Offensive Hog Index

Through Week 1 of the 2013 Regular Season

About the Offensive Hog Index. The Offensive Hog Index is our effort to quantify which team has the best offensive line in football. This isn't rocket science, folks. The Offensive Hog Index simply looks at at each team in three major, easy-to-understand categories and ranks them by average in these categories. The top offensive line is that which posts the highest average rating across the board. The Offensive Hog Index is based upon these criteria:

YPA – Yards Per Rush Attempt. So simple, even you can understand it. This rates a team's ability to run the ball effectively. NPP%– Negative Pass Plays, expressed as a percentage. This is how often a team's pass plays end in either a sack or interception. The theory is that teams with poor offensive lines generally surrender more sacks (duh!) and that their quarterbacks are forced into making bad throws more often. These negative pass plays are calculated as a percentage of drop backs, not just pass attempts. So if a team attempts 38 passes, suffers two sacks and throws two INTs, their NPP% will be 10 percent (4 NPP/40 dropbacks). 3down% – Success rate on third down – the higher the percentage, the greater the offensive success and the better the offensive line.


1   New England4.6577.271355.0037.67
25   Miami0.873211.902550.00721.33
28   Minnesota4.77619.353220.003022.67
31   Jacksonville3.092017.023126.322926.67
7   Kansas City4.4882.86433.332412.00
4   Houston4.2996.381146.151210.67
5   Indianapolis4.88514.812860.00211.67
11   Detroit3.29182.33238.462013.33
16   Green Bay3.32167.691440.001715.67
15   N.Y. Giants3.571513.332654.55415.00
23   New Orleans2.69278.111546.151218.00
27   N.Y. Jets3.101913.642738.891921.67
3   Oakland5.18310.002153.8559.67
5   Philadelphia5.37210.712246.671111.67
32   Pittsburgh2.073115.793030.772629.00
8   Los Angeles4.00119.681950.00712.33
14   San Francisco2.65294.88850.00714.67
16   Seattle2.69265.71946.151215.67
20   Los Angeles2.79242.63336.362216.33
25   Baltimore2.76259.091736.362221.33
20   Atlanta6.2919.762027.272816.33
12   Denver2.83236.671253.33613.67
16   Arizona3.311711.362350.00715.67
29   Tampa Bay2.603011.762437.502125.00
9   Cincinnati3.00218.821663.64112.67
13   Chicago2.89223.03542.861614.33
24   Washington4.11109.621820.003019.33
2   Carolina5.1544.17645.45158.33
22   Tennessee2.67284.76740.001717.33
9   Buffalo4.00110.00130.772612.67
16   Dallas3.78135.881033.332415.67
29   Cleveland3.621415.25297.143225.00

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