2011 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

As promised I am keeping up with the TOX stats this year and below are the week 1 results. A quick refresher first though. The TOX stat tracks explosive plays and turnovers and it is derived by first finding the differential of explosive plays of 20 yards made and allowed on offense and defense. The second part of the equation is to find the difference of turnovers made versus turnovers created. Your basic take-away, give-away stat. The final step in determining the TOX is to take the differential of the two numbers. Pretty basic stat, but very telling as to the success of a team not only game by game, but by season.

The Steelers led the NFL last year with a TOX stat of +59. This year did not get off to a great start as the Steelers had a -9 TOX stat against the Ravens. They are currently ranked last in the league right now heading into week 2.

The magic number in a game by game look at the stat is usually +2 or better as far as winning a game and 11 teams had a +2 or better TOX stat in week 1 and those teams went 10-1 combined with the Saints being the lone team to lose with a +2 or better TOX stat. Teams with a +1 TOX stat went 2-2 on the week.

I will be posting a week by week look at this stat going forward along with cumulative totals and it certainly is a stat worth tracking.

2011 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

Week 1OffenseDefenseDifferentialsTOX
TeamPass 20+Run 20+Pass 20+Run 20+20+ DIFFTO DIFTOXW/L
Baltimore Ravens4231279W
Cincinnati Bengals5120415W
Detroit Lions4110415W
Washington Redskins6130404W
San Francisco 49ers2010134W
Chicago Bears5141123W
Houston Texans50203-12W
New Orleans Saints61403-12L
Philadelphia Eagles4121202W
Buffalo Bills2112022W
Oakland Raiders0330022W
San Diego Chargers31022-11W
Carolina Panthers8061101L
Tennessee Titans4021101L
New York Jets5050011W
Miami Dolphins100100000L
New England Patriots100100000W
Dallas Cowboys50500-1-1L
Arizona Cardinals6180-10-1W
Jacksonville Jaguars2140-10-1W
Minnesota Vikings0231-21-1L
Denver Broncos30030-2-2L
Kansas City Chiefs12210-2-2L
St. Louis Rams2141-20-2L
Green Bay Packers4061-31-2W
Indianapolis Colts2050-31-2L
Atlanta Falcons4151-1-2-3L
Seattle Seahawks1020-1-3-4L
New York Giants3061-40-4L
Cleveland Browns2051-4-1-5L
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1041-4-1-5L
Pittsburgh Steelers3142-2-7-9L
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