Final 2010 Offensive Hog Index

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Jan 02, 2011



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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
They say that great offense begins with great play on the line, and the 2010 Patriots certainly provided proof.
 
Tom Brady & Co. topped the NFL in scoring with 518 points last year. They also led the NFL wire-to-wire on our Offensive Hog Index, ending the year with a very good ground game (4.35 YPA), great success protecting the passer (5.64% Negative Pass Plays) and great success on third down (converting 48.2% of attempts).
 
Much was made of the Logan Mankins hold out and the seemingly superior play of the Patriots offensive line after his return. But the truth is that the New England OL was nearly as strong without him as with it was with him.
 
Oh, sure, it got better with Mankins in the lineup. But not sure if it was enough of an improvement to catch with the untrusty old eye test. Plus, the big improvement after the Mankins return came in Negative Pass Play percentage. But was that because of Mankins, or because of the other-worldly play of Tom Brady? The QB had thrown all four of his regular-season INTs by the time of the Baltimore game in Week 6, with Mankins still out.
 
Was the great guard responsible for the fact that Brady did not throw another pick the rest of the year? We don't know. But it'd be a stretch to say it was.
 
Here's a look at where the Patriots ranked after Week 8, after their first seven games without Mankins, and where they ranked at the end of the year, after playing the final nine games with Mankins:
 
 
Rank on OHI
YPA (rank)
NPP% (rank)
3down (rank)
Avg. rank
Before Mankins
1st
4.20 (12th)
6.75% (8th)
46.43% (2nd)
7.3
End of Year
1st
4.35 (10th)
5.64% (3rd)
48.22% (2nd)
5.0
 
So, like we said, there was some improvement in the New England offensive line when Mankins returned. But it was already the best in the business without him.
 
Final 2010 Offensive Hog Index
  Team  YPA  NPP%  3down%  # Avg 
1 New England 4.35 10 5.64 3 48.22 2 5.0
2 Tampa Bay 4.64 6 6.87 5 42.18 7 6.0
3 Houston 4.83 3 7.26 7 41.15 9 6.3
4 New Orleans 4.0 19 6.99 6 48.85 1 8.7
5 Atlanta 3.8 26 5.33 2 46.67 3 10.3
6 N.Y. Jets 4.45 8 7.59 9 39.57 15 10.7
7 Indianapolis 3.77 27 4.74 1 44.61 5 11.0
8 Detroit 3.99 20 6.52 4 40.08 11 11.7
9t Kansas City 4.72 4 7.89 12 36.73 20 12.0
9t N.Y. Giants 4.58 7 7.39 8 35.92 21 12.0
11 Philadelphia 5.45 1 10.31 24 39.72 14 13.0
12 Dallas 4.19 15 8.39 15 40.76 10 13.3
13 San Diego 3.96 22 8.76 16 44.88 4 14.0
14 Pittsburgh 4.09 18 9.96 22 43.12 6 15.3
15 Jacksonville 4.65 5 11.46 30 39.9 13 16.0
16t Green Bay 3.81 25 8.81 17 41.46 8 16.7
16t Tennessee 4.25 14 8.38 13 34.8 23 16.7
18 Buffalo 4.28 13 9.78 21 37.91 18 17.3
19 Oakland 4.96 2 11.17 27 34.09 25 18.0
20 Cincinnati 3.56 32 7.77 10 38.84 17 19.7
21 Miami 3.71 29 9.73 20 40.0 12 20.3
22t Baltimore 3.76 28 9.42 18 39.05 16 20.7
22t Minnesota 4.39 9 11.3 29 34.63 24 20.7
24 Cleveland 3.98 21 10.33 25 37.13 19 21.7
25 Denver 3.88 24 8.39 14 32.37 28 22.0
26 St. Louis 3.68 31 7.85 11 33.19 26 22.7
27 Washington 4.16 16 9.98 23 29.33 31 23.3
28t Arizona 4.34 11 11.29 28 27.75 32 23.7
28t Seattle 3.7 30 9.5 19 35.51 22 23.7
30 San Francisco 4.13 17 10.85 26 31.92 29 24.0
31 Carolina 4.31 12 13.3 31 30.4 30 24.3
32
Chicago
3.89
23
14.59
32
32.82
27
27.3
 

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