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2013 NFL Week 6 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential


A few weeks ago, I promised I would start posting the league ANY/A differential stats after the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth game and below are the results following the conclusion of week six.

I like to use these stats as my own personal power rankings as I believe it to be a good measurement for each and every team. The stat has a solid history and while it does not take into account rushing stats, it really doesn't suffer that much without them.

Am I telling you that the Steelers are a better team right now than the Green Bay Packers? No, but I do think they are better than most of the teams currently ranked behind them.

You don't need these stats to tell you that the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs are both undefeated right now, but these stats will tell you that the Chiefs are really relying on the defense through the first six weeks of the season while the Broncos are leaning heavily on their offense. The Chiefs, for example, lead the league in takeaways with 18 and also lead in turnover differential with a net of 12.

The Steelers, according to the ANY/A differential stats, are pretty much an average team right now and have only improved slightly since we last checked in on them after week three. They at least have a positive differential number right now, but with a 1-4 record, that's a meaningless stat. The Steelers biggest problem has been turnovers and big plays up until this point and they corrected those problems this past Sunday. Did they correct them for good, or was that just a fluke?

This coming Sunday, the Steelers will host a Baltimore Ravens team and as usual, it should make for an interesting, low scoring game. The Steelers 2013 season is currently on life support right now thanks to the quality of the other three teams in their division, but a loss Sunday to Ravens, combined with a win by the Cincinnati Bengals, will pretty much pull the plug for good.

We all know that stats can lie and that they can be twisted around to meet narratives. Come Sunday evening, however, the Steelers ANY/A differential stats should tell us who won the game and we will see if they are an above average or below average team at that point.

TEAM CMP ATT YDS TD INT S SYDS O ANY/A CMP ATT YDS TD INT S SYDS D ANY/A DIFF
DEN 180 243 2189 22 2 5 25 10.14 152 251 2146 11 9 17 120 6.87 3.27
SEA 104 166 1383 9 4 17 93 7.05 111 196 1242 5 9 16 112 3.89 3.16
NO 157 237 1958 14 5 14 92 7.65 123 206 1492 7 8 20 148 4.97 2.68
KAN 122 216 1330 7 3 16 86 5.38 119 225 1336 5 10 31 198 3.08 2.31
DET 150 239 1772 12 4 9 66 7.12 146 238 1710 7 10 12 100 5.20 1.92
PHI 112 193 1727 11 2 16 99 8.41 168 263 1965 13 6 13 78 6.80 1.61
SF 90 161 1221 8 5 13 75 6.21 112 204 1322 7 8 14 84 4.67 1.54
CAR 93 153 1127 9 5 16 123 5.67 117 171 1167 4 8 15 115 4.15 1.52
IND 117 189 1383 7 3 13 88 6.44 109 186 1312 5 7 17 78 5.02 1.42
CIN 140 215 1552 8 6 14 80 5.95 129 221 1419 8 5 18 121 5.16 0.79
DAL 153 218 1693 14 3 14 103 7.48 164 250 1974 14 6 17 125 6.96 0.52
TEN 110 189 1247 8 4 15 84 5.60 133 209 1464 6 6 18 121 5.26 0.35
NE 136 239 1480 8 4 16 110 5.29 123 220 1469 6 7 14 96 5.03 0.26
CLE 145 254 1637 10 8 24 178 4.67 138 238 1374 6 5 19 88 4.60 0.08
CHI 143 217 1630 12 6 9 65 6.79 134 200 1684 9 9 8 58 6.74 0.06
SD 162 223 1847 14 5 10 64 7.89 143 209 1742 10 2 14 105 7.83 0.05
PIT 127 193 1510 6 5 19 122 6.05 91 154 1013 4 2 7 33 6.02 0.03
GB 118 184 1646 10 4 14 99 7.91 118 181 1571 11 2 17 103 8.07 -0.16
BUF 112 202 1281 7 4 20 109 5.10 132 237 1754 12 10 21 129 5.48 -0.39
MIA 114 182 1383 6 5 24 148 5.49 123 205 1523 8 6 13 85 6.09 -0.61
ATL 152 219 1641 10 3 9 76 7.15 118 176 1460 12 3 11 86 7.91 -0.76
ARI 132 222 1500 7 11 13 80 4.53 141 231 1672 10 8 16 112 5.67 -1.14
STL 138 233 1432 13 3 13 89 5.97 134 200 1632 11 5 16 83 7.15 -1.18
BAL 136 235 1702 7 8 19 124 5.35 122 208 1678 10 4 22 152 6.72 -1.38
TB 93 180 1037 5 6 11 83 4.10 118 190 1347 8 6 14 108 5.53 -1.43
HOU 165 255 1665 8 11 17 112 4.48 77 137 867 10 2 14 79 5.95 -1.47
NYJ 113 191 1490 7 10 21 163 4.80 135 221 1485 10 1 20 116 6.32 -1.53
OAK 112 173 1323 7 6 28 177 5.05 142 208 1559 9 3 16 113 6.66 -1.60
MIN 107 169 1180 5 7 14 70 4.89 142 213 1606 13 7 10 66 6.66 -1.77
WAS 125 209 1448 6 5 10 92 5.71 113 171 1465 10 3 16 107 7.61 -1.90
NYG 125 233 1737 9 16 16 104 4.39 151 235 1645 14 4 5 37 7.12 -2.73
JAC 122 223 1385 3 11 22 127 3.36 127 201 1441 14 3 10 50 7.28 -3.92

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  • Bill Molinaro

    I don’t understand these stats completely because I don’t know what all the column headings mean. Also what is the second set of data on the right? Could you post a key for this chart?

  • edrabs

    Thanks for putting this together, I tend to lean on the YPA, but I’ll calculate an adjusted figure for myself with adjustments made for interceptions and touchdowns. One request, last year you posted a few tables that could dynamically sort when you clicked on the headings. Could you implement that sort functionality? I know personally, it would be awesome.

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