Rusher Rating Week 4: Jackson still on top

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Oct 04, 2011



San Francisco’s Frank Gore led all week 4 rushers using CHFF’s Rusher Rating System, but Buffalo’s Fred Jackson still retains the season lead over Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy.
 
The Chicago Bears, and their 7.23 yards-per-carry, led all teams in Week 4, based on offensive Rusher Rating. However, the Oakland Raiders still retain the season lead, with the Buffalo Bills still in second place.
 
Looking at Rusher Rating Differential, the San Francisco 49ers have a large lead with 40.91. The top 10 teams, based on Rusher Rating Differential have a record of 28-12 for a 70 percent winning percentage.

Here are the top 10 rushers of week 4 with a minimum of 15 attempts, based on Rusher Rating:
 
Player Attempts Yards Yards per Attempt TD Fumbles Rusher Rating
Frank Gore – SF 15 127 8.47 1 0 152.01
Ryan Torain – WAS 19 135 7.11 1 0 137.96
Chris Wells – ARI 27 138 5.11 3 0 133.60
Matt Forte – CHI 25 205 8.20 1 0 132.88
BenJarvus Green-Ellis – NE 16 75 4.69 1 0 131.28
Fred Jackson – BUF 17 66 3.88 1 0 125.71
Michael Turner – ATL 26 70 2.69 2 0 120.33
LeGarrette Blount – TB 25 127 5.08 1 0 115.76
Arian Foster – HOU 30 155 5.17 1 0 110.39
Ray Rice – BAL 25 66 2.64 1 0 102.37
 
 
Now, the top 10 rushers of the season with a minimum of 45 attempts, based on Rusher Rating:
 
Player Attempts Yards Yards per Attempt TD Fumbles Rusher Rating
Fred Jackson – BUF 64 369 5.77 4 0 137.19
LeSean McCoy – PHI 66 363 5.50 4 0 135.73
Chris Wells – ARI 59 321 5.44 5 1 127.31
BenJarvus Green-Ellis – NE 50 197 3.94 3 0 127.06
LeGarrette Blount – TB 67 294 4.39 3 0 116.16
Darren McFadden – OAK 75 468 6.24 3 1 115.76
Ryan Mathews – SD 61 288 4.72 3 1 114.02
Michael Turner – ATL 68 304 4.47 3 1 109.01
Ahmad Bradshaw – NYG 55 228 4.15 2 0 107.44
Adrian Peterson – MIN 81 376 4.64 3 1 104.86
 
 
Next, let’s look at top ten teams, based on offensive Rusher Rating, for week 4:
 
Team Attempts Yards Yards per Attempt TD Fumbles Rusher Rating
Chicago Bears 31 224 7.23 2 0 145.20
Carolina Panthers 26 169 6.50 2 0 141.22
New England Patriots 30 183 6.10 2 0 139.03
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 36 192 5.33 2 0 130.81
Green Bay Packers 28 111 3.96 2 0 127.31
Seattle Seahawks 15 53 3.53 1 0 124.94
Pittsburgh Steelers 22 118 5.36 1 0 122.11
Atlanta Falcons 36 121 3.36 2 0 119.99
Oakland Raiders 27 160 5.93 1 0 117.80
Arizona Cardinals 32 156 4.88 3 1 117.37
 
 
Next, let’s look at top ten teams, based on offensive Rusher Rating, for the season:
 
Team Attempts Yards Yards per Attempt TD Fumbles Rusher Rating
Oakland Raiders 128 715 5.59 9 2 128.74
Buffalo Bills 104 548 5.27 5 1 119.30
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 107 468 4.37 5 1 113.33
New England Patriots 103 491 4.77 4 0 113.02
Green Bay Packers 105 438 4.17 5 1 112.91
New York Giants 107 350 3.27 5 0 111.74
Arizona Cardinals 100 438 4.38 5 2 111.14
Carolina Panthers 102 421 4.13 4 1 105.16
San Diego Chargers 109 408 3.74 5 2 104.81
Atlanta Falcons 94 399 4.24 3 1 99.00
 
 
Finally, the top ten teams, based on Rusher Rating Differential, for the season. Note that only the Panthers are under .500, and eight of the 10 teams are 3-1 or better.
 
Team Rushing Attempts Offensive Rusher Rating Defensive Rushing Attempts Defensive Rusher Rating Rusher Rating Differential
San Francisco 49ers 110 90.27 84 49.36 40.91
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 107 113.33 101 73.19 40.14
Green Bay Packers 105 112.91 77 78.21 34.70
Baltimore Ravens 114 79.43 90 58.98 20.45
Buffalo Bills 104 119.30 106 99.19 20.11
New York Giants 107 111.74 117 91.73 20.01
Chicago Bears 82 94.12 98 79.02 15.10
Carolina Panthers 102 105.16 111 91.31 13.85
Tennessee Titans 94 77.70 109 65.35 12.35
San Diego Chargers 109 104.81 100 92.61 12.20
 

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