Advanced NFL Stats

If you like football and you are a bit of a nerd, you will LOVE Advanced NFL Stats. Author Brian Burke uses stats from the last 8+ years of NFL game play to make some very interesting conclusions.

Here is an excerpt from his latest post on Onside Kicks

With 4 minutes left in the first quarter of last week’s Cardinals-Seahawks game, Arizona’s Neil Rackers booted a short but high ‘pooch’ kick that was quickly recovered by the kicking team. The kick recovery was worth a very considerable +0.12 WP. The Cardinals went on to score a touchdown, taking a 14-0 lead. How smart are onside gambles like this?