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Random trivia

Posted by Doug on October 8, 2007

I've got a lot going on for the next few weeks and months and blogging will undoubtedly have to be de-prioritized at times (even more than it already has been). Fortunately, Chase is still kicking in, but in those days where we have nothing else to post, I'm going to try to post some random trivia questions. Here's the first. It's a two-parter:

1. since the merger, what percentage of the time does the team that wins the turnover battle win the game (only counting games where the turnovers aren't even)?

2. what is the largest turnover deficit in a single game by a winning team?

ANSWER UPDATE:

1. 78.3%. Here it is by margin:

+1: 66.4%
+2: 80.4%
+3: 88.1%
+4 or more: 94.2%

2.

+------+-----+------------+-------+-----------+
| team | opp | date       | score | TO_margin |
+------+-----+------------+-------+-----------+
| PIT  | TAM | 1983-10-30 | 17-12 |        -7 |
| CIN  | KAN | 1976-11-21 | 27-24 |        -6 |
| TEN  | CLE | 2000-11-19 | 24-10 |        -6 |
| BUF  | NYJ | 1970-10-04 | 34-31 |        -5 |
| BAL  | CHI | 1970-11-29 | 21-20 |        -5 |
| WAS  | NOR | 1971-10-31 | 24-14 |        -5 |
| SFO  | MIN | 1972-12-16 | 20-17 |        -5 |
| MIN  | NOR | 1975-11-16 | 20-7  |        -5 |
| CLE  | MIA | 1976-11-28 | 17-13 |        -5 |
| DEN  | KAN | 1985-12-14 | 14-13 |        -5 |
| BUF  | NYG | 1987-10-18 | 6-3   |        -5 |
| MIA  | NWE | 1990-10-18 | 17-10 |        -5 |
| SDG  | ARI | 1995-12-09 | 28-25 |        -5 |
| CHI  | DET | 1998-10-04 | 31-27 |        -5 |
+------+-----+------------+-------+-----------+

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