Match Up Pages Are Back

One of the least well-known features on this site are the Match Up pages. They're a one-stop shop for comparing all the relevant stats between upcoming competitors. I created the pages originally as just a tool for myself, needing a quick and easy way to research the numbers for my posts at the NY Times and Washington Post.

There are tables to compare each team's conventional rate stats, offensive and defensive advanced stats, and offensive and defensive player stats. Unfortunately, it's quite an eye chart, so unless you're familiar with the stats and the tables, it might just seem like a wall of numbers.

You can get to them by clicking on the upcoming games in the scoreboard banner above, or you can always navigate to them directly at this address.

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6 Responses to “Match Up Pages Are Back”

  1. Anonymous says:


    I think the match-up page is great. Please put a link for the match-up page somewhere!

    It's funny because you wrote a whole post about how you weren't publicizing the match-up pages enough. But 75% of the time the box scores at the top take you to the game results not the match-up pages.

    I'm not going to exaggerate ... it's not that hard .. I just have to search the site for 'match-up' and then click through .. but it'd be easier if there was just a link to the match-up home page.

    I'm not going to exaggerate,

  2. Brian Burke says:

    Done. It's under 'Stats' in the menu. I could swear I added that months ago!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is news to me, and I'm a regular reader.

    Is there any way to show one team's offense next to the other team's defense (a la when team X has the ball, you see team X's offense and team Y's defense)?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Brian are you not doing the thing where you rank all the teams anymore? I thought it usually came after the last game of the week.

  5. Sampo says:


    One week of NFL action does not give us enough data. Usually the predictions come around week 4.

  6. Nick says:

    First off, your site is absolutely amazing and the first time I read through that sidebar of top posts it blew my mind. Thank you so much for making such a great website.

    Just thought you should know that on the match-up pages, many of the hypertext descriptions of the names of the stats are missing or attached to the wrong column. For example, in the team efficiency chart, offensive passing EPA is labeled "tackle factor" and pass WPA is labeled "success rate"

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