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Team Owners & Executives

Posted by Mike on September 20, 2013

Thanks to the research of Neil Paine, we now have lists of team executives and owners dating back to 1936, a page for each executive, and owner/executive lists for each team. These lists are complete for active franchises, though we have partial data for defunct franchises as well.

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Drive Finder Play Index Tool

Posted by Neil on September 16, 2013

In case you missed it, here is one of our newest PFR Play Index tools: the Drive Finder. Similar to the Play Finder tool, this will let you find drives for all types of game situations, featuring all drives from 2000-2012. We include a breakdown of average time, yards, plays, points, and even starting position so you can get an idea of the situation behind each drive. Did you know the 2012 Browns average drive started at their own 30.6 yard line with them trailing by 2.8 points? Well now you do! You can also find:

In addition, we have added drive breakdowns to all of the boxscore pages since 2000 which include summaries of offensive performance for each drive (look for the "Drives" section midway through the page above the full play-by-play). Now Patriots fans can relive both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

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Team Travel Maps

Posted by Neil on September 15, 2013

Wondering how far your favorite team has to travel this season? This summer we created some team travel maps highlighting the distances each team has to go to away games each year (back to 1970). Compare the Browns' 6,578 miles traveled (round-trip) with the 28,268 miles Seattle travels in 2013.

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P-F-R Vegas Line Pages

Posted by Neil on September 14, 2013

Recently, we've added Vegas line tables to our team-season pages, which include the spread & over/under of every game, and results straight-up, vs. the line, and vs. the over/under. (This is available for all teams since 1978.)

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Filter Play Finder Results

Posted by Mike on September 12, 2013

We've added a new feature to the play finder - you can now filter results from within the page. For instance, if you're doing a search for 3rd and 4th down passer ratings in the last 5 years and want to ignore the John Hekkers of the world who only have 3 attempts (and a perfect passer rating!), simply click the Filter link next to the table title. filter.png This will bring up a list of all of the columns in that table, which you can use to look for, say, only players who had at least 150 passing attempts. As an added bonus, filtering a table will update the URL so you can link directly to your filtered list.

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P-F-R Player Similarity Scores

Posted by Neil on September 12, 2013

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Player Penalty Logs

Posted by Mike on September 11, 2013

Using the play-by-play data we've added player penalty logs for each season from 1999 to the current season. Look for it in the header just below the ad, next to Splits:

penalties

You can click "Hide declined and offsetting" next to the header to hide declined or offsetting penalties, and you can click on the penalty description to be taken to the play in question in the game's box score.

The three most-penalized players since 1999 in our database? Flozell Adams, Charles Woodson, and Al Harris.

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P-F-R Team Offensive & Defensive Schemes Added

Posted by Neil on September 11, 2013

In case you missed it over the offseason, we now have team offensive schemes & defensive alignments on team pages going back as far as 1957. We've even added team and opponent offense and defense as options on the team game finder tool, if for instance you want to find how teams performed against the 3-4 defense in 2012. Think we have a team's scheme wrong? Help us fix it!

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P-F-R Stat Table SHARE Tutorial

Posted by Neil on September 10, 2013

Here's a 2-minute tutorial on how to embed professional-looking stat tables on your own blog:

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