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2014 through Monday, Week 17

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 17, here are the League rankings:

Yds/Pass Att Differential

BAL and S F 2014 Season through Week 20
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
DEN 2.4 barchart 100 0.0
G B 1.6 barchart 82 2.9
SEA 1.1 barchart 70 5.0
IND 0.9 barchart 66 5.7
CLE 0.8 barchart 64 6.0
DAL 0.8 barchart 63 6.1
HOU 0.8 barchart 62 6.2
BAL 0.7 barchart 62 6.3
CIN 0.5 barchart 57 7.2
BUF 0.5 barchart 57 7.2
S D 0.5 barchart 56 7.3
N E 0.3 barchart 52 7.9
DET 0.3 barchart 50 8.2
K C 0.2 barchart 50 8.2
N O 0.2 barchart 49 8.5
PIT 0.2 barchart 48 8.5
PHI 0.0 barchart 46 9.0
CAR -0.2 barchart 40 10.0
NYG -0.3 barchart 38 10.2
ARI -0.3 barchart 38 10.2
TEN -0.3 barchart 38 10.3
MIN -0.3 barchart 37 10.3
S F -0.3 barchart 37 10.5
MIA -0.4 barchart 35 10.7
WAS -0.7 barchart 28 11.9
ATL -0.8 barchart 27 12.1
STL -0.8 barchart 26 12.2
NYJ -1.1 barchart 20 13.3
T B -1.1 barchart 19 13.4
CHI -1.5 barchart 9 15.0
OAK -1.8 barchart 4 15.9
JAX -1.9 barchart 0 16.5

  • DEN is the league leader with 2.39 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at 0.74 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 6.3 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at -0.34 Yds/Pass Att Differential 10.5 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