Can Delaying the Snap Like Peyton Manning Win You the Game?
I was nerdily inspired by Marcus Mosher's Tweet about the amount of time left on the play clock when teams snapped the ball in 2017. You can see that the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles took the longest to snap the ball. But the Super Bowl runner-up New England Patriots were 29th.
So is there anything to it? Does 'Time on Play Clock at Snap' mean anything about a team's performance? Peyton Manning presumably thinks so:
An NFL Films clip, narrated by the late Steve Sabol, about how long Manning took at the line.
It's posted to YouTube under "Just Snap the Damn Ball Colts"
To answer this question, I ran a correlation on Time at Snap vs. Winning Percentage in the 2017 season.