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50_Tiger
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Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
http://www.footballoutsiders.com/dvoa-ratings/2018/final-2017-dvoa-ratings

This metric system has produced the two teams in the Superbowl or at least had them in the top 6 teams.

2014 TOP 2 in DVOA: SEA & DEN
2015 TOP 2 in DVOA: SEA & CIN (NE was 6)
2016 TOP 2 in DVOA: NE & DAL (ATL was 3)
2017 TOP 2 in DVOA: NO & LAR (PIT is 3 / NE is 6)

This year the AFC has a statistical advantage. This advantage though is massive. The AFC only has two teams in the top 6 of DVOA, where the NFC has 4.
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Froman
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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
What does DVOA mean, por favor?


50_Tiger
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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
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DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) calculates a team's success based on the down-and-distance of each play during the season, then calculates how much more or less successful each team is compared to the league average. According to Football Outsiders, DVOA "breaks down every single play of the NFL season to see how much success offensive players achieved in each specific situation compared to the league average in that situation, adjusted for the strength of the opponent. ... Football has one objective -- to get to the end zone -- and two ways to achieve that, by gaining yards and getting first downs. These two goals need to be balanced to determine a player's value or a team's performance."[3] There is a separate DVOA measurement for special teams, which "compare[s] each kick or punt to the league average for based on the point value of field position at the position of each kick, catch, and return.


Froman
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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
Thanks!


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Hangover Haven
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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
That's actually a stat...? Some people have way too much time on their hands...


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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
Follow the money brother


50_Tiger
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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
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Follow the money brother


Yep and given this stat essentially removes half the field, improves your odds as well.


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25 Point Lead
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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
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That's actually a stat...? Some people have way too much time on their hands...


football outsiders has some pretty great stuff

I like their per drive stats


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High C
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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
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That's actually a stat...? Some people have way too much time on their hands...


You must not follow baseball.


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WhoDatTigahsTampa
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re: Uhh don't look now but the Saints have the highest DVOA for 2017
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That's actually a stat...? Some people have way too much time on their hands...
Or play fantasy football.


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