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How Does the NFL Rate Passers? (UMAP)

Roger W. Johnson


Mathematics Topic:
Linear Algebra
Application Areas:
Fitting by least squares, elementary perturbation theory
Prerequisites:
Differentiate polynomials and perform basic matrix manipulations.

| ©1998 by COMAP, Inc. | Tools for Teaching 1997 | 22 pages |


With this module, the student will se that the NFL rating is a weighted average of the following: percentage of pass completions, percentage of touchdown passes, percentage of interceptions, and average gain per pass attempt.

Table of Contents:

BEST CAREER NFL RATINGS

A SIMPLE APPROACH TO UNCOVERING THE RATING FORMULA

A LEAST-SQUARES APPROACH TO UNCOVERING THE FORMULA

MODELS AND EXTRAPOLATION

CONCLUDING COMMENTS

SOLUTIONS TO THE EXERCISES

REFERENCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR