Beyond the Stats: Week 16

Each week I uncover some interesting stats, tidbits and information that you may or may not know about.

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Quarterback Rating Stats

  • The 49ers actually have the highest Quarterback Rating of all teams in the first half - 109.2 vs. 109.1 for Atlanta. 
  • While we're at it, San Francisco has the third highest rating when lined up in 2 WR formations - 117.1. 
  • New England boasts the highest Quarterback Rating in the shotgun 110.6 and when in 4 WR sets 111.9. 
  • Indianapolis has a super high 132.5 rating in 3 WR sets, but only 77.0 in 4 WR sets. 
  • The Jets have the worst Quarterback Rating in the 4th quarter at 41.0. Compared to Oakland's 4th quarter rating of 110.1
  • Atlanta has a Quarterback Rating over 100 in every category (overall, first half, second half, inside the 20, inside the 10, at home, on the road, in shotgun, 2 WR, 3 WR, 4 WR) except the fourth quarter, where it's only 97.6. 

Toothless Vikings offense - Minnesota averages a mere 2.6 plays per game where there's either a run over 10 yards or a pass over 25 yards. Conversely, Dallas averages a league high 6.2 big plays per game. 

Saints passing game - Drew Brees has thrown for 300 yards in 64% of his games this year (9 times). 

ImpressiveMike Evans is the only receiver to have 1,000+ yards receiving at the point of the catch. 

Receiver Ball security - Travis Benjamin and Cameron Meredith are the only receivers with 3 fumbles. Eight other receivers have two. 

Doing it right vs doing it wrong - Dak Prescott and Derek Carr have only had three passes deflected at the line this season. Compare that to Blake Bortles who has had 18 passes deflected at the line. 

On the other hand - Derek Carr leads the league with 26 drops by his receivers. 

Bad Bad Pass % - Colin Kaepernick throws a bad pass 21.3% of the time (a bad pass is any pass considered uncatchable, throw away, etc). 

Good Bad Pass % - Drew Brees leads the league with the fewest % of bad passes, 8.6% of his passes are uncatchable. 

Rookie wall after fourth game - Carson Wentz has 13 touchdown passes in 14 games, after having 7 in his first four games. 

Ball security not an issue - Jeremy Hill has the most carries this season (215) without a fumble. Ezekiel Elliott has the most fumbles (5) of all running backs. 

Team Workhorse - David Johnson has the highest % of carries for his team at 75.1%. 

Next in line - The highest yards per carry average (min 50 carries) with the lowest % of team carries is Bilal Powell who averages 5.74 yards per carry with only 26.1% of his team's carries. Derrick Henry averages 4.53 YPC on 21.3% of his team's carries.

RUSHES PER Touchdown

Tm Att Yds RUSH TD Y/A Rush/TD Rush Yd/TD
Buffalo Bills 415 2290 27 5.5 15.4 84.8
Dallas Cowboys 448 2163 22 4.8 20.4 98.3
Atlanta Falcons 375 1634 18 4.4 20.8 90.8
Arizona Cardinals 346 1554 16 4.5 21.6 97.1
Washington Redskins 329 1450 13 4.4 25.3 111.5
Oakland Raiders 381 1655 15 4.3 25.4 110.3
New England Patriots 413 1638 16 4.0 25.8 102.4
Cincinnati Bengals 389 1566 15 4.0 25.9 104.4
Carolina Panthers 398 1567 15 3.9 26.5 104.5
New Orleans Saints 350 1487 13 4.2 26.9 114.4
Philadelphia Eagles 378 1581 14 4.2 27.0 112.9
Tennessee Titans 427 2026 15 4.7 28.5 135.1
Kansas City Chiefs 344 1408 12 4.1 28.7 117.3
Miami Dolphins 345 1488 12 4.3 28.8 124.0
Cleveland Browns 288 1357 10 4.7 28.8 135.7
Seattle Seahawks 351 1426 12 4.1 29.3 118.8
Pittsburgh Steelers 359 1564 11 4.4 32.6 142.2
Green Bay Packers 328 1508 10 4.6 32.8 150.8
Indianapolis Colts 363 1432 11 3.9 33.0 130.2
San Francisco 49ers 398 1887 12 4.7 33.2 157.3
Chicago Bears 317 1412 9 4.5 35.2 156.9
San Diego Chargers 353 1347 10 3.8 35.3 134.7
New York Jets 359 1564 10 4.4 35.9 156.4
Denver Broncos 356 1278 9 3.6 39.6 142.0
Baltimore Ravens 325 1269 8 3.9 40.6 158.6
Minnesota Vikings 332 988 8 3.0 41.5 123.5
Los Angeles Rams 324 1101 7 3.4 46.3 157.3
Jacksonville Jaguars 334 1365 6 4.1 55.7 227.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 407 1415 7 3.5 58.1 202.1
Detroit Lions 309 1144 5 3.7 61.8 228.8
New York Giants 333 1137 5 3.4 66.6 227.4
Houston Texans 410 1718 6 4.2 68.3 286.3

