Final 2008 Offensive Hog Index

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Dec 31, 2008



ABOUT THE OFFENSIVE HOG INDEX
The Offensive Hog Index is our effort to quantify which team has the best offensive line in football.
 
This isn't rocket science, folks. The Offensive Hog Index simply looks at at each team in three major, easy-to-understand categories and ranks them by average in these categories.
 
The top offensive line is that which posts the highest average rating across the board. The Offensive Hog Index is based upon these criteria:
 
YPA – Yards Per Attempt. So simple, even you can understand it. This rates a team's ability to run the ball effectively.
 
NPP% Negative Pass Plays, expressed as a percentage. This is how often a team's pass plays end in either a sack or interception. The theory is that teams with poor offensive lines generally surrender more sacks (duh!) and that their quarterbacks are forced into making bad throws more often. These negative pass plays are calculated as a percentage of attempts. So if a team suffers two sacks and throws two INTs in 40 pass plays, their NPP% will be 10 percent (4/40).
 
3down% – Success rate on third down the higher the percentage, the greater the offensive success and the better the offensive line.
 
OFFENSIVE HOG INDEX UPDATE
Data is current through Week 17.
 
* Indicates playoff teams.
 
Offensive Hog Index (through Week 17)
 
Team
YPA
rank
NPP%
rank
3down%
rank
AVG
1
Broncos
4.81
3
4.7
3
47.5
3
3.0
2
Giants*
5.02
1
7.3
10
43.1
8
6.3
3
Falcons*
4.36
9
6.2
5
43.4
6
6.7
4
Saints
4.01
23
4.8
4
48.5
2
9.7
5
Panthers*
4.84
2
7.4
11
39.6
18
10.3
6
Chargers*
4.1
19
7.2
9
45.9
4
10.7
7
Colts*
3.44
32
4.3
1
50.2
1
11.3
8
Titans*
4.33
11
4.5
2
36.1
24
12.3
9t
Patriots
4.44
7
9.9
24
43.2
7
12.7
9t
Packers
4.13
18
8.2
15
44.2
5
12.7
9t
Jets
4.75
5
9.5
20
41.1
13
12.7
9t
Cowboys
4.3
12
8.8
17
42.9
9
12.7
13
Texans
4.27
13
8.9
18
42.1
10
13.7
14
Eagles*
3.97
24
6.3
6
41.3
12
14.0
15
Chiefs
4.78
4
9.2
19
38.3
21
14.7
16
Dolphins*
4.23
15
6.4
7
37.0
23
15.0
17
Redskins
4.38
8
8.0
14
35.2
26
16.0
18
Cardinals*
3.46
31
6.5
8
41.9
11
16.7
19
Buccaneers
4.07
20
7.6
12
38.4
20
17.3
20
Jaguars
4.16
17
9.5
21
40.8
16
18.0
21
Vikings*
4.49
6
12.1
30
39.4
19
18.3
22
Bills
4.2
16
10.3
25
39.9
17
19.3
23
Ravens*
4.01
22
9.7
22
40.9
15
19.7
24
Bears
3.86
27
7.7
13
35.6
25
21.7
25
Seahawks
4.24
14
9.8
23
31.3
30
22.3
26
Raiders
4.33
10
10.9
26
28.5
32
22.7
27
Browns
3.91
26
8.6
16
34.0
28
23.3
28
Steelers*
3.68
29
11.5
28
41.1
14
23.7
29
49ers
4.03
21
12.3
31
37.9
22
24.7
30
Rams
3.94
25
11.3
27
31.9
29
27.0
31
Bengals
3.62
30
11.7
29
34.7
27
28.7
32
Lions
3.78
28
12.7
32
28.8
31
30.3

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