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Defensive Real Passing Yards per Attempt

Through Week 15 of the 2013 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
13  ↓ 2New England5183628402656.03
10   ∼ Miami5273611412665.89
21   ∼ Minnesota5774289342216.66
26   ∼ Jacksonville4843699272006.85
15  ↓ 2Kansas City5223801443046.18
9   ∼ Houston4092744332025.75
22  ↑ 5Indianapolis4573475342046.66
24  ↑ 1Detroit4973754282136.74
23   ∼ Green Bay4863771422316.70
11  ↑ 1N.Y. Giants5103396291905.95
7  ↓ 1New Orleans4433041432925.66
19  ↓ 1N.Y. Jets5063807382326.57
27  ↓ 5Oakland4793800352426.92
20  ↓ 1Philadelphia5854307322256.62
12  ↑ 3Pittsburgh4893279281666.02
32  ↓ 1Los Angeles4823981322377.28
2  ↑ 3San Francisco4883064362685.34
1   ∼ Seattle4692715412764.78
28  ↑ 2Los Angeles4723870422657.01
14   ∼ Baltimore4903485392436.13
30  ↓ 1Atlanta4683782282147.19
18  ↑ 2Denver5383977362516.49
5  ↓ 1Arizona5643647413005.53
17   ∼ Tampa Bay4963522332346.22
3  ↓ 1Cincinnati5373317372425.36
25  ↓ 1Chicago4433371261796.81
31  ↑ 1Washington4553745332197.23
8   ∼ Carolina4783292453335.66
16   ∼ Tennessee4773373332106.20
6  ↑ 1Buffalo5043409493425.55
29  ↓ 1Dallas5604375292127.07
4  ↓ 1Cleveland5373330391785.47





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