2012 NFL Week 3 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 3 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 which teams might be headed for the post season and which teams might be staying at 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 always 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.

3 weeks in and we are still seeing great jumps in the DIFF stat, but that will start calming down now.

As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, despite their 1-2 record, they have jumped up to 13th overall in ANYPPAD and at least now have a positive number. Of course the true stat is wins and losses, but as long as the quarterback play remains as it has been through the first three weeks, the Steelers will be in each and every game this season. The defense is bound to improve, even if it is slightly, so don\’t rule the black and gold out of anything just yet. The offense will have to carry this team this year, and that unit is off to a great start.

The Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans remain supreme and both of those teams will be there at the end baring significant injuries to key positions.

TEAM COMP ATT YDS TD INT SK SK/YDS ANY/A COMP ATT YDS TD INT SK SK/YDS ANY/ADIFFLASTTHIS
ATL77107 79381 4287.93 66108672 277 493.034.90 11
HOU6396 75151 3187.96 55109625 339 614.143.82 22
GNB5377 77242 16947.18 3153467 5412 914.552.63 43
ARI5287 57741 5346.28 63117686 2212 684.401.88 154
DAL70108 84143 7456.44 4680474 317 634.901.55 135
PHI69125 90536 9604.74 51101572 357 543.271.47 36
MIN6897 71340 6177.53 67105688 517 616.091.44 147
BAL73113 94362 5397.92 73110927 238 586.561.36 128
BUF5086 58183 126.94 69112804 649 595.661.28 209
NYG80120 101553 5387.54 5690838 566 536.411.13 1810
NYJ5099 71053 3156.47 5899666 543 105.650.82 1011
CAR5686 84425 6426.71 75110755 325 246.100.61 512
PIT82120 90481 9517.50 5387600 615 297.020.48 2113
CIN6696 94073 12678.13 70103872 5011 877.760.37 2914
CHI4993 64236 11833.36 64113707 3614 983.140.21 2315
SFO6492 64151 10586.25 70111731 525 406.040.21 916
STL6195 66043 12854.86 69108744 254 304.720.14 617
SEA3354 43441 6516.97 4376689 2210 486.870.09 1918
NWE79118 88741 7437.03 72109794 523 87.11-0.08 1119
SDG69103 68843 6305.53 77116746 525 315.99-0.46 820
DEN69115 82453 8506.01 63106754 827 536.82-0.81 1621
JAX4281 49140 6496.00 68108778 212 46.99-0.99 2522
WAS6089 74741 9767.20 701151050 1046 388.53-1.32 723
OAK80128 87952 4286.52 78112815 603 217.95-1.43 1724
DET94135 103554 4336.63 6698802 507 508.11-1.48 2625
TEN73115 82442 286.89 90118970 816 328.49-1.60 2826
IND65122 84654 5465.67 5891733 517 397.64-1.97 2727
TAM4180 49143 6444.56 791231096 467 366.69-2.13 2428
CLE65115 67736 8503.39 75122843 859 365.66-2.27 2229
MIA54102 61514 4343.97 65124945 333 186.71-2.74 3030
NOR75137 90475 7505.34 5990821 316 348.35-3.01 3231
KAN70119 80734 11574.85 5386717 815 428.68-3.84 3132

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