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Cody Parkey Kickoff Tracker and Contest: Week 9 Texans Edition

Happy Sunday morning, folks. Your favorite game is back.

You know what to do:

Tweet at me (@drewBbalis) before kickoff today guessing the number of touchbacks Parkey has AND the Texans average starting field position on his kickoffs (far right column of the chart — sans brackets). 

Game # Opponent Kickoff Number End zone Touchback Starting Field Position  Average Starting Field Position 
1 Jaguars 1 Yes Yes 20 20
1 Jaguars 2 Yes No 13 16.5
1 Jaguars 3 Yes Yes 20 17.67
1 Jaguars 4 Yes Yes 20 18.25
1 Jaguars 5 Yes Yes 20 18.6
1 Jaguars 6 Yes Yes 20 18.83
1 Jaguars 7 Yes No 13 18
2 Colts 1 Yes Yes 20 [18.25], 20
2 Colts 2 No No 27 [19.2] 23.5
2 Colts 3 Yes No 27 [20] 24.67
2 Colts 4 Yes Yes 20 [20] 23.5
2 Colts 5 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.8
2 Colts 6 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.33
3 Redskins 1 Yes No 18 [19.86] 18
3 Redskins 2 Yes No 13 [19.4] 15.5
3 Redskins 3 Yes Yes 20 [19.43] 17
3 Redskins 4 No No 41 [20.71] 23
3 Redskins 5 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 22.4
3 Redskins 6 Yes Yes 20 [20.63] 22
3 Redskins 7 Yes Yes 20 [20.6] 21.71
3 Redskins 8 Yes Yes 20 [20.57] 21.5
4 49ers 1 Yes No 20 [20.55] 20
4 49ers 2 No No 22 [20.61] 21
4 49ers 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.58] 20.67
4 49ers 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.56] 20.5
5 Rams 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.54] 20
5 Rams 2 Yes No 26 [20.74] 23
5 Rams 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 22
5 Rams 4 Yes No 24 [20.83] 22.5
5 Rams 5 Yes No 18 [20.73] 21.6
5 Rams 6 Yes No 21 [20.74] 21.5
5 Rams 7 Yes No 21 [20.75} 21.43
6 Giants 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.73] 20
6 Giants 2 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 20
6 Giants 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.69] 20
6 Giants 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 20
6 Giants 5 Yes No 24 [20.76] 20.8
6 Giants 6 Yes No 24 [20.84] 21.33
7 Cardinals 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.82] 20
7 Cardinals 2 Yes Yes 20 [20.80] 20
7 Cardinals 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.78] 20
7 Cardinals 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.76] 20
7 Cardinals 5 Yes Yes 20 [20.74] 20
8 Texans 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.72] 20
8 Texans 2 Yes No 8 [20.44] 14
8 Texans 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.43] 16
8 Texans 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.42] 17
8 Texans 5 Yes No 6 [20.16] 14.8


Parkey has been absolutely crushing it as of late with 23 consecutive kickoffs that have landed in the end zone going back to the 49ers game.

Stats

  • 43 kickoffs in seven games
  • 40 of those kickoffs in the end zone
  • 27 of those kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Average opponent starting field position of 20.74

Updated Contest Leaderboard: 

Drew Balis — Four points

Gavin Steinhubl — Three points

Cory Sprankle — Two points

Evan Kalikow — One point

Nick Rapak — One point

Your chart will of course be updated throughout the afternoon. Seriously, someone take the leads over me. I don’t want to win my own game.

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Cody Parkey Kickoff Tracker and Contest: Cardinals Edition

Pressed for time today, so there won’t be an elaborate explanation here. You know the drill:

Tweet at me (@drewBbalis) before kickoff today guessing the number of touchbacks Parkey has AND the Cardinals average starting field position on his kickoffs (far right column of the chart — sans brackets). 

The chart will of course be updated throughout the game. Let’s exorcise some demons in Arizona.

