Issue number thirty-six!
An entire newsletter dedicated to the NFL and the Super Bowl. Lots of good nuggets are scattered throughout that you can drop at your watch party. To start, a list of money-related figures, followed by quantifying how close this matchup is, and a sack rate investigation. Rounding it out is a custom NFL interactive ranking slider and a visualization of how the Rushing Crown was won.
This Week's Lineup
11 Money Numbers Behind Super Bowl 56
Two+ handfuls of fun money-related numbers regarding the Super Bowl. I'm shocked that SoFi Stadium reportedly cost $5 billion.
Is This One of the Most One-Sided Matchups of the Past 30 Years?
Short answer is no. Not from a spread perspective. Based on this site's model projections, the Bengals didn't have much of a chance of even advancing this far in the playoffs, which creates the illusion of a mismatch.
Super Bowl or Sack Bowl?
Sure, Burrow takes a lot of sacks because he holds on to the ball long, but how will sacks impact the Super Bowl? Reviews pressure rate of the Rams d-line and shows how this stat is predictive.
Create Your Own Custom NFL rankings
Entertaining slider that can be adjusted for 13 different statistics. It will output your custom NFL rankings after. Give it a try!
Jonathan Taylor Runs Away With The Rushing Crown
A visualization that demonstrates how JT pulled away from the rest of the runnings backs this season.
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