September 25th, 2015
One of the more common questions we field here is: “Where do you get your data?” It’s a valid question on a number of fronts. The first comes from a legal perspective. Are we entitled to distribute this data? Does the NFL not hold the rights to data from it’s games? Some people are simply wondering how accurate the data is that we provide.
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Sample Data (Weeks 1/2 - 2016)
From the Blog
September 25th, 2015
|Casual Plan||Hardcore Plan (2016)|
|Historical CSV Files (2000 - 2015)||Yes - All 27 Files||Yes - All 27 Files|
|MySQL Support Files (setup.sql + load-sample.php)||Yes||Yes|
|In-Season Stat Updates||No - Annual (Every February 15th for life)||Yes - Daily Updates (45 min after games)|
|Accuracy||100% Accurate vs Official Records||100% Accurate vs Official Records|
|Price||$49 One Time Cost||$795 Per Season **|
|** Individuals who require data solely for their own purposes (and not as part of a commercial business enterprise), as well as educational institutions, may be entitled to a heavily discounted rate ($199.00 per season). Please contact us for more details if you fall into one of these categories.|
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