1- Data Analytics and Visualization in American Football (NFL, CFL, NCAAF)
Progression of leaguewide passer rating in the NFL since stats first started being recorded in 1932 until 2020
Raw data is here. All data sourced from Pro Football Reference.. You can find out what passer rating is and how to calculate it here.
2- Positions of NFL Hall of Famers
3- Top 20 all-time in NFL Sacks per game
Source: pro football reference
Data: The data in my source isn’t in a sacks-per-game format, I worked with the data in excel to get that info, as part of a larger project I’m working on where I created a new metric called the Sack Index
Note on current players: this chart has an abundance of current players because many of these guys are in their prime. It’s extremely likely that they will all move down the list as they age. For example, we are starting to see J.J Watt move down the list. In Deacon Jones last 4 seasons he averaged under 0.4 sacks per game. Guys like Chandler Jones, Myles Garrett, T.J. Watt will likely not sustain their current rates, but they are beasts right now and deserve the spot they are in.
4- Frequency of NFL team total wins after starting the season 0-3
Source: Pro football reference
11% of 3-0 teams have won the Super Bowl
75% of 3-0 teams have gone the the playoffs
The average win total to end the season is 10.7 (11.4 adjusted to 17-game season) for a 3-0 team.
Here is the frequency of win totals for teams to start the season 3-0.
5- Using machine learning methods to group NFL quarterbacks into archetypes