You’ll notice a change to the spreadsheet this week. I added a “Last 4” column for each position, detailing what defenses have done against the specific position in their last four games. This compared to the overall season numbers will give you an idea if the team is getting better or worse, further helping out when making lineup decisions.

Week 11 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Week 10 2009 NFL Matchup BreakdownsTurns out I had the Redskins’ road splits screwed up all season because of a formula error. It is now fixed. Thank you to ZoneBlitz for pointing out the error.


Latest spreadsheet is attached…

Week 9 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Now’s another good time for clarifications of how the spreadsheet is put together due to the Saints running back situation. The No. 1 RB is determined on a game-by-game basis based on who gets the most touches (carries + receptions). On Monday night, even though Pierre Thomas caught a score and ran one in, he finished with one touch fewer than Mike Bell, so Bell’s stats were those of the No. 1 back, while Thomas and Bush combined for three touchdowns as No. 2 backs. Hence, Atlanta’s numbers against No. 2’s got much worse, while you could argue those against the No. 1’s should’ve been impacted. However, for consistency sake I need to have some sort of ground rules, so this will have to stand as is.

Week 8 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns