Comparing contenders via Quality Stats: Saints still No. 1, Ravens suprisingly stout

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Jan 04, 2010



Here's a look at how each postseason contender fared in each of our Quality Stats this year.
 
The Saints, as you might imagine from their dominance for most of the year, finish the year No. 1 in three individual indicators and with the best across-the-board average.
 
Surprisingly, in a CHFF first, a No. 6 seed finished with the best average in their conference (Baltimore in the AFC).
 
Among our stats, our newest indicator, Passer Rating Differential, proved the most likely to identify playoff teams. The playoff contenders, on average, ranked 7.6 in this indicator. That's impressive when you consider the lowest possible average of 12 teams is 6.5.
 
We'll have a full breakdown of each team shortly. For an initial look at the AFC contenders, check out our Cold, Hard Football Facts column this week on Boston's WEEI.com.
 
2009 Postseason Contenders
 

Bend

Score

PYPA

DPR

PRD

OHI

DHI

AVG

New Orleans

9

1

2

3

1

1

15

4.6

Baltimore

3

8

13

6

4

6

7

6.7

Green Bay

18

4

10

4

2

10

1

7.0

Dallas

1

25

5

16

9

3

8

9.6

New England

4

12

6

13

10

6

18

9.9

Indianapolis

5

6

4

12

5

8

30

10.0

Minnesota

15

3

8

27

6

9

3

10.1

Philadelphia

20

5

11

11

8

16

2

10.4

San Diego

14

2

1

17

3

13

26

10.9

Arizona

8

10

12

10

11

18

10

11.3

N.Y. Jets

7

11

21

1

17

20

4

11.6

Cincinnati

12

19

20

7

15

16

11

14.3

Average

9.7

8.8

9.4

10.6

7.6

10.5

11.3

 


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