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Checking the Numbers: Jets-Patriots Game

Hey, Pats fans, I have another post that I and MaPatsFan thought you might be interested in. Excerpt below.

 

On Sunday afternoon, the New England Patriots and New York Jets played a game that had been prefaced by much talk, mainly from the Jets’ side. Given the past fate of teams making similar comments to Kerry Rhodes’ victory guarantee, many people considered the Patriots heavy favorites. Few expected the Jets to repeat their Week 1 success against the Texans. The Jets won a hard-fought, close game, but how did each team look compared to what we would expect statistically? As I did with a few games last week, 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. Soon, I may begin incorporating the 2009 numbers with those from last years, giving a weighting to each game, but that will require some background work that I haven’t completed yet. So, 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 will be acceptable for now.

 

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

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