NFL

September 15, 2017

Thursday Bright Football (Week 2): It’s Time To Talk About the Cincinnati Bengals

By Derrik Klassen Week 2 of the NFL season kicked off with a slop fest. The Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals squared off in a pseudo-elimination game. Both teams lost their Week 1 game, and Setting the Edge’s very […]
September 14, 2017

Contextualizing the Run: Offensive Run-Game Win Percentage

by Ryan Keiran Running isn’t for chunk plays. Let your passing game do that for you. Analysts and fans love to say that teams “Need to establish the run to set up the pass” and while that’s true, the phrase […]
September 13, 2017

The Update: Week 1

The Update is a series of adjusted statistics used to measure the efficiency of NFL teams relative to the average team. Positive numbers will always mean a good thing for a given team, offensively or defensively, while negative numbers will always […]
September 12, 2017

Week 1 QB Spotlight: Reviewing Every Pass Play in DeShone Kizer’s Debut

The Browns have never had a viable QB in my lifetime, and the state of their franchise has always looked rather grim for the majority of it as well. However, in this new regime with Sashi Brown and his analytical […]
September 12, 2017

2017 Week 1 NFL Rizzi Standings

After a long summer, we’ve finally made it through the first slate of NFL games. That means we’re less than a week away from eliminating teams from eliminating at least three teams from playoff contention. Each week, Setting the Edge […]
September 10, 2017

Overpaying Mediocre Quarterbacks: Are There Alternatives? An Analytical Dive into Quarterback Performance Value

David Kang We’ve heard it ad nauseum to this point. “In today’s NFL, the QB is paramount to team success, and you’re not going to get anywhere without a good QB.” With new rules that make passing easier than ever […]
September 9, 2017

Thursday Bright Football (Week 1): Kansas City’s Shovel Option and Overreacting to Brady

Kansas City’s Shovel Option The season kicked off on Thursday with a 15-point Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots. Since quarterback Tom Brady reclaimed his job from Matt Cassel, the Patriots have only lost four games by […]
September 8, 2017

The 0-2 Nail in the Coffin and Your Team’s Odds to Get There

Since 2009, 62 NFL teams have gone 0-2 to start the season. Of those 62 teams, only five (8.06 percent) have made the playoffs. Two of those teams (2014 Indianapolis and 2015 Houston) played in the lowly AFC South and […]