RUSHING YARDS PER Touchdown

Tm Att Yds RUSH TD Y/A Rush/TD Rush Yd/TD
Buffalo Bills 415 2290 27 5.5 15.4 84.8
Atlanta Falcons 375 1634 18 4.4 20.8 90.8
Arizona Cardinals 346 1554 16 4.5 21.6 97.1
Dallas Cowboys 448 2163 22 4.8 20.4 98.3
New England Patriots 413 1638 16 4.0 25.8 102.4
Cincinnati Bengals 389 1566 15 4.0 25.9 104.4
Carolina Panthers 398 1567 15 3.9 26.5 104.5
Oakland Raiders 381 1655 15 4.3 25.4 110.3
Washington Redskins 329 1450 13 4.4 25.3 111.5
Philadelphia Eagles 378 1581 14 4.2 27.0 112.9
New Orleans Saints 350 1487 13 4.2 26.9 114.4
Kansas City Chiefs 344 1408 12 4.1 28.7 117.3
Seattle Seahawks 351 1426 12 4.1 29.3 118.8
Minnesota Vikings 332 988 8 3.0 41.5 123.5
Miami Dolphins 345 1488 12 4.3 28.8 124.0
Indianapolis Colts 363 1432 11 3.9 33.0 130.2
San Diego Chargers 353 1347 10 3.8 35.3 134.7
Tennessee Titans 427 2026 15 4.7 28.5 135.1
Cleveland Browns 288 1357 10 4.7 28.8 135.7
Denver Broncos 356 1278 9 3.6 39.6 142.0
Pittsburgh Steelers 359 1564 11 4.4 32.6 142.2
Green Bay Packers 328 1508 10 4.6 32.8 150.8
New York Jets 359 1564 10 4.4 35.9 156.4
Chicago Bears 317 1412 9 4.5 35.2 156.9
San Francisco 49ers 398 1887 12 4.7 33.2 157.3
Los Angeles Rams 324 1101 7 3.4 46.3 157.3
Baltimore Ravens 325 1269 8 3.9 40.6 158.6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 407 1415 7 3.5 58.1 202.1
New York Giants 333 1137 5 3.4 66.6 227.4
Jacksonville Jaguars 334 1365 6 4.1 55.7 227.5
Detroit Lions 309 1144 5 3.7 61.8 228.8
Houston Texans 410 1718 6 4.2 68.3 286.3

