Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential Stats Through Week 14

If you read my post on a regular basis you know of my fondness of the TOX stat and my new fascination with the Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential Stat. Both are not new by any stretch, but neither are actively tracked. If you want to read up on the first post I did on ANYPPAD Stat I did in relation to teams making the playoffs and winning it all, just follow the link. Also here is the year to date of the stat last week as I will be tracking this for the remainder of the season.

Below is the year to date Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential Stats for all 32 teams through week 14.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have broken past the 2.00 differential after their Thursday night game against the Cleveland Browns, but they remain in 3rd place overall. They made the move in differential by increasing their offensive number and decreasing their defensive number. Depending on the health of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger going forward, it will be interesting to see if they can reach the 3.00 differential number after the next 3 games. They play the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night and that will be their last true test of the regular season as the 49ers currently have a respectable 5.16 defensive ANYPPAD number, 6th best in the league. The 49ers offense is above average with a 6.07 offensive ANYPPAD number.

The Green Bay Packers overtaken the Houston Texans this past week for the number one spot after their blowout win against the Oakland Raiders. It was their defense however that helped lower their differential, not their offense as their gaudy offensive number actually dropped this past week from 9.47 to 9.28. Oh the horror! The New England Patriots also dropped a spot behind the Detroit Lions this week thanks to their pass defense that made the Washington Redskins look good. The Baltimore Ravens made a small jump as well this past week as they should have against the Indianapolis Colts.

Of the top 12 teams right now, I think at least 10 make the playoffs. The Denver Broncos are currently atop the AFC West and control their own destiny, or maybe it is Tim Tebow that controls it.

An interesting nugget on the Broncos and Tebow that I found doing a little research. Over the last 6 games with Tebow at the helm the Broncos have a 1.97 differential stat and that is thanks to play of both the quarterback and the pass defense. Tebow has a gross passing yards per attempt number of 7.20 with a 7.04 ANYPPAD in those last 6 games. He has just 1 interception during that stretch and their defense has kept them in every game as their defensive ANYPPAD has dropped greatly in those last 6 games. This combination mixed with some clutch kicks by Matt Prater, is why they are on 6 win streak. It is not all just Tebow.

The New York Giants versus Dallas Cowboys game in week 17 is setting up to be a great game and could set up a winner is in, the loser is out type situation depending on what the Lions and the Atlanta Falcons do going forward.

WEEK 14PASS OFFENSE STATSPASS DEFENSE STATS DIFF
TEAMATT COMPYDS TDINT SCKSYDS ANY/AATT COMPYDS TDINT SCKSYDS ANY/ADIFF
GB444307 3,960397 332039.28 5193123,751 232727 1745.493.79
HOU389 2342,95119 724143 7.30438220 2,3851317 362363.97 3.34
PIT433 2783,34221 1137232 6.95434246 2,3281410 301984.65 2.30
DET519 3293,58429 1429203 6.45467285 2,7181818 352384.52 1.93
NE496 3284,15133 1122122 8.33518330 4,0132118 291826.62 1.71
BAL466 2642,97416 924149 5.90435230 2,500914 452814.27 1.63
DAL463 3003,55427 1128179 7.33453277 3,1621815 352005.83 1.50
NYG489 3033,95325 1221152 7.67469287 3,4282415 362576.40 1.27
NO544 3864,22732 1123150 7.71508293 3,484207 272176.67 1.04
NYJ426 2422,67921 1129180 5.72426229 2,6111215 291694.78 0.94
SF363 2242,36715 539233 6.07473279 3,0491818 312105.16 0.92
ATL480 2883,30523 1225169 6.39454274 3,1371813 251586.08 0.31
TEN453 2692,98418 1019151 6.13500315 3,1251910 241465.83 0.30
CHI395 2232,56315 1338258 5.26529322 3,3351617 292005.18 0.08
OAK415 2392,96116 2022135 5.45487255 3,0382315 372235.39 0.06
SD480 3023,54722 1730198 6.32364218 2,6202214 221246.30 0.02
CIN434 2532,80019 1321142 5.70440256 2,792177 362145.92 -0.21
SEA415 2442,54712 1339275 4.85452277 3,0011617 221505.39 -0.54
MIA385 2322,51614 1044276 5.47464270 3,1751910 321906.26 -0.79
ARI420 2342,76417 1843309 4.95481283 3,156139 342425.85 -0.89
PHI461 2733,25416 2325120 5.22404239 2,8462312 422526.20 -0.98
BUF458 2812,92520 1817113 5.29422274 3,0262416 191366.32 -1.02
DEN355 1872,09119 932178 5.34444280 3,028229 372636.37 -1.03
CLE465 2672,57014 1133180 4.73359203 2,349137 251435.97 -1.25
CAR453 2713,37915 1630221 6.13384240 3,0742210 261507.47 -1.35
WAS481 2833,09315 2035240 4.83412249 2,857179 342036.26 -1.43
STL455 2442,3927 843294 4.36405242 2,7151910 332236.04 -1.68
JAC386 1961,83010 1335249 3.43401251 2,4811613 261795.19 -1.76
KC404 2402,30612 1633203 4.18371218 2,7212117 231546.03 -1.85
TB478 2893,00113 2024141 4.70413253 3,2352213 201307.14 -2.43
MIN418 2392,48516 1341270 4.84431294 3,234266 402717.40 -2.56
IND436 2412,44611 1229187 4.57402289 3,127236 211427.84 -3.27

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  • Alasdair

    I just started reading your site recently and love your stuff. On the net passing yards, however, I think you may be double-counting the sack yards. It looks to me that the passing yards you’re showing are already net of the losses from sacks. Not sure, of course, but I think that’s what I see.

  • SteelersDepot

    No, I am just showing the net passing yards instead of the gross as the table is too wide with them. The formula in excel goes off of gross.