Football: FiveThirtyEight says The Jaguars Scored 51 Points; Blake Bortles Had Practically Nothing To Do With It. FiveThirtyEight says Losing Andy Dalton Crushes The Bengals’ Championship Hopes. ESPN on How QBR has measured Rodgers, Brady, and Newton. Blogger Eldorado, via Football Outsiders, on Why 2015’s NFL Scores Are the Weirdest in History.
College football: From Bill Connelly’s Varsity Numbers, On Long Drives.
Baseball: FanGraphs asks How Badly Do the Cubs Need a Starting Pitcher? The Hardball Times offers A Course Correction for Cooperstown. FiveThirtyEight says There’s An 85 Percent Chance The Cubs Won’t Win The World Series Next Year Either. FanGraphs Projects the Rule 5 Selections. Bill James on The Log5 Method.
Basketball: HardwoodParoxysm.com on Believing in Sam Hinkie: One Man’s Manifesto. FiveThirtyEight says The Bulls Offense Still Starts And (Especially) Stops With Derrick Rose. FiveThirtyEight says Stephen Curry’s Bombs Are Too Good To Be True.
Soccer: AmericanSoccerAnalysis on The 2011 Galaxy: Lucky, Good, or Both? StatsBomb asks Are Manchester United and Arsenal Getting Lucky? StatsBomb on Quantifying the Effects of Officiating. American Soccer Analysis on Taking A Chance in MLS Roster Construction.