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    Rams' CQ Shows Superiority Over Division Rivals

    I think the Rams' first-half performance is notable not only for the number of wins, but the consistency of the Rams' performances.

    To quantify this, I've come up with a formula I'm calling the "Consistency Quotient" which works as follows:

    Win by 20+ point margin: 3 points
    Win by 10-19 point margin: 2 points
    Win by <10 point margin: 1 point
    Loss by <10 point margin: -1 point
    Loss by 10-19 point margin: -2 points
    Loss by 20+ point margin: -3 points

    Using this formula, here are the CQs of the NFC Wests' teams:

    St. Louis Rams: +1
    Seattle Seahawks: -3
    Arizona Cardinals: -6
    San Francisco Niners: -8

    This reflects the fact that the Rams have only one blowout loss (@Detroit), while they've had 3 convincing wins (Washington, Seattle, Carolina).

    The rest of the division has suffered multiple blowout or convincing losses that are not balanced out by their wins.

    Will this trend hold up?

    Who knows.

    But it does tell me that the Rams can, at least at this stage, erase the one flop from their minds and take pride in the fact that they've been in 7 of the other 8 games.
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    Re: Rams' CQ Shows Superiority Over Division Rivals

    Another way of seeing this is looking at net points.

    Rams: -1
    *****: -41
    Seahawks: -51
    Cardinals: -68

    Wow!

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    Re: Rams' CQ Shows Superiority Over Division Rivals

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Weasel View Post
    Another way of seeing this is looking at net points.

    Rams: -1
    *****: -41
    Seahawks: -51
    Cardinals: -68
    I don't like net points as much as a comparator, as it could be very skewed.

    For example, take a team with a 3-1 record that has won by scores of 17-10, 24-13 and 31-24, and lost a game by the score of 35-7.

    The net point total for that team would be -2, which does not reflect the fact that the team had 3 good games (even) and one bad game.

    The CQ for the same team would be +1, which is I think better descibes a team with a winning record, but one blowout loss in four games.

    I think its notable in this case that the CQ is also EXACTLY the same as the division standings, while net points actually puts the Niners ahead of two teams with superior records.
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    Re: Rams' CQ Shows Superiority Over Division Rivals

    Thanks guys... seeing both formulas at work in the nfc west definitely tells quite a story. i'm proud of our Rams...

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