23rd December 2015
PER NFL COMMUNICATIONS:
2015 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 16
CLINCHED: New England – AFC East and a first-round bye
Cincinnati – playoff berth
- NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (at New York Jets, Sunday)
New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
- NE win OR
- NE tie + CIN loss or tie
CINCINNATI BENGALS (at Denver, Monday)
Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:
- CIN win or tie OR
- PIT loss or tie
Cincinnati clinches a first-round bye with:
- CIN win or tie
DENVER BRONCOS (vs. Cincinnati, Monday)
Denver clinches AFC West division with:
- DEN win + KC loss or tie OR
- DEN tie + KC loss
Denver clinches a playoff spot with:
- DEN win + NYJ loss or tie OR
- DEN win + PIT loss or tie OR
- DEN tie + NYJ loss OR
- DEN tie + PIT loss
HOUSTON TEXANS (at Tennessee, Sunday)
Houston clinches AFC South division with:
- HOU win + HOU clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over IND OR
- HOU win + IND loss or tie OR
- HOU tie + IND loss
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (vs. Cleveland, Sunday)
Kansas City clinches a playoff spot with:
- KC win + NYJ loss OR
- KC win + PIT loss
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (at Baltimore, Sunday)
Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:
- PIT win + NYJ loss?
CLINCHED: Carolina – NFC South and a first-round bye
Arizona – NFC West
Green Bay – playoff berth
Seattle – playoff berth
CAROLINA PANTHERS (at Atlanta, Sunday)
Carolina clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
- CAR win or tie OR
- ARI loss or tie?
ARIZONA CARDINALS (vs. Green Bay, Sunday)
Arizona clinches a first-round bye with:
- ARI win or tie
GREEN BAY PACKERS (at Arizona, Sunday)
Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:
- GB win + MIN loss or tie OR
- GB tie + MIN loss
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (vs. New York Giants, Sunday night)
Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with:
- MIN win or tie OR
- ATL loss or tie OR
- SEA win or tie
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (at Philadelphia, Saturday)
Washington clinches NFC East division with:
- WAS win OR
- WAS tie + NYG loss
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18th December 2015
As we work our way back on digitizing older college basketball statistics, we're happy to announce that we now have digitized team and opponent stats for the 1995-96 College Basketball season. This is in addition to the player stats we added a few weeks back.
These sortable tables allow users to easily see that the dominant 1995-96 Kentucky Wildcats led the nation in steals and assists. And that (no shocker here), UNC opponents never took any free throws. Also, let's not forgot about the impact of Keith "The Boss" Closs at CCSU.
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17th December 2015
We just wanted to quickly note that we've added the ability to search by day to the Basketball Reference Player Game Finder in the Play Index.
With this addition, you can now run searches such as:
Now that you know that the Mailman always delivered on April Fool's Day, you can go about the rest of your day.
We hope you enjoy this new addition.
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10th December 2015
Thanks to the research of Sean Burrill, we're happy to announce that we now have complete box scores for the 1984 NBA Playoffs, and mostly complete box scores for the 1983 NBA Playoffs. Previously, these box scores were mostly restricted to player scoring and shooting statistics.
Additionally, 1984 Playoff games are now searchable in the Play Index. For instance, here's a list of triple-doubles in the 1984 Playoffs and most 3-pointers made by a team in 1984 Playoff games.
1983 Playoff box scores are also updated, but not searchable in the Play Index because we're missing some statistics from these games (please contact us if you are able to fill in any of these gaps):
Game 2, Boston at Atlanta: three-point attempts, offensive rebounding, turnovers, steals
Game 2, Milwaukee at Boston: offensive rebounding
Game 2, Portland at Los Angeles: offensive rebounding
Game 3, Los Angeles at Portland: offensive rebounding
Game 3, San Antonio at Denver: offensive rebounding
Game 3, Los Angeles at San Antonio: offensive rebounding
Game 5, San Antonio at Los Angeles: offensive rebounding, turnovers
Game 6, Los Angeles at San Antonio: offensive rebounding, turnovers
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18th November 2015
The NBA season is in full swing so our playoff and MVP probabilities pages are live. The playoff probabilities project the odds a team has of making the playoffs; while the MVP projections show the likelihood a given player has of winning MVP if voting happened today. On the playoff side, it looks like the Rockets and Pelicans are in trouble, while the Suns and Celtics are early season surprises. Sixers and Lakers fans can also track their odds of winning the lottery. Here's more info on how the projections are made and where we get the projected draft order from.
