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Football Outsiders Stats Explainer

Originally Published: October 25, 2007
By Aaron Schatz | FootballOutsiders.com

PRIMARY STATS

DVOA: The main statistic used by Football Outsiders, DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average), breaks down the entire season play by play, comparing the success on each play to the league average based on a number of variables, including down, distance, location on field, current score gap, quarter and opponent quality.

While it can be used as a measure of total team performance, it differs from other power ratings found throughout the Web because it can be ...

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