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2014 through Monday, Week 7

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 7, here are the League rankings:

Yds/Pass Att Differential

BAL and S F 2014 Season through Week 7
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
DEN 2.8 barchart 100 0.0
S D 1.9 barchart 83 3.2
CIN 1.5 barchart 75 4.7
IND 1.2 barchart 68 6.0
CLE 1.1 barchart 66 6.4
WAS 1.0 barchart 65 6.6
G B 1.0 barchart 65 6.6
DAL 1.0 barchart 64 6.8
DET 0.9 barchart 63 6.9
BAL 0.9 barchart 62 7.1
HOU 0.8 barchart 59 7.6
MIA 0.6 barchart 57 8.1
PHI 0.6 barchart 56 8.3
N E 0.5 barchart 54 8.6
S F 0.4 barchart 53 8.9
K C -0.2 barchart 40 11.2
N O -0.2 barchart 40 11.2
BUF -0.3 barchart 37 11.8
SEA -0.4 barchart 37 11.8
TEN -0.4 barchart 36 12.1
PIT -0.5 barchart 33 12.5
CAR -0.7 barchart 31 13.0
CHI -0.8 barchart 28 13.6
MIN -0.9 barchart 27 13.8
ARI -1.0 barchart 24 14.3
STL -1.3 barchart 19 15.3
NYG -1.4 barchart 15 15.9
NYJ -1.5 barchart 14 16.1
ATL -1.5 barchart 14 16.2
OAK -1.5 barchart 13 16.4
JAX -1.6 barchart 12 16.5
T B -2.2 barchart 0 18.8

  • DEN is the league leader with 2.75 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at 0.89 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 7.1 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at 0.43 Yds/Pass Att Differential 8.9 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