08/21/2012 07:12 am ET

Breaking Down The Best Of The NFL Stats

If you've been following this space at Grantland for a while now, you've seen a variety of advanced concepts and statistical rules of thumb pop up with regard to measuring football performance. With the season rapidly approaching, now seems like a good time to review those concepts, explain why they work, and apply them to the 2011 season. We've already started with our previews of the 49ers, Dolphins, Buccaneers, and Broncos from two weeks ago, but there are 28 other teams worth considering, too.

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