NFL Preaseason 2010: Putting Too Much Stock in Scorelines

August 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every year, the preseason is subject to endless analysis, especially by fantasy football owners.
And yet, the final scoreline hardly has anything to do with the regular season.
Wins and losses in the preseason are truly meaningless. If you want proof, just take a look at the 2008 preseason, when the Detroit Lions went 4-0. That was immediately prior to their record-setting 0-16 regular season.
The Indianapolis Colts have not seen a winning preseason record since 2004 and regularly go 1-3 or worse in the preseason. Yet, it would be hard to argue that they are not a top-tier team in the NFL.
Individual player success speaks more than the scoreline. And even then, just looking at the stats may not represent the truth of their skill level.
The game tape is where the story lies. It is in the second-string quarterback's ability to make something out of nothing when he is under heavy pressure.
You can watch a running back's style and see if they shy away from con...

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