Peyton Manning: The Ultimate Difference Maker In the NFL


Published: April 17, 2009


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The article begins with a simple premise; if you have two field goal kickers who make 80% of their kicks in a season are they effectively equal. The author proposes that they are not equal based on percentages alone.

He argues that a field goal made from 40-50 yards is more valuable than a field goal made from 10-20 yards. Based on that premise he broke down the career field goals of kickers from various distances and compared what they made/missed versus what the average kicker would have made/missed. 

The argument seemed logical enough and generated positive responses, so this year he decided to apply the same logic to the quarterback position. 

The author basically tries to remove the defensive performance of the team from the win-loss equation, breaking it down in much the same ...

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