- Aaron Schatz
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. Since it is still early in the regular season, this week's notes are a combination of 2008 and 2009 statistics. Remember that the 2009 numbers are still based on a very small sample size and do not include opponent adjustments yet.
Football Outsiders uses its unique metrics to preview key aspects of every NFL game in Week 3. Among the unlikely discoveries: The Raiders and Redskins should spread the field and throw, while the Pats are built to stop the Falcons' best running plays.