Branden Oliver Is San Diego's New, Improved Darren Sproles

The Chargers looked stacked at running back before the season started. Ryan Mathews would lead, Danny Woodhead would find some carries and work as a frequent pass-catcher, and Donald Brown would do... something—So nice to have you, Donald! By Week 5, Mathews, Woodhead, and Brown were sidelined by injury. That's fine,… » 10/23/14 4:55pm Yesterday 4:55pm

Peyton Manning's 510 Touchdowns, Visualized By Distance And Receiver

Here's a sleek-looking chart of Peyton Manning's 510 career touchdowns, put together by data artist Max Einstein at You'll want to expand the image or view the full-sized version on his site—it has every TD pass listed chronologically, displayed by distance, and includes clusters for each receiver… » 10/21/14 1:04pm Tuesday 1:04pm

Oklahoma's Kicker Was The Most Disastrous College Player This Week

Down 31-24 early in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight threw a touchdown pass that brought the Sooners one point within Kansas State. But kicker Micheal Hunnicutt's extra point was blocked. The Sooners later failed to take the lead when Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal with about four… » 10/20/14 4:37pm Monday 4:37pm

But No, Seriously, What The Hell Are The Lakers Doing?

On Wednesday, we took a very brief look at how the Lakers are actively sabotaging themselves. Last night, they lost 119-86 to the Jazz, who suck, and furthered some of their deliberate bad tendencies. A couple new humiliating charts came across Twitter since our first post, so why not throw it in reverse and back over… » 10/17/14 9:55am 10/17/14 9:55am

The Jets Invented A Whole New Way To Lose Last Night

One of the new jack football axioms is that you run when you win, not win when you run. It's insulation against the backwards idea that successful offenses are built around a dominant running game, and more of a guideline than a hard truth. Leave it to the Jets to stretch even benign football wisdom to its breaking… » 10/17/14 9:12am 10/17/14 9:12am

How The Cowboys Have Made The Most Out Of Ex-Bust Rolando McClain

Remember Rolando McClain? The star Alabama linebacker the Raiders took with their first pick in 2010, hailed as a surprisingly wise move by then-owner Al Davis? The guy who was, naturally, a huge bust because the Raiders can't have nice things? Well, he popped up on the Cowboys this season playing a competent middle… » 10/16/14 4:20pm 10/16/14 4:20pm

The NFL Coaches And Quarterbacks Who Get The Most TV Screentime

Here's a simple question: In between the very little football played in an NFL game, who gets shown on TV the most? Usually, it's the coach and quarterback—but the Wall Street Journal went through two games for every team this year and ticked off which coaches and quarterbacks get the most screentime. » 10/16/14 12:20pm 10/16/14 12:20pm

Chart: Relief Pitchers Earning The Most Postseason Decisions In 50 Years

This chart from yesterday by High Heat Stats MLB shows decisions are being earned by relievers in these playoffs at the highest rate since 1964. Since the playoff sample pool has grown over time (championship series started in 1969, division series started in 1995, and wild card started in 2012), this sort of outlier… » 10/16/14 11:37am 10/16/14 11:37am