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  1. Morning links: Gates the trendsetter

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Neil Paine of takes a statistical look at the career of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. Paine calls Gates the second best tight end ever in the NFL behind Tony Gonzalez, a hard point to argue against afte...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Morning links: Highs and lows for Chargers

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Neil Paine of recently published his NFL Elo ratings system, a set of computer power ratings for each team. According to that ratings system, the high point of the San Diego Chargers' franchise was Dec. 31, 2006, and...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Morning links: Rivers and close games

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Benjamin Morris of previews the AFC West from a statistical perspective. Morris calculates the expected wins for the San Diego Chargers in 2014 at 7.9, with a playoff probability at 35 percent. An interesting ...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  4. Redskins middle-of-pack in popularity

    Dan Graziano

    The gang over at ran some numbers on the relative popularity of professsional sports teams, and the Washington Redskins rank 13th in the NFL and fourth in the NFC East. The data is based on Google searches since 2004, and the R...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  5. Cards' popularity hovers near bottom of NFL

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Nate Silver, the founder of, recently ranked the most searched professional sports teams through Google Trends. He did two case studies -- one by league and one overall. Among NFL teams, the Arizona Cardinals...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. How Raiders fare in Google searches

    Paul Gutierrez

    Fandom is such a fickle and subjective thing. Yet our guys at have put metrics on it by equating popularity with the frequency of Google searches done on professional teams. Nate Silver and Ritchie King ran numbers on teams in ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. How Texans fare in Google search rankings

    Tania Ganguli

    Over the past couple of days, has examined team popularity based on the number of Google searches done for professional sports teams since 2004. First, Nate Silver and Ritchie King looked at each league on its own, finding in t...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. Bills rank 26th in Google searches

    Mike Rodak

    Just how popular are the Buffalo Bills? One way to answer that question is to use Google searches. In a blog post published Friday for, an analytics website recently acquired by ESPN, noted statistician Nate Silver compiled Goo...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. What a Google search tells us about Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Nate Silver's blog, which is part of ESPN, has a post Friday morning that views the popularity of professional sports teams through the lens of Google searches. As expected, the Patriots rate near the top of the charts. But ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. Popular? Mets losing ground to Yankees

    Andrew Marchand

    The data folks at put the popularity of the Yankees and Mets under their microscopes. Working off a Quinnipiac poll that said New Yorkers would back the Yankees 59 percent to 37 in a hypothetical Subway Series, FiveThirtyEight tri...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. Super Bowl XLVIII truly a showcase of powers

    Neil Paine

    Broncos-Seahawks is a rare championship tilt between the NFL's top two statistical teams, writes's Neil Paine.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  12. Nate Silver on the U.S. government shutdown

    Nate Silver

    The first preview piece from Nate Silver and the new FiveThirtyEight.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  13. Nate Silver joins ESPN in multifaceted role

    Leading statistician and best-selling author Nate Silver will join ESPN later this year in a multi-faceted role that will include coverage of sports, economics, culture, science and technology on ESPN's website.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  14. Don't bet on Serena Williams' winning the calendar Slam

    Abigail Lorge,

    Think it's a foregone conclusion that Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams will win the calendar Grand Slam? Our bulletproof formula says the odds are stacked against them.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2009
  15. Referee confidential: Upon further review

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Referee Replay Reversals Replay Challenges Replay Reversal Rate Peter Morelli 10 17 .588 Bill Leavy 9 17 .529 Scott Green 9 17 .529 Tony Corrente 8 19 .421 Carl Cheffers 7 13 .538 Jeff Triple...

    Blog | December 11, 2008