rushes per rushing first down

Tm Att Yds RUSH TD Y/A 1stD Rush/TD Rush Yd/TD Rush/FD
Buffalo Bills 415 2290 27 5.5 125 15.4 84.8 3.32
Dallas Cowboys 448 2163 22 4.8 132 20.4 98.3 3.39
Philadelphia Eagles 378 1581 14 4.2 100 27.0 112.9 3.78
Atlanta Falcons 375 1634 18 4.4 98 20.8 90.8 3.83
San Francisco 49ers 398 1887 12 4.7 104 33.2 157.3 3.83
New Orleans Saints 350 1487 13 4.2 88 26.9 114.4 3.98
Green Bay Packers 328 1508 10 4.6 81 32.8 150.8 4.05
Tennessee Titans 427 2026 15 4.7 105 28.5 135.1 4.07
Arizona Cardinals 346 1554 16 4.5 84 21.6 97.1 4.12
Washington Redskins 329 1450 13 4.4 78 25.3 111.5 4.22
Indianapolis Colts 363 1432 11 3.9 84 33.0 130.2 4.32
Pittsburgh Steelers 359 1564 11 4.4 83 32.6 142.2 4.33
New York Jets 359 1564 10 4.4 83 35.9 156.4 4.33
Chicago Bears 317 1412 9 4.5 73 35.2 156.9 4.34
New England Patriots 413 1638 16 4.0 95 25.8 102.4 4.35
Oakland Raiders 381 1655 15 4.3 87 25.4 110.3 4.38
San Diego Chargers 353 1347 10 3.8 80 35.3 134.7 4.41
Houston Texans 410 1718 6 4.2 92 68.3 286.3 4.46
Cincinnati Bengals 389 1566 15 4.0 87 25.9 104.4 4.47
Cleveland Browns 288 1357 10 4.7 63 28.8 135.7 4.57
Carolina Panthers 398 1567 15 3.9 87 26.5 104.5 4.57
Miami Dolphins 345 1488 12 4.3 75 28.8 124.0 4.60
Seattle Seahawks 351 1426 12 4.1 75 29.3 118.8 4.68
Detroit Lions 309 1144 5 3.7 64 61.8 228.8 4.83
Kansas City Chiefs 344 1408 12 4.1 71 28.7 117.3 4.85
Baltimore Ravens 325 1269 8 3.9 63 40.6 158.6 5.16
Denver Broncos 356 1278 9 3.6 68 39.6 142.0 5.24
Jacksonville Jaguars 334 1365 6 4.1 62 55.7 227.5 5.39
Los Angeles Rams 324 1101 7 3.4 60 46.3 157.3 5.40
New York Giants 333 1137 5 3.4 61 66.6 227.4 5.46
Minnesota Vikings 332 988 8 3.0 57 41.5 123.5 5.82
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 407 1415 7 3.5 68 58.1 202.1 5.99


PASS ATTEMPTS PER Touchdown

Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att/TD PY/TD
Atlanta Falcons 320 468 4146 32 7 8.3 207 14.6 129.6
Tennessee Titans 270 434 3203 26 9 7.0 152 16.7 123.2
New Orleans Saints 420 590 4439 35 14 7.2 234 16.9 126.8
Green Bay Packers 348 542 3596 32 8 6.3 187 16.9 112.4
San Diego Chargers 304 496 3607 29 18 6.8 183 17.1 124.4
Miami Dolphins 276 413 3062 23 13 6.9 144 18.0 133.1
Indianapolis Colts 327 514 3624 28 12 6.5 188 18.4 129.4
New England Patriots 325 487 3821 26 2 7.5 179 18.7 147.0
Pittsburgh Steelers 333 526 3680 27 12 6.8 183 19.5 136.3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 312 508 3478 26 15 6.5 194 19.5 133.8
New York Giants 322 508 3352 25 13 6.3 163 20.3 134.1
Oakland Raiders 336 530 3634 25 6 6.7 175 21.2 145.4
Dallas Cowboys 293 433 3294 20 4 7.2 168 21.7 164.7
Detroit Lions 336 507 3550 22 8 6.6 182 23.0 161.4
Washington Redskins 367 543 4242 23 10 7.5 203 23.6 184.4
San Francisco 49ers 242 432 2467 18 9 5.2 131 24.0 137.1
Arizona Cardinals 345 577 3600 24 15 5.8 205 24.0 150.0
Carolina Panthers 270 488 3295 19 14 6.3 172 25.7 173.4
Jacksonville Jaguars 317 548 3109 21 16 5.4 176 26.1 148.0
Seattle Seahawks 316 484 3522 18 12 6.8 173 26.9 195.7
Denver Broncos 305 500 3296 18 9 6.1 164 27.8 183.1
Buffalo Bills 245 404 2557 14 6 5.7 133 28.9 182.6
Baltimore Ravens 376 584 3591 19 13 5.9 180 30.7 189.0
Cincinnati Bengals 318 494 3480 16 7 6.6 179 30.9 217.5
Chicago Bears 310 499 3511 16 12 6.7 185 31.2 219.4
Kansas City Chiefs 318 481 3232 15 6 6.3 169 32.1 215.5
New York Jets 283 496 3136 14 22 5.9 149 35.4 224.0
Minnesota Vikings 355 504 3233 14 4 6.0 176 36.0 230.9
Houston Texans 303 506 2778 14 16 5.2 152 36.1 198.4
Los Angeles Rams 284 484 2802 13 16 5.4 141 37.2 215.5
Cleveland Browns 290 499 2931 13 13 5.3 158 38.4 225.5
Philadelphia Eagles 339 541 3185 13 13 5.6 171 41.6 245.0

