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Checking the Numbers: Bills-Patriots Game


Hello, Patriots fans! I have just completed a new post analyzing the box score stats from the game monday night. This post gives an idea of how the defenses and offenses are performing compared to the 2008 season averages. Hope you enjoy!

On Monday night, the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills matched up for a game expected to be an easy win for the Pats. Surprisingly, the Bills held an 11 point lead late in the game, but some Tom Brady heroics combined with an untimely fumble on a kick return did in the Bills for a 12th straight time against New England. There are plenty of recaps out there reviewing the game, but here I wanted to look at this game from my own analytical perspective.

In this post, I took the box score stats from the game and compared how each team did against their season averages from the 2008 season. If it were later in the year, I would compare them against each team’s average so far in the 2009 season. But, since the previous season usually serves as the baseline for predictions going into a new year, I think that analyzing against the previous season’s numbers is perfectly acceptable. Perhaps after week 6 or 7 (maybe 8), I will begin using current season averages as the basis for comparison.

So, anyway, on to the numbers! Below, I have four tables.


To read the rest, please click here.

The views expressed in these FanPosts are not necessarily those of the writers or SBNation.

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