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2017 through Monday, Week 2

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 2, here are the League rankings:

Yds/Pass Att Differential

BAL and S F 2017 Season through Week 2
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
L A 3.6 barchart 100 0.0
ATL 3.5 barchart 99 0.4
PIT 2.3 barchart 82 5.0
OAK 2.3 barchart 81 5.2
K C 2.2 barchart 80 5.3
CAR 1.8 barchart 74 7.1
BUF 1.0 barchart 63 9.9
JAX 1.0 barchart 63 10.1
DEN 0.9 barchart 62 10.3
ARI 0.8 barchart 61 10.7
LAC 0.8 barchart 61 10.7
BAL 0.7 barchart 58 11.3
PHI 0.6 barchart 58 11.5
TEN 0.2 barchart 52 13.0
MIN 0.2 barchart 51 13.2
G B 0.2 barchart 51 13.2
DAL 0.1 barchart 51 13.4
N E 0.1 barchart 51 13.4
CIN -0.1 barchart 48 14.1
SEA -0.3 barchart 46 14.7
DET -0.3 barchart 45 14.9
T B -0.4 barchart 44 15.3
CLE -0.6 barchart 42 15.9
NYG -0.7 barchart 39 16.4
MIA -1.8 barchart 24 20.6
S F -1.9 barchart 23 21.0
CHI -2.6 barchart 13 23.7
HOU -2.8 barchart 10 24.4
WAS -3.0 barchart 8 25.0
N O -3.0 barchart 7 25.2
NYJ -3.1 barchart 6 25.4
IND -3.5 barchart 0 27.1

  • L A is the league leader with 3.60 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at 0.65 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 11.3 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at -1.90 Yds/Pass Att Differential 21.0 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