Game # Opponent Kickoff Number End zone Touchback Starting Field Position  Average Starting Field Position 
1 Jaguars 1 Yes Yes 20 20
1 Jaguars 2 Yes No 13 16.5
1 Jaguars 3 Yes Yes 20 17.67
1 Jaguars 4 Yes Yes 20 18.25
1 Jaguars 5 Yes Yes 20 18.6
1 Jaguars 6 Yes Yes 20 18.83
1 Jaguars 7 Yes No 13 18
2 Colts 1 Yes Yes 20 [18.25], 20
2 Colts 2 No No 27 [19.2] 23.5
2 Colts 3 Yes No 27 [20] 24.67
2 Colts 4 Yes Yes 20 [20] 23.5
2 Colts 5 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.8
2 Colts 6 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.33
3 Redskins 1 Yes No 18 [19.86] 18
3 Redskins 2 Yes No 13 [19.4] 15.5
3 Redskins 3 Yes Yes 20 [19.43] 17
3 Redskins 4 No No 41 [20.71] 23
3 Redskins 5 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 22.4
3 Redskins 6 Yes Yes 20 [20.63] 22
3 Redskins 7 Yes Yes 20 [20.6] 21.71
3 Redskins 8 Yes Yes 20 [20.57] 21.5
4 49ers 1 Yes No 20 [20.55] 20
4 49ers 2 No No 22 [20.61] 21
4 49ers 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.58] 20.67
4 49ers 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.56] 20.5
5 Rams 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.54] 20
5 Rams 2 Yes No 26 [20.74] 23
5 Rams 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 22
5 Rams 4 Yes No 24 [20.83] 22.5
5 Rams 5 Yes No 18 [20.73] 21.6
5 Rams 6 Yes No 21 [20.74] 21.5
5 Rams 7 Yes No 21 [20.75} 21.43
6 Giants 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.73] 20
6 Giants 2 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 20
6 Giants 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.69] 20
6 Giants 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 20
6 Giants 5 Yes No 24 [20.76] 20.8
6 Giants 6 Yes No 24 [20.84] 21.33
7 Cardinals 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.82] 20
7 Cardinals 2 Yes Yes 20 [20.80] 20
7 Cardinals 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.78] 20
7 Cardinals 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.76] 20
7 Cardinals 5 Yes Yes 20 [20.74] 20

Admiring Cody Parkey’s Kickoffs at the Bye Week

We cannot have a Cody Parkey kickoff contest without Cody Parkey kickoffs today, but we can still admire the work of the Eagles rookie kicker through six games:

Normally we do individual game by game tables, but today, we have molded everything into one giant chart:

Game # Opponent Kickoff Number End zone Touchback Starting Field Position  Average Starting Field Position 
1 Jaguars 1 Yes Yes 20 20
1 Jaguars 2 Yes No 13 16.5
1 Jaguars 3 Yes Yes 20 17.67
1 Jaguars 4 Yes Yes 20 18.25
1 Jaguars 5 Yes Yes 20 18.6
1 Jaguars 6 Yes Yes 20 18.83
1 Jaguars 7 Yes No 13 18
2 Colts 1 Yes Yes 20 [18.25], 20
2 Colts 2 No No 27 [19.2] 23.5
2 Colts 3 Yes No 27 [20] 24.67
2 Colts 4 Yes Yes 20 [20] 23.5
2 Colts 5 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.8
2 Colts 6 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.33
3 Redskins 1 Yes No 18 [19.86] 18
3 Redskins 2 Yes No 13 [19.4] 15.5
3 Redskins 3 Yes Yes 20 [19.43] 17
3 Redskins 4 No No 41 [20.71] 23
3 Redskins 5 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 22.4
3 Redskins 6 Yes Yes 20 [20.63] 22
3 Redskins 7 Yes Yes 20 [20.6] 21.71
3 Redskins 8 Yes Yes 20 [20.57] 21.5
4 49ers 1 Yes No 20 [20.55] 20
4 49ers 2 No No 22 [20.61] 21
4 49ers 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.58] 20.67
4 49ers 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.56] 20.5
5 Rams 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.54] 20
5 Rams 2 Yes No 26 [20.74] 23
5 Rams 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 22
5 Rams 4 Yes No 24 [20.83] 22.5
5 Rams 5 Yes No 18 [20.73] 21.6
5 Rams 6 Yes No 21 [20.74] 21.5
5 Rams 7 Yes No 21 [20.75} 21.43
6 Giants 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.73] 20
6 Giants 2 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 20
6 Giants 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.69] 20
6 Giants 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 20
6 Giants 5 Yes No 24 [20.76] 20.8
6 Giants 6 Yes No 24 [20.84] 21.33

Drew, that chart is big and scary, and I tried to read it but got lost. 

