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2017 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 2017 Season through Week 11
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
L A 2.2 barchart 100 0.0
PIT 2.1 barchart 97 0.5
N O 1.9 barchart 94 1.0
ATL 1.8 barchart 90 1.6
JAX 1.6 barchart 85 2.5
MIN 1.5 barchart 84 2.7
PHI 1.3 barchart 80 3.4
LAC 1.1 barchart 74 4.2
SEA 0.8 barchart 68 5.3
CIN 0.6 barchart 62 6.3
DAL 0.3 barchart 57 7.1
N E 0.3 barchart 57 7.1
CAR 0.3 barchart 56 7.3
TEN 0.1 barchart 52 7.9
WAS 0.0 barchart 49 8.4
DET 0.0 barchart 49 8.4
ARI -0.1 barchart 47 8.7
K C -0.2 barchart 45 9.0
NYJ -0.3 barchart 42 9.5
BAL -0.6 barchart 36 10.6
DEN -0.6 barchart 34 10.9
HOU -0.7 barchart 32 11.2
CHI -0.8 barchart 30 11.6
BUF -0.9 barchart 29 11.7
OAK -1.2 barchart 22 12.8
T B -1.2 barchart 22 12.9
MIA -1.4 barchart 16 13.8
G B -1.5 barchart 15 14.1
S F -1.6 barchart 13 14.3
IND -1.8 barchart 8 15.1
CLE -1.8 barchart 8 15.2
NYG -2.1 barchart 0 16.5

  • L A is the league leader with 2.20 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at -0.57 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 10.6 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at -1.55 Yds/Pass Att Differential 14.3 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