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The Passing Premium Puzzle

Benjamin C. Alamar, Menlo College


The passing premium puzzle is the existence of a balance between the number of passing and running plays, even though there is a greater expected return in passing plays. The puzzle is documented using both historical trends of aggregate numbers and play by play data from the 2005 NFL season.

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Benjamin C. Alamar. "The Passing Premium Puzzle" Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 2.4 (2006).

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