Coach To Be Fired

Every year someone has to be the first to go - so we are bringing you the odds on the first coach to be fired. It's interesting to note that of the seven new head coaches hired this year, only Mike Vrabel is on the bookmaker chopping

Every year someone has to be the first to go – so we are bringing you the odds on the first coach to be fired. It’s interesting to note that of the seven new head coaches hired this year, only Mike Vrabel is on the bookmaker chopping block.


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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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NFL Player Props: Week 2 Thursday Night Football

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Get NFL Week 2 point spread, over/under and money-line odds.



Props and odds provided Westgate

Get NFL Week 2 point spread, over/under and money-line odds.

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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NFL Week 1 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

NFP presents its weekly list of QB, RB and WR stats in sortable table format.

 

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NFP presents its weekly list of QB, RB and WR stats in sortable table format.

 


Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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College Football Props: Heisman Trophy Winner

Updated Heisman Trophy odds. 

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is the most prestigious award given in college football in recognizance of performance which best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.

Note: the blue color text indicates player odds that have improved (been bet) since August while red text shows players whose odds have gotten worse.

Updated Heisman Trophy odds. 

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is the most prestigious award given in college football in recognizance of performance which best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.

Note: the blue color text indicates player odds that have improved (been bet) since August while red text shows players whose odds have gotten worse.


Data provided by Bovada

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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NFL Player Props for the 2018-19 Season : Wide Receiver and Running Back Props / Sacks

This is NFP's unique take on presenting over/under player props.

Use the drop-down menu to sort and compare by WR and RB yards and TD's and defensive player Sack Props. Learn more about how props payout.

For example, is JJ Watt deserving an over/under sack line of 14? This is 2.5 more sacks

This is NFP’s unique take on presenting over/under player props.

Use the drop-down menu to sort and compare by WR and RB yards and TD’s and defensive player Sack Props. Learn more about how props payout.

For example, is JJ Watt deserving an over/under sack line of 14? This is 2.5 more sacks or 17% more than DeMarcus Lawrence.


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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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How Prop Payouts Work

Prop betting is a growing product feature of the NFL betting menu. Prop bets can make up as much as 15-20% of overall NFL handle for online and mobile sportsbooks with a higher hold (profit) than side and total bets.

“Usually on a typical weekend we’ll have props on the Thursday, Sunday, & Monday night games,"

Prop betting is a growing product feature of the NFL betting menu. Prop bets can make up as much as 15-20% of overall NFL handle for online and mobile sportsbooks with a higher hold (profit) than side and total bets.

“Usually on a typical weekend we’ll have props on the Thursday, Sunday, & Monday night games,” said Jay Kornegay, Vice President of Race and Sports Operations at Westgate. “At times, we’ll have props posted on other marquee matchups. Each game will have 10-20 props. Most are on individual players and team props. A small percentage is head to head.”

Interactive Prop Odds Table
The interactive table below will enable quicker digestion of the risk and reward that comes with prop betting.

For example, a -200 line that means for every $200 you wager, you’ll win $100 (plus your $200 original bet amount). While the “plus money” side of the bet means for every $100 you wager, you’ll win $170 (plus your $100 original bet amount). This difference between wager amount on the favorite $200 (-200) and winning amount $170 (+170)on the underdog is called a 30 cent line.

  • Use the drop-down menu to navigate between .20 to .30 to .40 lines.
  • Hover to the Fav (favorite) and Dog (underdog) lines that match your props.
  • Get the Fav and Dog percentage of happening, based on the odds 
  • View the Overround, the estimated profit of the sportsbook and a key measurement in profitability.

Learn more about the technical nature of the Overround here.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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How Teams Records Change by the Month

The Giants dominate October while the Panthers shine in December. In Green Bay, the Pack has winning records in September, October, December, and January, but drop to 50% in November. The Raiders and Broncos steadily decline throughout the season. It could be weather, or playoff situation, or injury issues but the month of the year

The Giants dominate October while the Panthers shine in December. In Green Bay, the Pack has winning records in September, October, December, and January, but drop to 50% in November. The Raiders and Broncos steadily decline throughout the season. It could be weather, or playoff situation, or injury issues but the month of the year seems to have a considerable effect on some teams success. 

Of course, there are teams that are immune like the Patriots and Browns, obviously for different reasons. 

