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2017 through Monday, Week 14

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 14, here are the League rankings:

Yds/Pass Att Differential

BAL and S F 2017 Season through Week 14
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
L A 2.0 barchart 100 0.0
LAC 1.9 barchart 98 0.4
ATL 1.7 barchart 94 1.1
PIT 1.6 barchart 93 1.2
JAX 1.6 barchart 91 1.5
N O 1.5 barchart 90 1.6
MIN 1.4 barchart 87 2.1
PHI 1.1 barchart 82 3.1
N E 0.9 barchart 76 4.1
SEA 0.6 barchart 69 5.2
TEN 0.3 barchart 63 6.3
CIN 0.2 barchart 60 6.8
K C 0.1 barchart 58 7.1
DAL 0.1 barchart 57 7.3
DET 0.0 barchart 56 7.4
WAS 0.0 barchart 56 7.4
ARI -0.0 barchart 55 7.6
CAR -0.1 barchart 54 7.8
NYJ -0.4 barchart 46 9.2
OAK -0.5 barchart 46 9.2
BAL -0.6 barchart 43 9.7
HOU -0.7 barchart 40 10.1
CHI -0.7 barchart 40 10.2
BUF -0.8 barchart 38 10.5
DEN -0.8 barchart 37 10.6
S F -0.9 barchart 35 11.0
MIA -1.1 barchart 31 11.6
T B -1.2 barchart 29 12.0
CLE -1.5 barchart 23 13.0
G B -1.5 barchart 23 13.0
IND -2.2 barchart 6 15.9
NYG -2.5 barchart 0 16.9

  • L A is the league leader with 1.95 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at -0.58 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 9.7 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at -0.92 Yds/Pass Att Differential 11.0 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