Conference Championships: Numbers Crunching

Conference Championships: Numbers Crunching

Originally Published: January 17, 2008
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders.com

This week, Football Outsiders takes a look at Sunday's AFC and NFC championship games and applies statistical analysis gathered during the regular season. Much of the analysis is based on DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average), which takes every play during the season and compares it to the league average based on situation and opponent. DVOA and Football Outsiders' other advanced stats are explained here.

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