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2018 through Monday, Week 6

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 6, here are the League rankings:

Yds/Pass Att Differential

BAL and S F 2018 Season through Week 6
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
LAR 2.5 barchart 100 0.0
BAL 1.9 barchart 88 2.1
K C 1.5 barchart 79 3.7
LAC 1.3 barchart 74 4.6
JAX 0.9 barchart 66 6.0
PIT 0.8 barchart 64 6.2
SEA 0.8 barchart 64 6.3
CHI 0.8 barchart 63 6.5
ATL 0.8 barchart 63 6.6
T B 0.7 barchart 62 6.7
NYJ 0.5 barchart 57 7.6
WAS 0.3 barchart 53 8.3
N E 0.3 barchart 52 8.4
DET 0.2 barchart 50 8.7
HOU 0.2 barchart 50 8.8
CIN 0.0 barchart 47 9.4
G B 0.0 barchart 46 9.4
S F -0.0 barchart 46 9.5
NYG -0.2 barchart 42 10.3
MIA -0.4 barchart 39 10.8
N O -0.4 barchart 37 11.1
DEN -0.5 barchart 35 11.4
DAL -0.7 barchart 31 12.1
PHI -0.7 barchart 31 12.1
CAR -0.8 barchart 29 12.4
TEN -0.9 barchart 28 12.7
MIN -1.0 barchart 26 13.1
CLE -1.1 barchart 22 13.6
IND -1.3 barchart 18 14.4
ARI -1.4 barchart 16 14.7
BUF -1.8 barchart 8 16.2
OAK -2.1 barchart 0 17.6

  • LAR is the league leader with 2.47 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at 1.92 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 2.1 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at -0.02 Yds/Pass Att Differential 9.5 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