The Green Bay Packers as a team started off this season very slow, the same can be said for Eddie Lacy. The 2014 season saw Lacy take a step forward from what was already a pretty good 2013, but it didn’t come easy nor did it come right away. While it took the Packers 4 […]
Packing the Stats: Rushing to Conclusions Follow-Up
In response to the low yards per attempt by Alex Green last weekend, we had some good discussion in the comments regarding my statistical research on how the rushing game affects the success rate of NFL teams in the past ten years. The data seemed to show that the number of attempts had a higher correlation with winning than average yards per attempt.
Packing the Stats: Rushing to Conclusions
After Sunday afternoon’s 30-20 victory by the Green Bay Packers over the St. Louis Rams, I listened to Jason Wilde’s weekly appearance on ESPN Wisconsin’s radio show “Pack Attack.” The conversation immediately dove into a debate between Wilde, Bill Johnson, and Homer about the effectiveness of Alex Green’s rushing attempts. While he made 20 rushing attempts the entire game, Green only netted 35 yards for a 1.8 yards per carry average. His longest run was for 15 yards.