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AFC South Advanced Stat of the Week: Indianapolis Colts

Published by on May 18, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

I love advanced football statistics.

Often fans and analysts use "the eye test" as a way of justifying their own unfounded biases. Stats don't replace a solid understanding of the game, but they tend to root out falsehoods.

This week's advanced stat is among the more controversial I'll cover. DVOA is the primary stat of the FootballOutsiders. It stands for Defense Adjusted Value Over Average. It creates a per-play percentage of how much better or worse a player or team is than average. The stat is expressed as a percentile with zero percent serving as a baseline: a player over zero on offense is more valu...

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