Expected points and EPA explained
Looking at how ESPN's new play-by-play metric works
Let's start with what seems like a pretty basic question: Which team has the best offense in the NFL? How about the best defense? Special teams?
Although opinions on these matters can vary wildly, the objective statistical measure of these aspects of football has usually been something that relies on yards. The league's offenses are ranked by which teams averaged the most yards per game; the defenses are judged by who allowed the fewest yards per game.
But, as most experienced ...
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