We compiled all NFL records since 2002 by month to create the graph below. You can view the results as either totals or percents. Use the drop down to change teams.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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How the Super Bowl Odds Changed Through the Off Season

Super Bowl odds change as recreational and sharp bettors back their favorite team. This is a look at how the odds to win Super Bowl 53 have changed over the course of the last six months. See how the odds have shifted from post Super Bowl, to the draft and now through the preseason. The

Super Bowl odds change as recreational and sharp bettors back their favorite team. This is a look at how the odds to win Super Bowl 53 have changed over the course of the last six months. See how the odds have shifted from post Super Bowl, to the draft and now through the preseason. The Cardinals have slid from 50/1 in February to 150/1 now, while the Chargers have improved to 16/1 after being posted at 35/1 initally. See how the rest of the teams stand:

Data provided by Bovada.


Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Defense Wins Championships, or Does It?

Over the past two decades, we've seen some absolutely dominant offenses. Who can forget Rodger's 15-1 2011 Packers (560 total points), the Brady-Moss 2007 Patriots (589 total Points), or Manning's swan song with the 2013 Broncos (606 total points). As a result, these teams ended up having some of the best records in football, however

Over the past two decades, we’ve seen some absolutely dominant offenses. Who can forget Rodger’s 15-1 2011 Packers (560 total points), the Brady-Moss 2007 Patriots (589 total Points), or Manning’s swan song with the 2013 Broncos (606 total points). As a result, these teams ended up having some of the best records in football, however none of them won the Super Bowl. The Packers didn’t even win a playoff game.

Bear Bryant’s old adage “defense wins championships,” is based in fact. Super Bowl XLVIII is a perfect case study: The Seahawks dismantled the record-setting Broncos 43-8 in one of the most lopsided Super Bowls in history. The 2002 Buccaneers – featuring defensive stars like Warren Sapp, Derrick Thomas, Simeon Rice, John Lynch and Ronde Barber – allowed only 196 points the entire season and handily beat the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl. An offense led by Brad Johnson and Mike Alstott didn’t light up the scoreboard, but that didn’t matter for the Bucs. 

This graphic allows you to compare the success of a team (wins or losses) to scoring data (points for, points against, or point differential). You can also select a specific team or look at all teams. The colors indicate the divisional rank at the end of each season.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Is Playoff Experience an Indicator of Future Success?

Every postseason, young teams are counted out from contention because they don't have "playoff experience," but does that really matter?

To answer that question we first, we compared Super Bowl wins and playoff appearances. There are 9 teams that have made the playoffs at least 8 times since 2002. All but one of the teams

Every postseason, young teams are counted out from contention because they don’t have “playoff experience,” but does that really matter?

To answer that question we first, we compared Super Bowl wins and playoff appearances. There are 9 teams that have made the playoffs at least 8 times since 2002. All but one of the teams won at least one Super Bowl. The only team missing was the Falcons and we all know how that turned out. 

Secondly, we compared Super Bowl Wins and Playoff Win Percentage. All of the teams that have won the Super Bowl since 2002 have won 50% or more of their postseason games, regardless of the number of playoff appearances they’ve had.

While it may not be the perfect indicator, Playoff Experience is certainly a strong metric for predicting the Super Bowl winner.

The graphic below compares the number of Playoff Appearances and Postseason Win percentage for each team, also indicating whether or not they’ve won a Super Bowl since 2002. Hover over the graph to split into 4 quadrants, revealing the number of teams, and the percent of Super Bowl winners.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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The Last Ten Years of NFL Win Totals Results

Normally Vegas keeps past Win Total odds, lines and results close to the chest. The NFP team has researched and accessed win totals results from the last ten seasons in the NFL. These lines give us an idea what teams consistently beat the season's preliminary over/under line and which ones don't. While Vegas is still

Normally Vegas keeps past Win Total odds, lines and results close to the chest. The NFP team has researched and accessed win totals results from the last ten seasons in the NFL. These lines give us an idea what teams consistently beat the season’s preliminary over/under line and which ones don’t. While Vegas is still extremely accurate, the data does show small cracks which we are examining in a series of articles. Here’s part one: The Overachievers. The full data table is below. 

