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The Passing Premium Puzzle
Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (2006)
  • 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.

  • NFL,
  • football,
  • passing,
  • play selection,
  • strategy
Publication Date
December, 2006
Citation Information
Benjamin C Alamar. "The Passing Premium Puzzle" Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports Vol. 2 Iss. 4 (2006)
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