Hack Bill Belichick with database of every NFL play

Using data from the Patriots, the NFL, and pro-football-reference.com, the Boston Globe’s data visualization team put together a Patriots Play Predictor last year. But what could you do if you had data on every play the Patriots — and every other team — made? We’re about to find out.

A newly released data set contains every play in the NFL going back to the 2002 season, according to its releasor, Brian Burke. How would you crunch it? I’d love to see your visualizations, mash-ups and other usages of the data, and if you’re looking for inspiration, you can always ask the Boston.com Bill Belichick simulator for guidance.


Or maybe not.

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