Friday, November 19, 2010

Pete Prisco Digs Deep into Yards Per Attempt

1-liner , NFL , Stats Jason Lisk November 19th. 2010, 11:15am Pete Prisco & Yards Per Attempt: Pete Prisco launches on a long journey to find out why yards per attempt is on the decline from 2009. In the process he talks to Tom Brady, an anonymous general manager, and Jack Del Rio. He comes up with several theories, including the one espoused by Del Rio: “I would say if their down it’s a result of completion percentage going up.” So, I got out my garden spade to dig a little deeper. Turns out, yards per attempt is not down in 2010. That’s right, through 10 weeks, the league average is 7.07 yards per pass attempt, up from last year at the same point (6.96). Completion percentage is also up (and tends to be positively correlated with yards per attempt, by the way), as is touchdown rates, while interception rates are slightly lower. Oh, and teams are throwing the ball 34.3 times a game, the second highest average in league history (1995). [ CBS Sports ] Leave a Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read our FAQ page at Five Filters featured article: Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-Reporting of Falluja's Cancer Catastrophe .

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