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2019 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 2019 Season through Week 20
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
S F 2.9 barchart 100 0.0
DAL 1.7 barchart 78 4.5
BAL 1.6 barchart 76 4.8
MIN 1.6 barchart 74 5.1
K C 1.5 barchart 74 5.3
TEN 1.4 barchart 71 5.9
N O 1.2 barchart 68 6.4
T B 1.1 barchart 66 6.8
N E 1.0 barchart 64 7.2
LAC 1.0 barchart 63 7.3
BUF 0.8 barchart 60 8.0
LAR 0.7 barchart 59 8.3
PIT 0.4 barchart 52 9.6
SEA -0.1 barchart 43 11.4
OAK -0.1 barchart 43 11.5
CLE -0.3 barchart 39 12.1
DEN -0.3 barchart 39 12.2
NYJ -0.4 barchart 37 12.5
PHI -0.4 barchart 37 12.6
G B -0.5 barchart 35 12.9
CHI -0.8 barchart 30 14.1
HOU -0.8 barchart 29 14.1
ARI -0.8 barchart 29 14.2
DET -0.9 barchart 27 14.5
ATL -0.9 barchart 26 14.7
IND -1.0 barchart 25 15.1
JAX -1.1 barchart 24 15.2
NYG -1.4 barchart 18 16.3
CAR -1.4 barchart 18 16.3
WAS -1.6 barchart 14 17.3
MIA -2.0 barchart 7 18.6
CIN -2.3 barchart 0 20.0

  • S F is the league leader with 2.90 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at 1.64 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 4.8 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at 2.90 Yds/Pass Att Differential 0.0 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