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Peyton Manning: The Ultimate Difference Maker In the NFL

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

This article is the summarizing of a blog I read this morning.   You can read that blog in its entirety at http://www.pro-football-reference.com/blog/?p=1808

 

The article begins with a simple premise; if you have two field goal kickers who make 80% of their kicks in a season are they effectively equal. The author proposes that they are not equal based on percentages alone.

He argues that a field goal made from 40-50 yards is more valuable than a field goal made from 10-20 yards. Based on that premise he broke down the career field goals of kickers from various distances and compared what they made/missed versus what the average kicker would have made/missed. 

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