Spotlight: Visualizing every NFL running play from 2008-2011

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Big data, analytics and statistics have changed professional sports forever. Juice Labs may have changed how sports fans see their games. O'Reilly/Strata posted Juice Labs' new interactive visualization called the Spider, which shows rushing tendencies of every NFL team from the 2008 through 2011 seasons. You can see which way the New England Patriots typically run on first and long, and how many yards they gained. Or perhaps you want to see Stevan Ridley's average yards gained on 4th and short during the 2011 season. See every team, player and rush. Then, ask Santa for one of your very own. The data can be filtered by week, season, down, distance, player, or the opposing defense.

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