Defensive Real Passing Yards per Attempt

Through Week 11 of the 2012 Regular Season

About Defensive 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. The same goes for defense.

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. Defensive Real Passing Yards Per Attempt is merely its defensive counterpart. 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 the TRUE average per pass attempt, its Real Passing Yards Per Attempt.
 
Bottom line: it rewards defenses for generating sacks.

 

RankTeamAttPYdsSacksYds LostDRPYPA
29  ↓ 1New England3823017211207.19
16  ↓ 2Miami4052824271616.16
9   ∼ Minnesota3652474261835.86
28  ↓ 4Jacksonville374283712687.17
30   ∼ Kansas City2712257171117.45
6  ↓ 5Houston3542284271485.61
23  ↓ 5Indianapolis3322524211216.81
11  ↓ 1Detroit3342287231475.99
7  ↑ 1Green Bay3892660332165.79
25  ↑ 1N.Y. Giants3422762251847.02
32   ∼ New Orleans3783214241647.59
10  ↑ 3N.Y. Jets323208717865.89
26  ↓ 1Oakland346261911877.09
22  ↓ 5Philadelphia3232322161026.55
3  ↑ 1Pittsburgh306179018975.23
19   ∼ San Diego3512466171066.41
1  ↑ 4San Francisco3331996231675.14
2   ∼ Seattle3522135281735.16
15  ↓ 4St. Louis3332407291846.14
18  ↑ 2Baltimore3742631191326.36
17  ↑ 5Atlanta3192322241596.31
4  ↑ 2Denver3722431352415.38
8  ↓ 1Arizona3242220281735.82
31   ∼ Tampa Bay3963234171087.57
14  ↑ 2Cincinnati3412484312016.14
5  ↓ 2Chicago3682360281935.47
24  ↑ 5Washington4003010181186.92
13  ↓ 1Carolina3602522261996.02
27   ∼ Tennessee359276116997.10
21  ↑ 2Buffalo3352478231376.54
20  ↑ 1Dallas3062249201356.48
12  ↑ 3Cleveland3882645271576.00





The Football Nation Network

© Copyright 2014 Football Nation LLC. Privacy Policy & Terms of Use
Some images property of Getty Images or Icon/SMI