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The Denver Broncos will host the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round of the 2012 playoffs on Saturday, January 12, 2013, and we’re breaking down all angles. Today: we break down advanced stats of Football Outsiders. Rankings use Football Outsiders’ regular season DVOA rankings, which take into account every play of the NFL season and [...]

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Published on 01/09/2013 at Wed Jan 09 07:19.   3 Comments
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We all know this weekend is about Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, no matter what each quarterback tells you. But for one second, let’s indulge their insistent “it’s Patriots vs. Broncos” remarks and look at how the Patriots vs. Broncos fare in the eyes of Football Outsiders‘ smarter stats. Remember that negative percentages are good [...]

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Published on 10/05/2012 at Fri Oct 05 09:00.   10 Comments
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BT’s Outsiders Perspective makes its triumphant return, now that Football Outsiders has had a chance to tally a few weeks’ worth of data. Recall that FO uses smarter stats to analyze the effectiveness of NFL teams and players — negative percentages are good on defense, bad on offense and specials. Offense Offensive VOA: 20.8% (6th) [...]

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Published on 09/21/2012 at Fri Sep 21 10:00.   1 Comment
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Breaking down the Denver Broncos‘ second playoff opponent in six years from the Football Outsiders‘ perspective: the New England Patriots. Recall that lower (negative) percentages are good on defense, bad on offense and special teams. DVOA Primer Overall DVOA: 22.5% (4th) Again the Denver Broncos are facing a juggernaut of statistical efficiency, this time against [...]

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Published on 01/12/2012 at Thu Jan 12 17:00.   13 Comments
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Breaking down the Denver Broncos‘ first playoff opponent in six years from the Football Outsiders‘ perspective: the Pittsburgh Steelers. Recall that lower (negative) percentages are good on defense, bad on offense and special teams. DVOA Primer Overall DVOA: 23.7% (2nd) The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most overall efficient teams in the NFL, second [...]

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Published on 01/05/2012 at Thu Jan 05 17:00.   3 Comments
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Breaking down the Denver Broncos‘ opponent from the Football Outsiders‘ perspective. This week: Philadelphia. Recall that lower (negative) percentages are good on defense, bad on offense and special teams. We hope you all had a very merry Christmas, and we wish you a continued happy holidays! The schedule makers certainly didn’t give the Broncos anything [...]

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Published on 12/26/2009 at Sat Dec 26 08:00.   5 Comments
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Breaking down each week’s Broncos‘ opponent from the Football Outsiders‘ perspective. This week: Indianapolis. Recall that lower (negative) percentages are good on defense, bad on offense and special teams. Pass Offense: 49.0% (4th) Rush Offense: 4.4% (12th) The Colts may have the lowest rushing yardage total in the league, but their rush DVOA confirms what [...]

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Published on 12/11/2009 at Fri Dec 11 14:00.   No Comments
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Breaking down each week’s Broncos‘ opponent from the Football Outsiders‘ perspective. Recall that lower (negative) percentages are good on defense, bad on offense and special teams. Pass Offense: 33.6% (10th) Rush Offense: 0.3% (15th) The Giants are known for their punishing running game, but their passing game is underrated, and they will try to attack [...]

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Published on 11/25/2009 at Wed Nov 25 18:50.   13 Comments
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We know some of you are fans of Football Outsiders, as are we, so we’ll be taking a look at the smarter stats behind the Broncos‘ opponent each week to gain some perspective on what to expect — an Outsider’s Perspective. Insanely quick DVOA 101: Recall that on offense and special teams, the higher the [...]

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Published on 11/06/2009 at Fri Nov 06 09:15.   1 Comment
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Every week we take a look at the smarter stats that drive the NFL, focusing on the Broncos‘ upcoming matchup. This week it’s the Baltimore Ravens. Enjoy. (We’re also tweaking the format a bit starting this week to discuss both the Broncos and their opponent.) Broncos Rush Offense: -4.0% (18th) Ravens Rush Defense: -18.6% (6th) [...]

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Published on 10/29/2009 at Thu Oct 29 15:04.   10 Comments
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