I hear ya, folks. Let me pull a few relevant numbers for you:

  • 38 kickoffs in six games
  • 35 of those kickoffs in the end zone
  • 22 of those kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Average starting field position of 20.84

Not to mention Parkey is 12-for-13 on field goals and a perfect two for two from beyond 50 yards out. Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly look real smart right now for pulling the plug on Alex Henery and taking a chance on the Auburn rookie.

Updated Contest Leaderboard: 

Drew Balis — Four points

Cory Sprankle — Two points

Gavin Steinhubl — Two points

Evan Kalikow — One point

Nick Rapak — One point

Enjoy the week off, folks, but for real, I’m tired of winning my own game, so someone beat me next week please.

#BlackSunday Cody Parkey Kickoff Distance Tracker and Contest

You folks ready for tonight?

Of course you are. In some situations, the Sunday Night game can be torturous, like having to sit around all day on Week 17 last year, but it has been kinda nice today just to take in some other football.

You guys know the drill with game time about three hours away now:

Tweet at me (@drewBbalis) before kickoff tonight guessing the number of touchbacks Parkey has AND the Giants average starting field position on his kickoffs (far right column of the chart — sans brackets). 

Guessing the correct number of touchbacks is worth one point while predicting the right field position is worth two. Field position is rounded to the nearest whole number.

For tonight, I’m rolling with (4,22), and you are cordially invited to make your guess before 8:30 p.m.

Updated Stats: 

  • 32 kickoffs in five games
  • 29 of those kickoffs in the end zone
  • 18 of those 32 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Average starting field position of 20.75 or 21 if you will

Updated Leaderboard: 

Drew Balis — Three points

Cory Sprankle — Two points

Evan Kalikow — One point

Gavin Steinhubl — One point

Seriously, I don’t want to win my own game. Someone beat me tonight.

Twitter Interaction of the Week: 

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Charts on charts on charts on charts on charts: 

Jaguars:

Game # Opponent Kickoff Number End zone Touchback Starting Field Position  Average Starting Field Position 
1 Jaguars 1 Yes Yes 20 20
1 Jaguars 2 Yes No 13 16.5
1 Jaguars 3 Yes Yes 20 17.67
1 Jaguars 4 Yes Yes 20 18.25
1 Jaguars 5 Yes Yes 20 18.6
1 Jaguars 6 Yes Yes 20 18.83
1 Jaguars 7 Yes No 13 18

Colts:

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
2 Colts 1 Yes Yes 20 [18.25] 20
2 Colts 2 No No 27 [19.2] 23.5
2 Colts 3 Yes No 27 [20] 24.67
2 Colts 4 Yes Yes 20 [20] 23.5
2 Colts 5 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.8
2 Colts 6 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.33

Skins:

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
3 Redskins 1 Yes No 18 [19.86] 18
3 Redskins 2 Yes No 13 [19.4] 15.5
3 Redskins 3 Yes Yes 20 [19.43] 17
3 Redskins 4 No No 41 [20.71] 23
3 Redskins 5 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 22.4
3 Redskins 6 Yes Yes 20 [20.63] 22
3 Redskins 7 Yes Yes 20 [20.6] 21.71
3 Redskins 8 Yes Yes 20 [20.57] 21.5

49ers:

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
4 49ers 1 Yes No 20 [20.55] 20
4 49ers 2 No No 22 [20.61] 21
4 49ers 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.58] 20.67
4 49ers 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.56] 20.5

Rams:

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
5 Rams 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.54] 20
5 Rams 2 Yes No 26 [20.74] 23
5 Rams 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 22
5 Rams 4 Yes No 24 [20.83] 22.5
5 Rams 5 Yes No 18 [20.73] 21.6
5 Rams 6 Yes No 21 [20.74] 21.5
5 Rams 7 Yes No 21 [20.75} 21.43

And now your chart for tonight which will of course be updated throughout the game.

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
6 Giants 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.73] 20
6 Giants 2 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 20
6 Giants 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.69] 20
6 Giants 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 20
6 Giants 5 Yes No 24 [20.76] 20.8
6 Giants 6 Yes No 24 [20.84] 21.33

Your Cody Parkey Week 5 Kickoff Distance Tracker and Contest

You know the drill.