  • Click on the Team name to see a table of the team’s stats by year
  • Click on the O/U/Push to see a chart of the team’s results by year



  • O/U/Push: The Over/Under record for the given team since 2008. For Example, the Cardinals are 6-3-1:
    • 6 seasons in which the Cardinals won more games than their Over/Under Line
    • 3 seasons in which the Cardinals won fewer games than their Over/Under Line
    • 1 season in which the Cardinals tied their Over/Under Line
  • Mean Wins: The Average number of wins per team since 2008.
  • Mean O/U Line: The Average Over/Under Line per team since 2008.
  • STD DEV: The Standard Deviation of the differences between the wins and over/under lines:
    • Low standard Deviations (Bills, Browns, Patriots) mean that the team’s wins and Over/Under Lines were close together.
    • High standard Deviations (Panthers, Falcons, Texans) mean that the team’s wins and Over/Under Lines were farther apart.
  • Over/Under Line: Predicted number of regular season wins for a team.
  • Over/Under Result: Season Results, O for Over, U for Under, Push for Tie.

Data provided by Bovada

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Teams That Can’t Buy Success – A Look at the NFL’s Longest Droughts

Days before Super Bowl III, Joe Namath famously guaranteed his New York Jets would defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts. His guarantee came true, and New York fans rejoiced. 49 years later, the Jets faithful have had little to celebrate, apart from their postseason win over the Patriots in January of 2011. It's been a

Days before Super Bowl III, Joe Namath famously guaranteed his New York Jets would defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts. His guarantee came true, and New York fans rejoiced. 49 years later, the Jets faithful have had little to celebrate, apart from their postseason win over the Patriots in January of 2011. It’s been a tough go of it, but maybe things will turn around for them soon.

The last time the Browns won their division, it was called the AFC Central, and the year was 1989. Since then, they’ve had only 3 winning seasons.

For most fans, it’s bad news to hear the term Drought and their favorite team in the same conversation. We’ve compiled data on each team, and how long it’s been since their last:

  • Divisional Title
  • Playoff Appearance
  • Playoff Win
  • Super Bowl Appearance
  • Super Bowl Win

Use the drop down menu to change categories.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Wild Card Appearances (2002-2018)

Since the NFL was restructured in 2002, there are four teams that have not played in the postseason as a wild card. The Patriots, Bears, Texans and Buccaneers have either won their division or missed the playoffs completely.

In the same time frame, the Patriots have made 14 postseason appearances. Combined, the Bears, Bucs and

Since the NFL was restructured in 2002, there are four teams that have not played in the postseason as a wild card. The Patriots, Bears, Texans and Buccaneers have either won their division or missed the playoffs completely.

In the same time frame, the Patriots have made 14 postseason appearances. Combined, the Bears, Bucs and Texans have made 10 appearances. 

Amount of wild card appearances is a good metric for the continued strength of a division as a whole. The graphic below displays each division and the number of wild card appearances since 2002. The AFC North comes out on top, boasting five consecutive seasons from 2008-2012 in which they sent at least two teams to the postseason. The AFC East and NFC West each finished with only six appearances.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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2017 Wins and Losses

Following a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 31st 2017, the Cleveland Browns completed their perfect 0-16 season. On the same day, the Baltimore faithful watched in anguish as the Ravens gave up a last-minute touchdown to the Bengals, essentially handing their wild card spot to the Buffalo Bills.

After starting the season with

Following a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 31st 2017, the Cleveland Browns completed their perfect 0-16 season. On the same day, the Baltimore faithful watched in anguish as the Ravens gave up a last-minute touchdown to the Bengals, essentially handing their wild card spot to the Buffalo Bills.

After starting the season with 4 consecutive losses, the Los Angeles Chargers finished the season with 9 wins (and almost nabbed themselves an AFC wild card spot). The 49ers started the season in a similar fashion, but finished on a 5-game winning streak, defeating three playoff teams.

You may not be a fan of any of the aforementioned teams, but the information probably sounded a bit familiar. That’s because wins and losses tend to be the only stats that anyone remembers. The graphic below reveals the wins and losses for each team in 2017, ranked from greatest to least. It also allows you to filter based on divisional and conference games.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Comparing Team vs Divisional Wins

It's no secret that the New England Patriots have pretty much owned the AFC East for the past decade. However, did you know that the rest of the AFC East have averaged fewer than 8 wins in the same time frame? If the goal is to make the playoffs, it certainly helps when the rest

It’s no secret that the New England Patriots have pretty much owned the AFC East for the past decade. However, did you know that the rest of the AFC East have averaged fewer than 8 wins in the same time frame? If the goal is to make the playoffs, it certainly helps when the rest of your division tends to produce losing records. The flip side of the AFC East is the AFC North. The Bengals, Steelers, and Ravens have had many strong seasons, often sending two of the three teams to the playoffs (in 2011, all three teams advanced to the playoffs).

