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Anthony Stair, John Neral, Daniel Mizak and April Day
''The factors affecting team performance in the NFL: does off-field conduct matter?''
( 2008, Vol. 26 No.2 )
This paper contains a statistical analysis of the factors that contribute to team wins in the NFL. The variables examined are divided into offensive, defensive, and special teams categories. In addition, net turnovers, penalties, and off-field conduct, as measured by team arrests, are also included as independent variables. The results show that the quarterback rating has the largest impact on team wins followed by field goal percentage, opponent's passing yards per game, and opponent''s rushing yards per game. Team arrests were not found to have a statistically significant impact on team performance.
JEL: Z0 - Other Special Topics: General
Manuscript Received : Oct 31 2008 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 20 2008

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