Oh, and as far as MVP goes, Stephen Curry is really really good
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13th November 2015
With college hoops tipping off today, we thought we'd quickly note an offseason addition to our Frivolities section: Historical AP #1 Losses. This table contains the date, score and coaches for every game in which the top-ranked team in the AP Poll lost. Additionally, we have links to the box scores for each of the games since 2010-11, and all of the games which occurred in the NCAA Tournament. We have the arena listed for most of these games, and hope to flesh out that data further soon.
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12th November 2015
With an unprecedented three 8-0 teams tearing through the NFL, we thought it would be a good time to introduce a new frivolity to the site: a list of the last unbeaten team(s) for every season in NFL history (as well as AFL, AAFC and APFA history). The list represents the teams which won the most games before suffering their first loss (not necessarily the last team standing with 0 losses in a given season) and includes playoff games (when necessary). The table includes a link to each teams' first loss (unless you're the 1972 Dolphins, that is), as well as their season record (including postseason) and their postseason result (bearing in mind that the NFL postseason dates only back to 1933). A quick glance at the list shows us that the only team since 2000 to win the Super Bowl after being the last remaining undefeated team was the 2006 Colts. Armed with this knowledge, the Bengals, Panthers and Patriots will surely be rushing to lose a game, A.S.A.P. No need to thank us, though.
We hope you enjoy this new list.
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11th November 2015
We just wanted to make a quick announcement that we've added a table with all player salaries for the 2015-16 season. This data was previously available on player and team pages, but it's now available as a sortable list with the salaries and cap hits for all players in the league season. This data is accessible from our frivolities page.
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30th October 2015
Have you ever had a memory of a specific date from years ago and thought to yourself "Gee, what a wonderful memory. I recall almost everything about that day: the weather, who I was with, the song playing on the radio. But I feel so incomplete because I just can't recall what the NFL standings were on that day." Well, fret over your imperfect memories no longer, because you can now look up the standings through any date or week in NFL or AFL history!
Now you can fully appreciate your fond memories of the Balloon Boy Hoax by creating false narratives such as claiming that this hoax might have ruined the Giants season (5-0 pre balloon boy and 3-8 post). Or you could discover life-affirming facts such as the Bears leading the NFL in scoring differential on the day Mike Ditka was born.
We hope you enjoy this new tool. It can be accessed by hovering over the "boxscores" link towards the right end of the gray bar running across near the top of the page and clicking "Find Standings on a Date."
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28th October 2015
Many of our visitors are interested in information they can use on their fantasy teams. With this in mind, we decided to created a new fantasy index, which you can find here. This index contains links to various tools you can use to win your fantasy leagues. We include scoring for standard leagues, DraftKings & FanDuel.
Here's some of the tools you can access from this new index:
- Sortable lists of the top fantasy players this season
- Find the juiciest matchups with breakdowns of how each defense in the league has fared against quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.
- Identify the best scoring threats by checking out Red Zone passing, receiving and rushing statistics.
- And our newest tool is perhaps the best. We have created weekly matchups pages which will be updated daily for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends. On those pages you can see the average fantasy stats for each player, as well as the averages their opponent for that week has allowed to players at their position. We have also included player snap count data so you can identify which players will have the opportunity to exploit their opponent. The players are then ranked by expected fantasy points for that week based on their averages, their playing time and their opponent's averages allowed. Their latest injury report status is also included. Please note the time stamp we've included on the pages so you know how fresh the injury data is.
- We'd also like to note that we've added targets to our Player Streak Finder tool. Now you can see how rare DeAndre Hopkins' targets streak is.
We hope you enjoy these new tools. As always, please let us know if you have any comments, questions or feedback.
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