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Filter Play Finder results by individual player

Posted by Mike on August 14, 2013

We've added a new feature to the play finder that you may have already seen around the site: you can now filter search results by particular players. For instance, when looking at 2012 passing on third or fourth down if you click the "View player »" link next to Matthew Stafford, you can view the same results filtered down to just Stafford. You can refine this further by clicking the link next to a particular receiver, so if you want just Stafford's third and fourth down passes to Calvin Johnson, we have you covered. This filter is available for passers, receivers, and rushers, so you can also use it to find something like all Adrian Peterson rushes of 10+ yards in 2012. Links to year-by-year breakdowns are also available under "Rush Plays" and "Pass Plays" on each player's player page passing, rushing, or receiving table.

In other play finder news, we've added play data from the 1999 season to our database if you want to go back and relive the glory days of the greatest show on turf.

3 Responses to “Filter Play Finder results by individual player”

  1. James Says:

    1. That's awesome, that makes this so much better!

    2. Can we get Field Position and Yards to Go ranges like we do for points? I may be weird, but I'm frequently stymied when I want to look at all plays where distance to go is between 5 and 10 yards between the opponents 30 and 40 yardlines. Right now the greater than/less than options don't let me do that.

    It would be especially helpful since the search limits to displaying only 500 plays, so I couldn't even go through and sort on my own after pulling them.

  2. Preston Hamel Says:

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  3. James Says:

    A little OT, but is there anyway to find points per drive in the drive finder? The drive finder gives me score% and yards/drive but I can't find out how to get points/drive.