View Full Version : NFL Bacon Numbers

12-26-2012, 02:46 PM
More fun with statistics! Pulled out of Reddit.

If you haven't heard of the Bacon Number (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon#Bacon_numbers), it's the number of actors that you need to connect a random actor to Kevin Bacon, using movies they were both in. Almost any actor in a Hollywood movie is connected within 6 degrees.

Well, the NFL's bacon number is basically another variant of the NFL Parity Wheel, it shows how many games it takes to make you lose to another team.

- Houston beat Chicago, so our winning Bacon Number for them is 1. (lower is better.)
- Houston lost to GB, who lost to the Giants, so our losing Bacon Number for the Giants is 2. (higher is better.)

This season, every team has a maximum of 4 degrees of separation, even with the ****ty teams like the Jags and Chiefs.


On average, for the Texans it takes 1.77 games to beat a team, and 2.68 games to lose to a team... so if you wanted to treat this as a statistical power ranking, we're 2nd in losses and 3rd in wins.

12-26-2012, 08:27 PM
This gave me a headache.

12-26-2012, 08:31 PM
This gave me a headache.
tl;dr - Texans have good bacon.

12-26-2012, 10:27 PM
This either contains secret al qaeda code for their next terrorist attack or one of those 3d pictures that you have to look at with your eyes unfocused. I hate those.