Here are the day's inactive lists. Enjoy the games, and Go Texans and Dolphins!
His explanation is there: http://www.footballoutsiders.c... (in the middle of his recap of Seahawks-Buccaneers), and it´s well-worth a read. He acknowledges that the size of the sample is still a bit too small to draw a solid conclusion, but in short: most common outcome (8 times out of 30, plus 3 missed makeable FGs), team that lost the coin-toss scoring a FG in the second possession of overtime; team that won the coin-toss went on to score a TD on that first possession, 6/30. It´s true that teams that win the coin-toss had a better record (18-11-1), though. But I´m more convinced by the data he gives about starting field position (only 1 of the winning coin-toss teams started beyond its own 25, average starting field position of losing coin-toss teams is 33.3) and win probability.
Since that was written in week 9, if we add what has happened since: last week, Cincy won the coin-toss, started at their own 20. Baltimore started at their own 44, won with a FG. This week, Baltimore won the coin-toss, started at their own 36 (15-yard penalty on Chicago). Bears started at their own 20, won with a FG. I think it´s an interesting debate.
I don't agree, except in special cases, like extreme wind (and depending on the teams involved).
Just a few years ago, the Lions deferred in overtime against the weak offense of the Bears, and lost on the first possession.
It's still true that the team that gets possession first in overtime wins the majority of games, though it's less than the 65%+ that it used to be. Of course, the sample size is pretty small so far, so use statistics at your own risk.
You don't have to do anything, including play phony-sy football.
As long as you don't let DT go for an easy 80 yards TD on the first overtime play.
Can't wait for Ravens players and ex-players to cry about how the league wanted them to lose and delayed the game.
Ooh yeah. Additionally, I definitely agree with Scott Kacsmar that the best strategy in overtime is to leave first possession to the other team, but most coaches continue to act as if overtime rules hadn´t changed (first score doesn´t win anymore).
And the bears are on field goal range... It's so damn satisfying to see the Ravens fail.
Baltimore failed to score a TD at the 3-yard line. Let´s hope Chicago buries them in overtime, like what happened to the Chargers two weeks ago.
The Steelers made an awesome comeback after playing as ugly as their uniforms.. but I couldn't get over the fact about a half empty stadium at Heinz field. Even during that disastrous McDaniels year which resulted in us drafting Von Miller.. I NEVER saw Mile High that empty.. or empty at all for that matter.
Why are Steelers fans supposed to be the NFL's best? I think that's garbage as evidenced by what I saw today.. still in mid-season.
When you have a Michael Vick and a Riley Cooper setting the curve.. being an ass is not only easy, it's fashionable.
That and having to hear Hines Ward state the obvious while being bored to death by his own words.
Ray Lewis is painfully ghetto in his analogies and enunciations. It would possibly seem that the SEC doesn't do much for educating their future NFL stars. I saw an interview post Auburn vs Georgia... These are supposedly legit universities. These are their most well-known ambassadors.. It kind of makes me feel better about how horrible of a team the CU Buffs are.. great academics first.
Having Ray Lewis on air every week is one of the great tragedy's of the season so far.
Nice to see things stay the same here. Some of the other bronco blogs have been crawling with chief fans all week. Not to say it wasn't entertaining hearing some of their smack talk.
I have to root for him most weeks, because of fantasy football, but I have no doubt that he is a giant douche.
The 49ers are in for a loooong afternoon if they can´t pressure Brees more.
Wait for Ray Lewis and his always trenchant opinion!
He just turned himself into a living legend in that stupid town.
Another conspiracy against the Ravens - ahead 10-0, then a long weather delay, now it's 10-10. Can't wait to hear from Terrell Suggs.
Mr. Elite QB just threw a very stupid pick 6.
Shady McCoy is putting up a great argument for being the biggest douche in the NFL.. http://bleacherreport.com/arti...