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Stephen Gostkowski’s Missed Extra Point Was Not Why The Patriots Lost
By Hot Takedown
 

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Jan. 26, 2016), we discuss why Tom Brady couldn’t handle the pressure after the Patriots lost to the Broncos in the AFC Championship game. We try and understand why the Cleveland Cavaliers fired their Coach David Blatt. We take a look at match-fixing in tennis with FiveThirtyEight’s Carl Bialik and ask why betting data isn’t enough to prove guilt when it comes to corruption. And a Significant Digit about the number of female coaches in American sports.

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Chadwick Matlin is a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine is a senior sportswriter for FiveThirtyEight.

Carl Bialik was FiveThirtyEight’s lead writer for news.

Allison McCann is a former visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight.

Joe Sykes produces our weekly sports podcast Hot Takedown.

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