Originally written on Total Titans  |  Last updated 11/18/14
During the season, I wrote about how the Titans fared on offense and defense based on starting field position. Now that the year is over, it's time to take a look at the final numbers.For ease of comparison, let's look at offense and defense side by side. Chart? Chart.OffenseDefense # Drives Pct Pts Per Drive Zone # Drives Pct Pts Per Drive 41 23.6% 1.49 1-19 48 27.4% 1.40 48 27.6% 1.10 20 51 29.1% 1.24 66 37.9% 2.17 21-49 59 33.7% 1.56 19 10.9% 2.42 50+ 17 9.7% 4.59 What do we see here? On both offense and defense, starting from the 20 seems like a veritable dead zone. It's counter-intuitive that worse starting field position can yield, on average, better results. It may just be a relatively small sample-size fluke, or it may be reflective that bigger phenomena are skewing the data. The Titans, on par, started with better field position than the defense ended up with. The percentage differences aren't huge, but the Titans had more drives st...
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