Giants-Eagles And A Sneak Peek at CHFF Insider
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We size up every team in every game in 20 different Quality Stats at CHFF Insider, in easy to read statistical tables. Here's what the charts look like, in this case for the Week 4 Giants-Eagles game (this is an image of the chart so you can see what they look like at CHFF Insider; a copy-and-past version appears beow).
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N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia (-1)
We all know that turnovers are one of the keys to success in the NFL or at any level of football. We often like to call them the second most important stat in football, after final score.
We don’t track turnovers directly in our Quality Stats – but all those ugly turnovers manifest themselves in so many different ways.
One of the big ways is in our efficiency indicators. Teams that consistently win the turnover battle rank highly in Scoreability and Bendability. Teams that consistently lose the turnover battle rank lowly in Scoreability and Bendability.
The Eagles consistently lose the turnover battle.
As a result, the Eagles are No. 27 in Bendability, our measure of defensive efficiency, and dead last in Scoreability, our measure of offensive efficiency. That’s what happens when your offense coughs up the ball 12 times in three games.
Philadelphia’s Scoreability performance, 26.6 Yards Per Point Scored, is so bad it’s easily on pace to be the least efficient offense since we began tracking the number in 2004. That’s bad.
All those turnovers – nine by Michael Vick alone – also manifest themselves in Offensive Passer Rating (No. 29) and Real QB Rating (No. 30).
The big clash here is Eli Manning and New York’s highly productive passing attack (No. 3 in Real Passing YPA, No. 7 in Real QB Rating, No. 1 with a bullet in Clutch-Osity) against what has been a lights-out pass defense for the Eagles (No. 2 in Defensive QB Rating).
The difference will come when turnover-prone Vick stares down the barrel of New York’s great defensive front: No. 6 on the Defensive Hog Index and No. 3 at pressuring the passer.
The Giants have forced a Negative Pass Play on 1 in 8 dropbacks this season (12.5%). That unit will likely make the one play that tips the balance of power in favor of the Giants.
Pick: N.Y. Giants 24, Philadelphia 21
|√||5||11.23||Quality Stats Power Rankings||15.54||14|
|√||3||7.82||Real Passing Yards per Attempt||6.31||17|
|30||8.18||Defensive Real Passing Yards per Attempt||4.80||6||√|
|√||7||91.19||Real Quarterback Rating||60.12||30|
|16||80.86||Defensive Real Quarterback Rating||51.02||2||√|
|√||10||96.35||Offensive Passer Rating||66.25||29|
|13||83.47||Defensive Passer Rating||57.03||1||√|
|√||8||12.88||Passer Rating Differential||9.22||12|
|11||4.12||Rushing Yards per Attempt||4.40||10||√|
|√||10||6.40||Negative Pass Plays||11.19||25|
|12||41.03||Success % on 3rd Down||41.67||11||√|
|√||6||11.00||Offensive Hog Index||15.33||14|
|19||4.15||Defensive Rushing Yards per Attempt||4.01||14||√|
|√||3||12.50||Defensive Negative Pass Plays||11.11||5|
|10||34.48||Defensive Success % on 3rd Down||28.57||4||√|
|6||10.67||Defensive Hog Index||7.67||4||√|
|√||9||7.67||The Relativity Index||- 2.83||18|