Originally Posted by angryllama
Obviously, my bone of contention with this guy's analysis is that he eventually decides to use his statistical ranking of the Pats after week 12. He is blatantly taking his sample from the Patriots' most productive stretch and subjecting the Broncos' analysis to the same stretch of games. During that stretch Denver played Dallas, KC, Baltimore, Buffalo, Oakland and SD. The Pats played KC, the Jets twice, Buffalo, Miami, and Tampa Bay. There are some obvious similarites in the schedule, but a sample size that small will likely produce more pronounced differences than a larger one would, like say, the whole season. Outliers affect the whole more dramatically. A schedule that includes the Jets twice would pad anybody's statistics. I believe that Denver gave up an entire 12 yards rushing to NY and shut them out 27-0.
HE did say the reason he picked week 12 was because that was the first week the Patriots had all their players back. His stats are based on the healthy Pats versus the healthy Broncos, at least according to what he wrote.