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2017 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 2017 Season through Week 19
Team Team
Value
Bar Chart-Percentile
(100 strongest, 50 average, 0 weakest)
Pctl
Rank
Points Behind Leader
LAC 1.8 barchart 100 0.0
PIT 1.7 barchart 98 0.3
JAX 1.7 barchart 97 0.4
N O 1.6 barchart 95 0.8
MIN 1.6 barchart 94 0.8
LAR 1.5 barchart 91 1.3
ATL 1.3 barchart 88 1.8
N E 0.7 barchart 72 4.1
PHI 0.7 barchart 71 4.3
WAS 0.5 barchart 65 5.1
DAL 0.4 barchart 64 5.4
SEA 0.4 barchart 63 5.5
DET 0.3 barchart 62 5.7
K C 0.2 barchart 59 6.0
TEN 0.2 barchart 59 6.0
CIN -0.1 barchart 50 7.3
BAL -0.3 barchart 45 8.2
ARI -0.4 barchart 44 8.3
S F -0.4 barchart 44 8.3
CAR -0.4 barchart 43 8.4
CHI -0.6 barchart 39 9.0
OAK -0.6 barchart 38 9.2
T B -0.6 barchart 38 9.2
BUF -0.6 barchart 37 9.3
DEN -0.7 barchart 34 9.7
NYJ -0.8 barchart 33 9.9
MIA -1.0 barchart 27 10.8
HOU -1.3 barchart 19 12.0
CLE -1.4 barchart 17 12.3
G B -1.7 barchart 8 13.5
NYG -1.9 barchart 4 14.2
IND -2.1 barchart 0 14.8

  • LAC is the league leader with 1.80 Yds/Pass Att Differential.
  • BAL at -0.34 Yds/Pass Att Differential is 8.2 points per game behind the leader.
  • S F at -0.38 Yds/Pass Att Differential 8.3 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