We are a bit short on time today, so go ahead and get your guesses in before 1 p.m.

Tweet at me (@drewBbalis) before kickoff today guessing the number of touchbacks Parkey has AND the Rams average starting field position on his kickoffs (far right column of the chart — sans brackets). 

Guessing the correct number of touchbacks is worth one point while predicting the right field position is worth two, so an example would look something like

(@drewBbalis 5, 21) 

That will be my official guess, and you are cordially invited to make yours before kickoff at 1 p.m.

One quick note: Field position will be rounded to the nearest whole number when totaling points (21.4 = 21, 21.5= 22). I have received a few questions about this, and hopefully it leads to more people earning points.

Updated stats: 

  • 25 kickoffs in four games
  • 22 of those 25 kickoffs in the end zone
  • 16 of those 25 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Average opponent starting field position of 20.56 or 20.6 if you will.

Updated leaderboard: 

1) Cory Sprankle — Two points

2) Evan Kalikow — One point

2) Gavin Steinhubl — One point

2) Drew Balis — One point

Charts aplenty:

Jaguars game

Game # Opponent Kickoff Number End zone Touchback Starting Field Position  Average Starting Field Position 
1 Jaguars 1 Yes Yes 20 20
1 Jaguars 2 Yes No 13 16.5
1 Jaguars 3 Yes Yes 20 17.67
1 Jaguars 4 Yes Yes 20 18.25
1 Jaguars 5 Yes Yes 20 18.6
1 Jaguars 6 Yes Yes 20 18.83
1 Jaguars 7 Yes No 13 18

Colts game:

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
2 Colts 1 Yes Yes 20 [18.25] 20
2 Colts 2 No No 27 [19.2] 23.5
2 Colts 3 Yes No 27 [20] 24.67
2 Colts 4 Yes Yes 20 [20] 23.5
2 Colts 5 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.8
2 Colts 6 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.33

Skins:

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
3 Redskins 1 Yes No 18 [19.86] 18
3 Redskins 2 Yes No 13 [19.4] 15.5
3 Redskins 3 Yes Yes 20 [19.43] 17
3 Redskins 4 No No 41 [20.71] 23
4 Redskins 5 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 22.4
5 Redskins 6 Yes Yes 20 [20.63] 22
6 Redskins 7 Yes Yes 20 [20.6] 21.71
7 Redskins 8 Yes Yes 20 [20.57] 21.5

Niners

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
4 49ers 1 Yes No 20 [20.55] 20
4 49ers 2 No No 22 [20.61] 21
4 49ers 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.58] 20.67
4 49ers 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.56] 20.5

And today. I am watching the game today from New York City, so updates could be a bit slower than normal depending on how a live stream holds up (Damn the Giants playing at 1 p.m.) but we will do our best to keep this on track throughout the afternoon.

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
Rams 5 1 Yes Yes 20 [20.54] 20
Rams 5 2 Yes No 26 [20.74] 23
Rams 5 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.71] 22
Rams 5 4 Yes No 24 [20.83] 22.5
Rams 5 5 Yes No 18 [20.73] 21.6
Rams 5 6 Yes No 21 [20.74] 21.5
Rams 5 7 Yes No 21 [20.75} 21.43

Cody Parkey Kickoff Distance Tracker and Contest (!) Week 4 Edition

Sunday has arrived, and one of our most popular features is back once again.

You know what to do:

Tweet at me (@drewBbalis) before kickoff today guessing the number of touchbacks Parkey has AND the 49ers’ average starting field position on his kickoffs (far right column of the chart — sans brackets). 

Guessing the correct number of touchbacks is worth one point while predicting the right field position is worth two, so an example would look something like

(@drewBbalis 4, 22) 

That will be my official guess, and you are cordially invited to make yours before kickoff at 4:25 p.m.

One quick note: Field position will be rounded to the nearest whole number when totaling points (21.4 = 21, 21.5= 22). I have received a few questions about this, and hopefully it leads to more people earning points.

Right now, there is a three-way tie for first place with one point between @killakow, @gsteinhubl, and yours truly.

Some updated stats on Parkey that might help you with your guess:

  • 21 kickoffs in three games
  • 19 of those 21 kickoffs in the end zone
  • 15 of those 21 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Average opponent starting field position of 20.57 or 20.6 if you will.

