Stats That Don't Lie

The Dude Abides: The Stats That Don’t Lie, Introduction

I never keep a scorecard or the batting averages. I hate statistics. What I got to know, I keep in my head. 

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There are some stats that are meaningful, and there are some that ain't (the blood alcohol content of a Raider fan, for instance).

I'd like to bring you each week the stats that matter.  These are the stats that don't lie. These aren't your QB ratings or your road/dome winning percentages.  No way.

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The Dude Abides: The Stats That Don’t Lie, Week 1

Statistics are like women; mirrors of purest virtue and truth, or like whores to use as one pleases. 

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There were 16 games played in Week 1.   Here's the big picture with respect to Turnovers, Time of Possession, 3rd Down Efficiency, and Field Position:

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