Quarterback streaks

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Mike Bostock, Shan Carter, and Kevin Quealy for The New York Times explore quarterback streaks in the National Football League since 1970. The longest streak for each team is highlighted yellow, and you can search for your favorite players either by mousing over streaks or via the dropdown/search menu.

Be sure to also check out the chart iterations of the interactive. First, a couple of bar graphs in R for a visual summary, and then 17 sketches later, out comes the finished product.

I’m surprised that many of the longest streaks took place in the 1970s and 1980s. You’d think with today’s rules, there’d be more in the latter half of the timespan. Then again, trades and quarterback rotations aren’t the same as they were back then either.

Favorites

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?