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FBO: Numbers Crunching, Week 1

Past preferences give clues on how teams will play in season's opening matchups

Originally Published: September 9, 2009
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders
Troy PolamaluAP Photo/Gene J. PuskarTroy Polamalu is ready for some football. Are you?

Each week, Football Outsiders takes a look at every game on the NFL schedule with a mix of interesting numbers and in-depth statistical analysis. Much of the analysis is based on DVOA, which takes every single play during the season and compares it to the league average based on situation and opponent. DVOA and Football Outsiders' other advanced stats are explained here. Because it is the first week of the regular season, the analysis below is based on 2008 numbers.

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