Data Analysis Shows Oakland Raiders Dominate the Denver Broncos
Damali Binta – Mar 12, 2012Dennis Allen was on the coaching staff of the Denver Broncos. When he was hired by Reggie McKenzie, many of us thought that the data for the Denver Broncos consistently overshadowed that of the Oakland Raiders. This is not the case.
The head-to-head data clearly shows that the Oakland Raiders have dominated the Broncos 59 times. The Broncos have lost to the Raiders 42 times. They have encountered each other on the playing field a total of 101 times.
A chart of total wins for the Broncos and the Raiders can be viewed if you click on the chart.
There are many variables involved in the selection of a head coach. Certainly, the performance record and the head-to-head data should be a part of the basis for some decisions. Quite frankly, near the time there was a 59-14 victory for the Oakland Raiders when they smashed the Broncos, there was a lot of data showing the Raiders outranked the Broncos. That victory was not that long ago.
At that time, the research shows that the Raiders ranked above the Broncos in average rushing offensive rank, average rushing defensive rank, average receiving defensive rank, and average punting stats rank. Let's conjecture that the Oakland Raiders did it once, and they can do it again. The Raiders can smash the Broncos, even with the drastic personnel changes. One thing is certain. Dennis Allen needs to prove to himself and to the Raider Nation that Reggie McKenzie selected the right man for the job.
Dennis Allen will have about four years to maintain the pattern in the head-to-head data. At this time, that data does not support his selection to be the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. This comment is made because you would think that a selection of a coach from a team that is perceived to be immeasurably stronger than the Oakland Raiders would be a better basis for an employment decision.
The Raiders have also outranked the Broncos, at one time in the past, in average returns stats rank and average kicking stats rank.
Since discipline and consistency have been emphasized by Allen in his interview on NFL Radio, Sixius XM, Channel 88, it is assumed that he will reduce the awful number of penalties that come against the Oakland Raiders. Data from Fox Sports shows the Raiders with 148 penalties and the Broncos with 98 in a past assessment.
The Raider Nation will certainly concur with the tally of penalties, although most fans enjoy smash-mouth football which is the traditional style of the Oakland Raiders. Foolish penalties and personal penalties have to be reduced in order to avoid losses of yardage. At one time, a report showed that the Raiders gave up 1216 yards because of numerous penalties.
It's a new day for the Oakland Raiders. The culture of the team will definitely change. The hope is that the Oakland Raiders will maintain some of the persona of the Autumn Wind poem that has been the theme song of the historical and talented team of the past.
Data analysis often reveals hidden facts about a situation. It is clear that the Raider Nation must trust the decisions of Reggie McKenzie and the ability of head coach Dennis Allen to develop a team capable of going to the playoffs and eventually to a Super Bowl.
Time will tell.
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