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NFL Picks – Week 7

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NFL Picks – Week 6

NFL Rankings – Week 5

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. Dallas Cowboys
  5. Atlanta Falcons
  6. Denver Broncos
  7. Seattle Seahawks
  8. Tennessee Titans
  9. Kansas City Chiefs
  10. Carolina Panthers
  11. Oakland Raiders
  12. Los Angeles Rams
  13. New Orleans Saints
  14. Baltimore Ravens
  15. Cincinnati Bengals
  16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  17. New York Giants
  18. Philadelphia Eagles
  19. Los Angeles Chargers
  20. Minnesota Vikings
  21. Arizona Cardinals
  22. Detroit Lions
  23. Chicago Bears
  24. Washington Football Team
  25. Buffalo Bills
  26. Houston Texans
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars
  28. Miami Dolphins
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. Cleveland Browns
  31. Indianapolis Colts
  32. New York Jets

NFL Picks – Week 5

NFL Picks – Week 4

NFL Rankings – Week 4

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Dallas Cowboys
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers
  4. Green Bay Packers
  5. Atlanta Falcons
  6. Kansas City Chiefs
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  8. Philadelphia Eagles
  9. Baltimore Ravens
  10. Oakland Raiders
  11. Seattle Seahawks
  12. Arizona Cardinals
  13. Tennessee Titans
  14. Denver Broncos
  15. Carolina Panthers
  16. Minnesota Vikings
  17. Cincinnati Bengals
  18. Detroit Lions
  19. New York Giants
  20. New Orleans Saints
  21. Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Miami Dolphins
  23. Chicago Bears
  24. Houston Texans
  25. Los Angeles Rams
  26. Cleveland Browns
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars
  28. Washington Football Team
  29. Buffalo Bills
  30. Indianapolis Colts
  31. San Francisco 49ers
  32. New York Jets

NFL Picks – Week 3

NFL Rankings – Week 2

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. Atlanta Falcons
  4. Arizona Cardinals
  5. Kansas City Chiefs
  6. Philadelphia Eagles
  7. Green Bay Packers
  8. Seattle Seahawks
  9. Washington Football Team
  10. Detroit Lions
  11. Carolina Panthers
  12. Los Angeles Rams
  13. Houston Texans
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  15. Indianapolis Colts
  16. Minnesota Vikings
  17. Dallas Cowboys
  18. New Orleans Saints
  19. Cincinnati Bengals
  20. Baltimore Ravens
  21. Jacksonville Jaguars
  22. Chicago Bears
  23. Cleveland Browns
  24. Tennessee Titans
  25. Oakland Raiders
  26. Miami Dolphins
  27. New York Giants
  28. San Francisco 49ers
  29. Buffalo Bills
  30. Denver Broncos
  31. Los Angeles Chargers
  32. New York Jets

NFL Picks – Week 2

Triggered – a look at the LSU judge sentencing paper

StatsbyLopez

One of the reasons I love the application of statistics to sports is the unique ways in which sports can help us better understand human behavior.

I was thus excited to read** a working paper out of LSU’s Ozkan Eren and Naci Mocan that looked at how the sentencing of Louisiana judges in juvenile court varied given the performance of the state’s favorite football team, the LSU Tigers. The paper can be read here – alternatively, check out SB Nation’s summary here.

Using regression-based approaches on court decisions between 1996 and 2012, the authors write:

We show that upset losses of the LSU football team increase disposition (sentence) length imposed by judges, and that this effect persists throughout the work week following a Saturday game. On the other hand, losses of games that were expected to be close contests ex-ante, as well as upset wins have no impact. We…

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