Here is your chart from the Jaguars game:

Game # Opponent Kickoff Number End zone Touchback Starting Field Position  Average Starting Field Position 
1 Jaguars 1 Yes Yes 20 20
1 Jaguars 2 Yes No 13 16.5
1 Jaguars 3 Yes Yes 20 17.67
1 Jaguars 4 Yes Yes 20 18.25
1 Jaguars 5 Yes Yes 20 18.6
1 Jaguars 6 Yes Yes 20 18.83
1 Jaguars 7 Yes No 13 18

The Colts game:

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
2 Colts 1 Yes Yes 20 [18.25] 20
2 Colts 2 No No 27 [19.2] 23.5
2 Colts 3 Yes No 27 [20] 24.67
2 Colts 4 Yes Yes 20 [20] 23.5
2 Colts 5 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.8
2 Colts 6 Yes Yes 20 [20] 22.33

Last week’s Redskins game:

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
3 Redskins 1 Yes No 18 [19.86] 18
3 Redskins 2 Yes No 13 [19.4] 15.5
3 Redskins 3 Yes Yes 20 [19.43] 17
3 Redskins 4 No No 41 [20.71] 23
4 Redskins 5 Yes Yes 20 [20.67] 22.4
5 Redskins 6 Yes Yes 20 [20.63] 22
6 Redskins 7 Yes Yes 20 [20.6] 21.71
7 Redskins 8 Yes Yes 20 [20.57] 21.5

And now your chart for later today which will of course be updated throughout the game. Get your guesses in, dawgies.

Game Opponent Kickoff Number End Zone Touchback Starting Field Position Average Starting Field Position
4 49ers 1 Yes No 20 [20.55] 20
4 49ers 2 No No 22 [20.61] 21
4 49ers 3 Yes Yes 20 [20.58] 20.67
4 49ers 4 Yes Yes 20 [20.56] 20.5

Five Numbers I Hope to See Following Eagles-Redskins

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am pretty nervous for today.

That said though, I am equal parts excited, because the Eagles have a golden opportunity to take full control of the NFC East with a victory. The Cowboys may win today against the Rams, but I do not consider them competition, so a two-game lead over the Redskins would be huge.

You know the drill by now. Five Eagles numbers I hope to see in the box score when this division showdown concludes today.

  1. More than 100 rushing yards for LeSean McCoy — It seems like the Eagles running back plays some of his best game against the Skins. In the opener last year, he had 184 yards on the ground. In the second game 10 weeks later, he only posted 77 yards but scored two of the team’s three touchdowns. The century mark seems possible tomorrow. Do it, Shady.
  2. Nick Foles sacked less no more than four times — The Skins do a decent job pressuring opposing quarterbacks. I expect Foles to land on his back a few times, but the Eagles makeshift offensive line held up pretty well against the Colts, so hopefully they keep things under control here.
  3. At least three receptions for Riley Cooper — Not the receiver’s finest game last Monday, dropping a perfectly thrown touchdown pass from Foles early on. Cooper started last season slow too, but the Eagles are paying him good money to be more productive than he has been so far. Hopefully it starts later today.
  4. A minimum of one first half touchdown — As I broke down earlier in the week, the Eagles have been pretty bad in the first half and incredible in the second half. Against the Redskins last year, they were the complete opposite of that, and while a win matters more than how they win here, my hope is they get off to a nice start tomorrow and calm some nerves there.
  5. Niles Paul held below 75 yards — The fourth year tight end has been very good so far posting 86 and 99 yards respectively over the first two weeks. With Mycal Kendricks unfortunately out with a calf injury, the Skins will likely try to exploit this matchup if Emmanuel Acho or Casey Matthews is tasked with trying to keep up with Paul. I expect Paul to get some yards, but holding him in check to a decent extent would go a long way towards a home victory.

While he did not throw any last week, Kirk Cousins’ career suggests he is good for an interception (10 picks in nine games played), so hopefully we get one today.

You probably also notice that there is nothing in here about DeSean Jackson. My quick take on him:

DeSean Take

I expect DeSean to get mostly booed, and while I still kinda like the guy, that is perfectly fine. One hundred, four, three, one and 75 are the numbers I will be looking for after the Eagles hopefully ruin his ‘homecoming and improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2004.