Quote of the day
"There's no consolation for close but we're still optimistic. We just happen to be 0-1 like half the teams in our football league." -- Denver head coach John Fox, after an opening 23-20 loss at Oakland
With the first NFL week in the books now, we have multitudes of data to over-react to. That’s not a factor specific to football, although in football we do have almost a full week to muse over whether an opening outlier performance – good or bad – was just a random outcome, or a leading indicator. Good luck with that!
I posted week #1 sortable stats for FireLeague (the old TSN game) and FanDuel. In each case, these stats are my own calculation, and have not been comprehensively compared with the host site calculations. In fact, neither host site has posted any updated list of points for week #1. I have not yet posted the weekly point summary page – and I may be totally reformatting that report. For now, you can use the sortable stats page, since the YTD stats are equal to the week #1 stats.
Week #1 results for Football Pickoff show unusual balance, with about half of all slates posting positive scores. Congrats to yea with the top score of 529, although he/she came back to the pack by missing two of the last three games, after surging to a big early lead.