Real Passing Yards per Attempt

Final Statistics for the 2010 Season

About Real Passing Yards Per Attempt. The Cold, Hard Football Facts constantly use passing yards per attempt as a way to measure the effectiveness of each quarterback at getting the ball downfield. Longtime CHFF readers know that a quarterback’s average per attempt has an incredibly high correlation to success.
 
Real Passing Yards Per Attempt is a little more advanced and a team-wide indicator. It doesn’t just reward a quarterback for throwing the football. Instead, as a team indicator, it also includes the impact of sacks.
 
We use only NET passing figures to determine yards per attempt. This is gross passing yards, minus yards lost via sacks. But we also divide it by total dropbacks – that is, not just pass attempts, but sacks as well.
 
This formula yields a team’s TRUE average per pass attempt, its Real Passing Yards Per Attempt.
RankTeamAttPYdsSacksYds LostRPYPA
2  ↑ 1New England5074022251757.23
21  ↑ 1Miami5583752382285.91
28  ↓ 3Minnesota5053327352305.74
17  ↓ 2Jacksonville4693356372896.06
23  ↓ 9Kansas City4753189322215.85
6  ↑ 1Houston5744369322266.84
8   ∼ Indianapolis680470016916.62
26  ↑ 3Detroit6334001271915.77
3  ↓ 1Green Bay5414355382317.12
4   ∼ N.Y. Giants5394002161177.00
10  ↑ 1New Orleans6614636261956.46
22  ↑ 4N.Y. Jets5253420281785.86
20  ↑ 1Oakland4933472442915.92
12  ↓ 3Philadelphia5614215503136.39
5  ↑ 1Pittsburgh4793890432906.90
1   ∼ San Diego5444746382277.76
15  ↑ 4San Francisco5003613442576.17
27   ∼ Seattle5443533351945.77
30   ∼ St. Louis5903512342445.24
13  ↓ 1Baltimore4913629402946.28
19  ↑ 5Atlanta5773725231585.95
9  ↑ 1Denver5804306402686.51
31   ∼ Arizona5613264503534.76
11  ↑ 2Tampa Bay4943564302036.41
16  ↑ 2Cincinnati5903988282216.10
25  ↓ 8Chicago4663397553825.79
18  ↑ 5Washington6054261463486.01
32   ∼ Carolina4842635503464.29
14  ↑ 2Tennessee4743278271716.20
29  ↓ 1Buffalo5193363332135.71
7  ↓ 2Dallas5764208321696.64
24  ↓ 4Cleveland4783203352145.83





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