Football is a simple game. In the truest sense, it’s a game all about numbers. A team has four attempts to surpass 10 yards, the field is 100-yards long and approximately 53 and 1/3 yards wide. Both teams are allowed to line up 11 players at any given time. A touchdown is worth exactly six points no matter how it’s scored, an extra point is worth one or two and a successfully made field goal attempt is worth three points.
Many fans keep up with yardage, touchdowns, sacks, interceptions and several other fun statistics as a measuring stick of how their team and individual players are performing.
At Cowboys Wire, each week the NFC East division performances are reviewed using advanced analytics. In this study advanced stats such as Expected Points Added, Completion Percentage over Expected, Success Rate and more to determine how the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants and Football Team stack up against each other and the rest of the league. It will examine the who’s, what’s and why’s to uncover the hidden science that determine the most important statistic of all, wins and losses.