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Indianapolis Colts Advanced Stat of the Week: Brown or Ballard?

Published by Nate Dunlevy on February 7, 2013
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Vick Ballard is a favorite of Indianapolis Colts fans.

Donald Brown is one of the least popular players in recent Colts' history.

Is there really a big difference between the two?

This week, Advanced Stat of the Week will look at running back success rate. Success rate is one of the most important ways to judge the true effectiveness of a runner. Consider the following hypothetical runners.

Runner A has one 80-yard carry and nine carries for no gain. His stats are 80 yards, 10.0 yards per carry.

Runner B has eight 10-yard carries. Two of his carries came on 3rd-and-15. His stats are 80 yards, 10.0 yards per carry.

Runner C has 20 carries, for four yards each, but all his carries came on 3rd-and-3 or less. His stats are 80 yards, 4.0 yards per carr...

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