Packing the Stats: Balanced Offense Performing with Increased Efficiency

There’s no doubt that Green Bay Packers fans have experienced a rough start to the 2013 season. Among losing games to the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals, the Packers have been without a number of key players due to injuries. But, in spite of this, we’re finally starting to see this team come together […]

Packing the Stats: Measuring Success in the NFL, Part 2: Offense

Welcome to Part 2 in the “Indicators of Success” series, in which I look at how strongly certain statistical categories correlate to the success of an NFL team. In the first part, we looked at defensive statistics, but as I concluded in that piece, we were only looking at one side of the coin. Today we’ll examine how well the offensive statistics compare to a team’s success, again using information from the 2011 season.

Packing the Stats: Measuring Success in the NFL, Part 1: Defense

Last week, fellow writer Michael Dulka wrote a post on the Green Bay Packers defense and how signs of improvement should give us hope for 2012. A couple comments were made discussing the relevance of the “Yards per Game” statistic that has so stigmatized last season’s defensive unit.

Packers Stock Report: 2011 End of Season Full Roster Edition

The Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl and there will be no more meaningful football games for the next six months. That’s six months to reflect on how a team that lost twice to the Redskins during the regular season could go on to knock off the mighty Packers in the playoffs and keep rolling […]