Passer Rating Differential

Through Week 8 of the 2012 Regular Season

About Passer Rating Differential. This indicator is nothing more than the difference between a team's Offensive Passer Rating and Defensive Passer Rating.

We call it the Mother of All Stats because it has an incredible Correlation to Victory and to championship success, as we’ve reported in many outlets, including in a 2012 presentation at NFL Films: 26 of 73 NFL champs since 1940 finished No. 1 in Passer Rating Differential (36%); 44 finished in the Top 3 in PRD (6%) and 69 finished in the Top 10 (95%).

We would argue that you cannot truly analyze football without studying Passer Rating Differential and if you disagree you're shamelessly ignorant tool. You can also read about the historic importance of the indicator here and here on SportsIllustrated.com.

 

RankTeamOff PRDef PRPRD
11  ↑ 8New England100.1996.923.27
13  ↑ 5Miami77.5975.422.17
17  ↓ 2Minnesota85.7888.31- 2.53
26   ∼ Jacksonville76.3786.99- 10.61
32   ∼ Kansas City64.43103.18- 38.75
6  ↓ 1Houston90.4374.2116.22
31   ∼ Indianapolis74.58103.36- 28.78
21  ↑ 1Detroit85.6792.62- 6.95
1  ↓ 1Green Bay109.0080.0428.95
8  ↑ 1N.Y. Giants88.8778.1310.73
29  ↓ 4New Orleans92.96110.57- 17.61
18  ↓ 1N.Y. Jets73.1176.50- 3.39
24  ↑ 4Oakland85.7495.29- 9.55
14  ↓ 4Philadelphia78.5777.151.42
7  ↑ 1Pittsburgh101.0185.5515.47
23   ∼ San Diego82.4390.62- 8.19
1  ↑ 2San Francisco101.6272.6728.95
10  ↑ 2Seattle82.3678.593.78
19  ↓ 3St. Louis82.4187.75- 5.35
12  ↑ 2Baltimore84.2281.582.64
3  ↓ 1Atlanta103.0076.0326.97
4   ∼ Denver108.5684.3224.24
15  ↓ 8Arizona77.2676.360.90
9  ↑ 4Tampa Bay93.2686.157.12
22  ↓ 1Cincinnati90.2797.92- 7.65
5  ↑ 1Chicago78.9561.9716.98
16  ↓ 5Washington94.8895.05- 0.17
28  ↓ 1Carolina75.9192.06- 16.16
30   ∼ Tennessee85.73105.75- 20.03
25  ↓ 1Buffalo83.8093.54- 9.74
20   ∼ Dallas81.1887.29- 6.11
27  ↑ 2Cleveland70.8184.87- 14.06





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