This is not a persuasive rejoinder to rigorous sports analysis
Peter King, being snide:
There are many reasons why I like the Patriots, but the biggest is that all the statisticians of the world got together the other day and ran all the Pats/Jets numbers through a computer the size of Niagara Falls, and this is the score that came out. And if the last week of Belichickian analysis has taught me nothing else, it’s that football games really are played on paper, not in real life.
I enjoy King’s columns, but let’s face it: the dude sucks at predicting football games. And making asinine comments about statistical analysis doesn’t disprove the value of actually crunching a few numbers.