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2014 through Monday, Week 11

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 11, here are the League rankings:

Yds/Pass Att Differential

BAL and S F 2014 Season through Week 11
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
DEN 2.4 barchart 100 0.0
CLE 1.7 barchart 84 2.6
G B 1.4 barchart 78 3.6
CIN 0.9 barchart 66 5.7
S D 0.8 barchart 63 6.0
N E 0.7 barchart 61 6.5
MIA 0.6 barchart 60 6.5
IND 0.6 barchart 59 6.8
PHI 0.6 barchart 58 6.9
BUF 0.5 barchart 57 7.1
DAL 0.5 barchart 56 7.2
WAS 0.4 barchart 55 7.3
TEN 0.4 barchart 54 7.5
DET 0.4 barchart 54 7.6
K C 0.4 barchart 54 7.6
ARI 0.4 barchart 53 7.6
S F 0.3 barchart 52 7.8
HOU 0.3 barchart 52 7.9
BAL 0.2 barchart 51 8.1
N O -0.1 barchart 44 9.2
SEA -0.2 barchart 41 9.6
PIT -0.3 barchart 39 10.1
T B -0.8 barchart 27 12.0
CAR -0.9 barchart 25 12.4
MIN -0.9 barchart 24 12.5
CHI -1.0 barchart 21 12.9
ATL -1.1 barchart 19 13.3
STL -1.3 barchart 14 14.1
NYG -1.4 barchart 13 14.2
JAX -1.4 barchart 13 14.3
OAK -1.7 barchart 5 15.6
NYJ -2.0 barchart 0 16.4

  • DEN is the league leader with 2.35 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at 0.24 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 8.1 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at 0.30 Yds/Pass Att Differential 7.8 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