The graphic below allows you to choose a division and a team, and it displays the wins for the selected team vs. the average wins for the rest of the division.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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How Every Team and Division Has Fared in NFC vs. AFC Matchups

In 2018, we'll get to see Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers battle it out on the field for the second - and possibly final - time. Fans have had to wait 4 years since the last matchup because of the NFL's division-heavy schedule. Every season, there are 64 regular-season games in which a team from

In 2018, we’ll get to see Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers battle it out on the field for the second – and possibly final – time. Fans have had to wait 4 years since the last matchup because of the NFL’s division-heavy schedule. Every season, there are 64 regular-season games in which a team from the NFC plays a team from the AFC. Some teams, like the Patriots and Cowboys have fared well in these inter-conference matchups over the past 4 seasons. Some other teams haven’t been so fortunate. This graphic shows the success of teams and divisions over the past four years. Play around with the drop-down lists, and hover over the bars to see the results!



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Success Before and After a Super Bowl Win

After back-to-back 7-9 seasons, would anyone have predicted the Eagles would win Super Bowl LII? Did anyone believe that the Giants would miss the playoffs in the three seasons following the team's win over the Patriots in SB XLVI?

Predicting the success of a Super Bowl winner before the next season begins is far from

After back-to-back 7-9 seasons, would anyone have predicted the Eagles would win Super Bowl LII? Did anyone believe that the Giants would miss the playoffs in the three seasons following the team’s win over the Patriots in SB XLVI?

Predicting the success of a Super Bowl winner before the next season begins is far from an exact science. Unless it’s the Patriots, who will lose a game near the end of the regular season to a less-than-average team, soar through the playoffs and then play in an exciting Super Bowl. Also, there will be a game in there where one of their four running backs scores three touchdowns and it will be against your fantasy football team. Classic Pats. But, if you aren’t a diehard Patriots fan, your team’s season won’t be as predictable.

We decided to take a look at how teams have fared in the three years before and after they won a Super Bowl since 2008. Use the dropdown box to select a year, and hover over the dots to see the results.



Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Visualizing NFL Shutouts Since 2008

Not even a field goal. In the NFL, shutouts are rare and represent domination for the defense and an offense that is in sorry shape. A high placing on the y-axis shows a team who has historically struggled on both sides (Browns). A high placing on the x-axis is a team with a stellar defense

Not even a field goal. In the NFL, shutouts are rare and represent domination for the defense and an offense that is in sorry shape. A high placing on the y-axis shows a team who has historically struggled on both sides (Browns). A high placing on the x-axis is a team with a stellar defense who knows how to score (Seahawks). Strong on both is a team with a great defense but bad offense (Rams).

How has your favorite team fared when it comes to shutouts? Check out the graphic below to find out:


Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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A Comparison of 2018 NFL Draft Grades

Let's imagine for a moment that you're an Arizona Cardinals fan, and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. is your go-to source for NFL information. You were probably a bit frustrated when he gave your team a C+ for their overall 2018 draft grade. You call your neighbor to tell him the bad news, but he tells

Let’s imagine for a moment that you’re an Arizona Cardinals fan, and ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. is your go-to source for NFL information. You were probably a bit frustrated when he gave your team a C+ for their overall 2018 draft grade. You call your neighbor to tell him the bad news, but he tells you that Gennaro Filice of NFL.com gave the Cardinals an A. You hang up the phone, pondering the question: “How can two experts assign such different grades?”

This is just one example of how a reader’s perception of their team can be skewed by the sites they favor. The goal of this data visualization is to compare draft grades from five notable websites (ESPN, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, CBS, and NFL.com) and see just how much their results can vary based on the same information.

Some teams, like the Chargers, stayed consistent across all the sites. Others, like the Saints, proved pretty divisive.
Use the dropdown lists to compare different media outlets. The darker the circle, the greater the grade difference. Play around with the data and see what interesting conclusions you can draw about your favorite team, or your favorite analyst.



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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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