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2014 through Monday, Week 4

see also: Killer Stat Offense    
Killer Stat Defense    


Killer Stat

The single most meaningful independent statistic in pro football is Yards Per Pass Attempt Differential. This is the difference between a team's yards per pass gained on offense minus the same statistic yielded on defense.

Through Week 4, here are the League rankings:

Yds/Pass Att Differential

BAL and S F 2014 Season through Week 4
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
CIN 4.4 barchart 100 0.0
S D 1.9 barchart 62 9.6
DET 1.8 barchart 62 9.7
HOU 1.6 barchart 59 10.5
DEN 1.0 barchart 50 12.7
S F 0.7 barchart 45 14.0
SEA 0.6 barchart 44 14.3
PIT 0.6 barchart 44 14.3
PHI 0.5 barchart 41 14.9
G B 0.5 barchart 41 14.9
WAS 0.3 barchart 38 15.6
IND 0.3 barchart 38 15.7
NYJ 0.2 barchart 37 15.9
CAR 0.2 barchart 37 15.9
ARI 0.1 barchart 35 16.4
CLE -0.0 barchart 34 16.8
N E -0.1 barchart 33 17.0
MIN -0.1 barchart 32 17.2
MIA -0.2 barchart 32 17.3
DAL -0.2 barchart 31 17.4
N O -0.2 barchart 31 17.4
ATL -0.4 barchart 28 18.2
K C -0.5 barchart 27 18.4
TEN -0.5 barchart 26 18.7
BUF -0.6 barchart 26 18.9
BAL -0.8 barchart 23 19.5
NYG -1.0 barchart 20 20.4
STL -1.1 barchart 17 21.0
CHI -1.7 barchart 9 23.2
OAK -1.8 barchart 8 23.5
JAX -2.1 barchart 3 24.6
T B -2.3 barchart 0 25.4

  • CIN is the league leader with 4.37 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at -0.75 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 19.5 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at 0.70 Yds/Pass Att Differential 14.0 points per game behind the leader.

At the end of the season the strongest team will earn 2 to 2.5 yards per pass more on offense than their defense allows. Any team near +3 yards per toss will earn a Super Bowl invite.

The cellar-dwellers allow 2 to 2.5 yards per pass more than their offense earns.

Average teams earn as many yards as they allow (a zero yards per pass differential near 0.0) They will finish the season with a Won/Lost record near 8-8.

Related Links:
Killer Stat Offense
Killer Stat Defense