2012 NFL Week 2 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 2 of the 2012 NFL season is now behind us and here are the final ANYPPAD (Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential) stats year to date. This stat is great for tracking teams success over the season and is a great measuring stick to show teams headed for the post season and teams staying home.

If you want to get a better understanding of the stat, read here and here is the final regular season ANYPPAD stats from last year.

I like to caution that it is really hard to read much into these stats until a good 4 or 5 games into the season for each team as you will see quite a bit of bouncing over the first four weeks. After that the true colors of the passing offense and defense start emerging and you can see how certain teams slightly get better or worse on offense and defense in relation to the passing game over the forthcoming weeks.

A good example of a early bounce based on limited games played so far is the Green Bay Packers, who were ranked 19th after week 1 with a -1.92 differential. Thanks mostly in part to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, the Packers now rank 4th overall with a 3.43 differential.

The Pittsburgh Steelers jumped up 6 places, but still have a negative differential of -1.08. I fully expect that will be about even or in the positive after the game against the Oakland Raiders this week.

Once again, after about week 4 or 5, you really should start to see the cream rising to the top. This is not an end all, do all, stat, but just one of many that I like to follow in regard to tracking success of teams throughout the season in regard to the all important passing offense and defense. If you look at its history over the years, you will see why I value it.

TEAMCOMP ATT YDS TD INT SK SK/YDS ANY/A COMP ATT YDS TD INT SK SK/YDS ANY/A DIFF LASTTHIS
ATL 4767 51850 2188.70 4570499 256 403.615.09 51
HOU 4666 46110 2126.90 2957295 136 472.114.79 22
PHI 5288 68836 4254.92 3477350 154 251.483.44 73
GNB 5377 54942 8555.69 3153337 3411 722.273.43 194
CAR 3753 55622 4218.51 4773463 223 125.283.23 165
STL 4360 50841 6347.71 5277561 242 185.102.61 116
WAS 3955 52631 3238.93 5087649 634 226.732.21 17
SDG 4865 51541 5217.56 4776471 213 215.631.92 158
SFO 4057 43740 7457.38 4976533 325 405.721.66 149
NYJ 2954 40441 297.68 4263470 533 106.441.24 310
NWE 5177 55231 5276.59 4470412 213 85.471.12 1011
BAL 4574 56131 5396.80 4569592 136 425.801.00 412
DAL 4569 55842 3217.32 3652364 205 446.321.00 913
MIN 4762 51520 6177.91 4370484 404 486.970.94 1214
ARI 3563 35521 255.31 4680469 227 334.440.87 1315
DEN 4363 49433 5365.63 4676464 416 475.510.12 616
OAK 5694 67021 3216.64 4263431 202 167.00-0.36 1817
NYG 5283 72343 3267.47 3757550 534 327.92-0.45 2418
SEA3354 30421 5324.53 4376466 222 95.22-0.69 2019
BUF 2851 37353 006.63 4269567 525 297.41-0.78 3020
PIT 4671 52041 8466.44 2953391 304 227.53-1.08 2721
CLE 3872 44024 4203.68 5387635 558 345.01-1.33 2622
CHI 3262 45935 9713.14 4678555 348 474.51-1.37 823
TAM 3152 38132 4255.82 5484813 453 127.54-1.72 1724
JAX 3260 33630 5425.45 4662465 002 47.20-1.76 2125
DET 5180 58524 3255.06 3756424 307 506.89-1.83 2226
IND 4376 53333 5465.09 4870578 416 327.64-2.56 2527
TEN 4473 44622 285.17 4763520 515 248.10-2.93 2328
CIN 4668 53932 10515.87 4969651 405 349.42-3.55 2929
MIA 3866 41913 4343.86 4479639 212 127.68-3.82 3130
KAN 4475 55933 8465.28 3350477 501 711.18-5.90 2831
NOR55101 66444 3155.28 3346573 303 2312.45-7.17 3232

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  • Brendon Glad

    The corners cover longer than they used to….good job by lake so far