Visualizing NFL statistics

Sports statistics. Always so many tables. Juice Analytics takes a more visual approach with their interactive:

Our NFL stats “spike chart” is an easy way to see who’s leading the league in passing, rushing, receiving, tackles, team offense, and team defense. By showing key metrics side by side, you get the full picture of a player or team performance—not just the highlights.

It’s pretty straightforward. Select a category on the top, such as passing or rushing, and then see how your favorite players rank in four subcategories. Each player is represented by his team logo. Roll over a logo to see a player’s numbers as well as how they rank in all the subcategories, highlighted by a white square.

Finally, use the search box to find the player of interest. Matching boxes highlight as you type.

Such a simple idea. Well executed.

[Juice Analytics]

2 Comments

  • Peregrinator October 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Odd that the interceptions column goes from low to high, while all the others are ordered high to low… visually this is deceiving as at first glance it appears that the top two quarterbacks have the fewest interceptions, when actually the opposite is true.

    This seems to be the only place the scales are reversed. I love the way you can visualize stats in context of one another though!

Favorites

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.