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FILE – This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post padding before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch and Visa added to t
The reason for IR is to free up space on the team's 53-man roster if a player has an injury that makes him unable to play for the rest of the season. Once a player is assigned to IR, that player's roster spot is now available on the teams roster. Thi
By this point in the season all NFL teams have injury problems, but some are worse than others. Are there any available measures of the extent of each team's issues? Perhaps the total cap charge for all players who are not suiting up for a given week
My fantasy team uses a playoff system that Bill Simmons suggested a few years ago. In order to study it, I'd like to run Monte Carlo simulations of last year's post-season. To do so, I need to be able to compute the win probability for a pair of team
Let me quote from the rule you have cited. Rule 10, Section 2, Article 1 of the NFL Rules: A Fair Catch is an unhindered catch of an airborne scrimmage kick that has crossed the line of scrimmage, or of an airborne free kick, by a player of the recei
There are only three weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, and while some teams have already secured a playoff berth, many are still fighting for a chance to play deep into January. The Atlanta Falcons punched their ticket by clinching the NFC S
Two teams Head-to-head, if applicable. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four
Why do most coaches save [time outs] till the end of the game? To stop the clock for the possibility of getting the ball back and the opportunity to score, if necessary. An example is from a 2013 wild card game with the Kansas City Chiefs at the Indi
I can speak to athletics/track and field, the sport I sometimes cover. Most events at a professional level and NCAA events at the national level require athletes to pass through a "mixed zone" after competition. This is (usually) a divided space with
It appears that you don't have to declare your intentions to enter the draft. There are certain stipulations in regards to eligibility, though. For example, you can be drafted when you graduate high-school, but if you enter a four-year college, you w