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Robert Griffin III Will Reportedly Enter NFL Draft

While the college football bowl season is on hold today because of the scheduling arrangement with the NFL, it appears junior Robert Griffin III will depart Baylor for the NFL. If the report is true, than the amazing run you see in the video above from Baylor's 67-56 win over Washington in the 2011 Alamo Bowl, is some of the last footage available of Griffin playing college...
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January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Wins AFC East 2011 Regular Season Positive Impact Factor

After the 2011 NFL regular season, Tom Brady leads the Positive Impact Factor standings (what's this?) for the AFC East. Check back to see how he did in the AFC and among all the NFL quarterbacks. Here's the 2011 AFC East PIF Standings (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets): 1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots: 47.8 (53.2) 2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

LSU vs. Alabama BCS National Championship Hype Video

The 2012 BCS National Championship Game between LSU and Alabama is just 22 hours away. I'm taking a break from posting Positive Impact Factor numbers from the NFL to put up this hype video for the national championship game. But if you aren't tired of PIF data just yet, here's the one I put up on LSU and Alabama's defensive PIF.
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January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Tony Romo Wins 2011 NFC East Positive Impact Factor

Tony Romo won the Positive Impact Factor (what's this?) for the NFC East this season. However, it's Eli Manning, who finished third during the regular season, who is in the playoffs. Here's the 2011 NFC East Positive Impact Factor Standings (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets): 1. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys, 42.8 (50.5) 2. Michael Vick, Philadelphia...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers Wins 2011 NFC North Positive Impact Factor

Aaron Rodgers won the 2011 NFC North Positive Impact Factor (what's this?) standings by a landslide. That's not really surprising given the number he put up was outstanding. Here's the 2011 NFC North Positive Impact Factor Standings (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets): 1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, 65.6 (67.2) 2. Matt Stafford, Detroit...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Drew Brees Wins 2011 NFC South Positive Impact Factor

Drew Brees won the 2011 NFC South Positive Impact Factor (what's this?). This was one of the toughest divisions in the NFL to win in terms of how well quarterbacks performed using the PIF. Here's the 2011 NFC South Positive Impact Factor Standings (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets): 1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, 51 (57) 2. Cam Newton, Carolina...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Smith Wins 2011 NFC West Positive Impact Factor

Alex Smith won the 2011 NFC West Positive Impact Factor (what's this?). As you'll see below, it was a landslide victory. Here's the 2011 NFC West Positive Impact Factor Standings (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets): 1. Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers, 45.4 (52.3) 2. John Skelton, Arizona Cardinals, 24.1 (30.6) 3. Tarvaris Jackson, Seattle...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers Wins 2011 NFL Regular Season Positive Impact Factor

Aaron Rodgers had the highest Positive Impact Factor (what's this?) rating in the NFL for the 2011 regular season. In fact, Rodgers' 65.6 PIF was the highest regular season NFL PIF I've calculated going back to the 2000 NFL season. Cam Newton had the highest rookie PIF since Matt Ryan in 2008, who edged Newton out by 0.1 with a 47.6. Newton's 47.5 PIF is still the...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Eli Manning Wins 2011 NFL Playoff Positive Impact Factor

Eli Manning helped the Giants win the Super Bowl this past season but over the course of the playoffs, he was also the top rated quarterback in the Positive Impact Factor (what's this?). Here's how all the playoff quarterbacks ranked (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets): 1. Eli Manning, New York Giants, 61.4 (63.5) 2. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Positive Impact Factor, Week 4

It's time to update the NFL Positive Impact Factor through four weeks of the 2012 NFL season. There was plenty of movement this past week, except at the very to where Matt Ryan still leads the pack. It is important to remember to think of these numbers as averages which will adjust as the season progresses. Here's the standings so far: 1. Matt Ryan, ATL, 69.7 2. Matt Schaub...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Positive Impact Factor, Week 6

It's time to update the NFL Positive Impact Factor through six weeks of the 2012 NFL season. A rookie QB has claimed the top spot (rookies are in bold on this list) this week. As you can see from the video above, Robert Griffin III had a pretty big impact on the Redskins' win over the Vikings this past week. Here's the standings so far (movement in brackets): 1. Robert...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Positive Impact Factor, Week 10

It's time to update the NFL Positive Impact Factor through 10 weeks of the 2012 NFL season. Tom Brady has taken over the top spot this week from rookie QB RGIII (rookies are in bold on this list). There was also plenty of movement in the Top 10 this week. Here's the standings so far (movement in brackets): 1. Tom Brady, NE, 63.3 (up 2) 2. Robert Griffin III, WAS, 60.7...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Positive Impact Factor, Week 12

Now that all the Thanksgiving leftovers have been polished off, let's take a look at the updated Positive Impact Factor standings through Week 12 of the 2012 NFL season. Tom Brady retained the top spot that he took over from RGIII back in Week 10. However, the rookie is not far off Brady's pace. Here's the standings so far (movement in brackets, rookies in bold): 1...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Positive Impact Factor, Week 14

Tom Brady stayed at the top of the list with a great outing against the Texans on Monday Night Football. Brady has been the leader since Week 10 and has been able to hold off Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III. However, both are within striking distance of the all-time PIF (since 1992) season mark set by Aaron Rodgers last season (67.2). The Top 5 did not see any changes since...
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December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds is 2012 FBS Regular Season Positive Impact Factor MVP

Navy freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds is the 2012 Positive Impact Factor (PIF) regular season MVP. Reynolds is also the PIF Freshman of the Year. Reynolds posted a 72.1 PIF during the season for Navy, not far off the pace Ricky Dobbs had for Navy with a 73.9 in 2009. Reynolds had 18 TD and just 5 turnovers for Navy this season while throwing an interception on just 2.4% of his...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Wins 2012 NFL Positive Impact Factor MVP

Robert Griffin III helped the Washington Redskins win the NFC East for the first time since 1999 this year with his dynamic play at the quarterback position. Griffin led the league as a rookie in both pass yards per attempt (8.14, only player over 8) and rush yards per attempt (6.8, Adrian Peterson & C.J. Spiller were the only other players with at least 6 yards per attempt at...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Positive Impact Factor: Case Studies From 2012

College Football is back as of today, which is awesome. Yesterday, I used the Positive Impact Factor in a space I hadn't yet published, College Football News, to provide a couple of case studies from 2012 as well as an explanation of the rating system. I picked Air Force-Hawaii and Kansas-Texas Tech as examples of interesting games where the traditional Passer Rating lets...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Foles Wins 2013 NFL Regular Season Positive Impact Factor MVP

Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles went from worst to first in the NFC East this season. Foles was worst amongst NFL rookies last season (and 32nd of 36 ranked quarterbacks) with a Positive Impact Factor rating of 28.8. This season, Foles turned in a league-best PIF of 62.9. Under Chip Kelly, Foles’ negative plays fell eight percent while his touchdown production soared from...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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