Real Passing Yards per Attempt

Final Statistics for the 2011 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   ∼ New England6125257321737.89
18  ↓ 2Miami4693425523345.93
27   ∼ Minnesota5103255492985.29
32   ∼ Jacksonville4692510443314.25
23  ↑ 1Kansas City5013294342085.77
7  ↓ 1Houston4673696331907.01
28  ↑ 1Indianapolis5343223352325.26
12   ∼ Detroit6665071362576.86
1   ∼ Green Bay5515155412378.31
4   ∼ N.Y. Giants5894933281997.67
3   ∼ New Orleans6625505241587.79
25  ↑ 1N.Y. Jets5473542402455.62
6  ↑ 2Oakland5244119251577.22
8  ↑ 3Philadelphia5544276331667.00
9  ↓ 4Pittsburgh5394333422796.98
5  ↑ 2San Diego5824624312007.22
20  ↑ 1San Francisco4523199442635.92
26  ↓ 1Seattle5093444493365.57
31   ∼ St. Louis5483229553884.71
19   ∼ Baltimore5443629332065.93
13   ∼ Atlanta5944365261746.76
29  ↓ 1Denver4292708442805.13
21  ↑ 2Arizona5503954543875.91
22  ↓ 2Tampa Bay5883838321885.89
17   ∼ Cincinnati5353507251675.96
24  ↓ 2Chicago4733346493355.77
16  ↑ 2Washington5914055392855.98
11  ↓ 2Carolina5194089362636.89
14   ∼ Tennessee5844113241906.45
15   ∼ Buffalo5783857231526.16
10   ∼ Dallas5704453392526.90
30   ∼ Cleveland5703300402125.06





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