View Full Version : Short Term Look at Home Field Advantage Trends

10-08-2007, 10:27 AM
Read something (LINK (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/nfl/article/0,2777,DRMN_23918_5717247,00.html)) earlier on Home Field wins and losses in Denver

The end result was a low point of what has become a troubling trend for the Broncos - a startling lack of success at home. Playing at altitude used to be a badge of honor.

No longer. The Broncos are 2-6 in their last eight home games dating to Oct 29.

The only wins since that time came with the help of a botched extra-point snap in the final minute against the Cincinnati Bengals last season that likely would have sent the game into overtime, and last month against Oakland, when a timeout wiped out a potential winning field goal by the Raiders and was followed with a missed kick. The Broncos prevailed in overtime.

Everyone talks about home field adavantage. So, I took this info a little farther and looked at home field wins and losses in this division over this season and last. (Didn't have time to go back farther). Do you see this trend continuing or is this just a short term anomaly?

Here is what it is looking like:

San Diego - Home Wins 9 Home Losses 1 (to KC)

Oakland - Home Wins 3 Home Losses 7

Denver - Home Wins 5 Home Losses 6

Kansas City - Home Wins 7 Home Losses 3

10-08-2007, 11:10 AM
It seems like in the last couple of years, homefield is not the advantage it used to be in this league.

10-08-2007, 11:21 AM
Yep. HFA is definitely down. Here is some work I did on it.