2012 NFL Week 12 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 12 of the 2012 season is behind us and the playoff picture, especially in the AFC, is really in plain view right now with 5 weeks remaining in the season. Below are the 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 as it is based around the passing offense and passing defense of all 32 teams.

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.

The Pittsburgh Steelers differential slipped this again this week because of the absence of one Ben Roethlisberger. This was almost guaranteed to happen. Their defensive ANY/A number remains strong, however, and it needs to stay that way. The Steelers of course play the Baltimore Ravens again this week and to beat them it will take a near perfect game on both sides of the football regardless of who winds up playing quarterback.

The Cincinatti Bengals are really playing good football right now and currently have the 4th best differential in the AFC heading into their game against the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers can\’t afford to lose another game, so this sets up for an interesting matchup.

The Indianapolis Colts are defying the odds in the differential stat. Their defense is playing awful yet they continue to win games. A win against the Detroit Lions on Sunday and I think you can pencil them into one of the Wild Card spots. Should they make it, I think they will be one and done in the Wild Card round regardless of who they play.

The Chicago Bears are horrible on offense and are sticking around only because of their defense.

The Seattle Seahawks is another team that is a bit of a head scratcher. They face the Bears this week and something has to give here.

11 of the 12 teams that make the playoffs should finish with a positive differential number. If the Colts stumble down the stretch it could be 12 of 12.

TEAMCMP ATT YDS TD INT SK SK/YDS ANY/A CMP ATT YDS TD INT SK SK/YDS ANY/A DIFF
DEN 277410326026816 987.80236398255718 13372514.783.01
SFO 200291241116631 1877.06224374226312 10282034.602.46
SEA 180282209918821 1356.48223378238810 10291804.811.67
GNB 254383287629737 2126.97233419290917 12342225.491.48
NEW 275423331624315 1038.12272418331822 14231356.791.34
HOU 2473832878191015 1206.75223415272519 11301705.481.27
ATL 2944293425211321 1516.91217350260611 11261675.761.15
CIN 2383752842241126 1526.67246375263013 8352285.611.06
PIT 254404275817823 1376.09186332194812 6221255.061.03
BAL 238396288014726 1686.3424741028599 11251715.460.89
WAS 210314260817626 1737.37284462345123 14201366.520.84
CHI 2003282203141335 2544.53241411251911 20302083.700.83
CAR 1923322747111028 1976.44253381264113 8272115.710.73
TAM 200350278921716 1097.61284428358718 16181166.980.63
NYG 2403962894151114 916.36233369299218 18302135.840.52
STL 2143552528151028 1865.72254385271913 12311955.390.33
DET 3065013601161025 1646.29251382260217 7251666.050.24
CLE 2223972456121320 1294.75263422284417 13281635.41-0.66
NOR 2774433343311121 1487.16257403344522 8241647.87-0.72
MIA 208353250481222 1685.22251432304814 8291696.07-0.86
BUF 2193572359181220 895.54224372271820 9271526.42-0.87
SDG 2513762689181432 2155.40253402282120 9221456.30-0.90
ARI 2474342603101246 2884.11190342242515 15301845.02-0.90
DAL 3114663446171526 1805.96208333255315 5231516.96-1.00
NYJ 2003572378121027 1655.22199350241017 81786 6.28-1.06
MIN 228359218613927 1384.93255396266218 6271886.06-1.13
IND 2554493205131326 1505.75228365270419 5231327.03-1.28
JAX 216375249216834 2365.42265414309815 91379 6.82-1.41
TEN 240393256514919 1365.59271385302222 10231397.04-1.45
OAK 2724513185181224 1825.94247376282923 6131037.50-1.55
PHI 2444152707121234 1994.92213351262820 7181197.03-2.11
KAN 209361223061625 1343.88187308254222 7191237.78-3.90

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