Scott has been analyzing sports statistics, with a special interest in why NFL teams win and lose, since 2003. His first byline was at the Pro Football Reference blog, and he has since been featured at Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, Football Outsiders, ESPN Insider, and FiveThirtyEight. Living in Pittsburgh has shaped Scott's view on sports. The Pirates fuel his disinterest in baseball, the Penguins have made him appreciate generational talents, and the pre-2004 Steelers were the catalyst for studying great quarterback play.