Week 13 of the NFL season and what have we learned so far? There is no more relevant metric than turnovers and to put it simply, if you turn the ball over you’ll lose the game. Or as former Dallas Cowboys lineman Dave Widell has said, “Turnovers are like ex-wives. The more you have, the more they cost you.”
Proponents of football analytics believe there’s a fairly strong correlation between turnover differential and winning percentage, namely that 44% of the variation in a team’s winning percentage can be explained by their turnover differential. And this past Sunday, the Chargers lost the turnover battle when Philip Rivers threw two untimely interceptions, one of which was returned for a defensive touchdown. Consequently, the Chargers lost the game to the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Final Score: Captain Fear – 28, Boltman – 21
There’s another truism in the NFL and that is…if your team has a squad of hot cheerleaders, you’re going to have a great day regardless if you win or lose. And yeah, I had a great day!
Well…the season is winding down and for some teams, it’s winning time…the final push for the playoffs. And for others, it’s time to evaluate players, coaches and staff for next year. There’s only four weeks left in the regular season and the Chargers are barely alive in the playoff hunt. With a 5-7 record, they’re the 12th seed and need to improve six places in order to make the postseason. Unfortunately, the three other Western Division teams are among the top six seeds and it is not likely that the Chargers will be able to overtake any of them. Oh well.
So let’s begin this week’s coverage of the Hottest Dance Team in the NFL with the Captains: Bridget, Teran, Marissa, and Delani.