NFL Preseason Wins Don't Predict Regular Season Success
By Brittany Cheng
The Washington NFL franchise went 3-1 this season, but does that mean anything about how they'll perform the rest of the year? Simple answer: no. This scatterplot looks at the relationship between preseason wins and regular season wins for all 32 NFL teams from 2012 to 2014. The fact that the circles are scattered all over the place, instead of clustered into an upward sloping line, shows that there is basically no relationship between the two sets of games.

To see what the chart would look like if there was a strong corellation between preseason games and regular season games, click the button below.