- Bill Barnwell
The miracle comeback season.
The good news for you is: it has a statistical signature.
After looking at the ten teams with the biggest single-season increases in wins over the past five years, we've found that their dramatic turnarounds have been driven by one (or more) of three statistical indicators; the most powerful indicator of the three has driven half of those turnarounds, including the biggest shifts in each of the past two seasons. And the team most likely to benefit from it in 2010 is one that's off of everyone's radar screen.
In decreasing level of importance, those indicators are:
Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders looked at the ten biggest single-season win increases in the past five years, then determined what factors those teams had in common. There are three factors, and if you apply them to 2010, Donovan McNabb will be happy.