NFL Team Needs | 6 NFL Stats Fans and Media Don’t Understand
By Scott Kacsmar, Bleacher Report
Statistics are a powerful tool in aiding fans and the media in their coverage of the NFL. But power often comes with trouble, and statistics can be dangerous when used incorrectly.
Improper stat usage can come in many ways.
There are the stats people place a lot of importance on but are actually not that critical for success.
Sometimes, conclusions are drawn based on a very limited sample size, such as a quarterback’s five pass attempts on fourth down in a season. Completing all of those five plays does not make him the “best quarterback on fourth down.” You need more evidence to support such a claim.