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Indianapolis Colts Advanced Stat of the Week: How Exactly Did This Team Win?
The more you look back on the 2012 season, the more ridiculous it is that the Indianapolis Colts won 11 games and made the playoffs.
There's almost no explaining it without resorting witchcraft as an explanation.
The Advanced Stat of the Week this week is Passer Rating Differential.
Passer rating has scores of critics. The most common complaints are that it overvalues completion percentage, it has no opponent adjustment, it has no way of adjusting for game situation, it doesn't value running at all, it doesn't account for sacks or fumbles, it is ridiculously hard to calculate and it was scaled in the 1970s, making it notoriously useless for comparing quarterbacks of different eras.
Other than that, it's great!
Actually, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for passer rating.
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