Posted by Neil on August 29, 2012
Thanks to a lot of hard work by our programmer Mike Kania, Pro-Football-Reference is proud to introduce the PI Play Finder, which allows you to query play-by-play data from every NFL game since 2000. Here are a few of the things you can use this tool for:
- Event Searches. Example: Find all playoff plays (2000-11) on 3rd/4th down and 11+ yds to go that ended in 1st downs
- Team Play Searches. Example: Find every 3rd-and-short run by the Eagles in 2004
- Aggregate Stat Searches. Example: Eli Manning had the most yards of any QB in the 4th quarter last season
- Team Aggregate Searches. Example: Tennessee had a league-high 194 pass attempts on 3rd down last year
...You get the idea. With this feature, you can find events and calculate splits where the only limit is your imagination.
So enjoy the new Play Finder, and as always, let us know via email if you find any bugs or have any suggestions.