PASSING YARDS PER Touchdown PASS

Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att/TD PY/TD Comp/TD
Green Bay Packers 348 542 3596 32 8 6.3 187 16.9 112.4 10.9
Tennessee Titans 270 434 3203 26 9 7.0 152 16.7 123.2 10.4
San Diego Chargers 304 496 3607 29 18 6.8 183 17.1 124.4 10.5
New Orleans Saints 420 590 4439 35 14 7.2 234 16.9 126.8 12.0
Indianapolis Colts 327 514 3624 28 12 6.5 188 18.4 129.4 11.7
Atlanta Falcons 320 468 4146 32 7 8.3 207 14.6 129.6 10.0
Miami Dolphins 276 413 3062 23 13 6.9 144 18.0 133.1 12.0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 312 508 3478 26 15 6.5 194 19.5 133.8 12.0
New York Giants 322 508 3352 25 13 6.3 163 20.3 134.1 12.9
Pittsburgh Steelers 333 526 3680 27 12 6.8 183 19.5 136.3 12.3
San Francisco 49ers 242 432 2467 18 9 5.2 131 24.0 137.1 13.4
Oakland Raiders 336 530 3634 25 6 6.7 175 21.2 145.4 13.4
New England Patriots 325 487 3821 26 2 7.5 179 18.7 147.0 12.5
Jacksonville Jaguars 317 548 3109 21 16 5.4 176 26.1 148.0 15.1
Arizona Cardinals 345 577 3600 24 15 5.8 205 24.0 150.0 14.4
Detroit Lions 336 507 3550 22 8 6.6 182 23.0 161.4 15.3
Dallas Cowboys 293 433 3294 20 4 7.2 168 21.7 164.7 14.7
Carolina Panthers 270 488 3295 19 14 6.3 172 25.7 173.4 14.2
Buffalo Bills 245 404 2557 14 6 5.7 133 28.9 182.6 17.5
Denver Broncos 305 500 3296 18 9 6.1 164 27.8 183.1 16.9
Washington Redskins 367 543 4242 23 10 7.5 203 23.6 184.4 16.0
Baltimore Ravens 376 584 3591 19 13 5.9 180 30.7 189.0 19.8
Seattle Seahawks 316 484 3522 18 12 6.8 173 26.9 195.7 17.6
Houston Texans 303 506 2778 14 16 5.2 152 36.1 198.4 21.6
Kansas City Chiefs 318 481 3232 15 6 6.3 169 32.1 215.5 21.2
Los Angeles Rams 284 484 2802 13 16 5.4 141 37.2 215.5 21.8
Cincinnati Bengals 318 494 3480 16 7 6.6 179 30.9 217.5 19.9
Chicago Bears 310 499 3511 16 12 6.7 185 31.2 219.4 19.4
New York Jets 283 496 3136 14 22 5.9 149 35.4 224.0 20.2
Cleveland Browns 290 499 2931 13 13 5.3 158 38.4 225.5 22.3
Minnesota Vikings 355 504 3233 14 4 6.0 176 36.0 230.9 25.4
Philadelphia Eagles 339 541 3185 13 13 5.6 171 41.6 245.0 26.1

completions per touchdown pass

Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att/TD PY/TD Comp/TD
Atlanta Falcons 320 468 4146 32 7 8.3 207 14.6 129.6 10.0
Tennessee Titans 270 434 3203 26 9 7 152 16.7 123.2 10.4
San Diego Chargers 304 496 3607 29 18 6.8 183 17.1 124.4 10.5
Green Bay Packers 348 542 3596 32 8 6.3 187 16.9 112.4 10.9
Indianapolis Colts 327 514 3624 28 12 6.5 188 18.4 129.4 11.7
New Orleans Saints 420 590 4439 35 14 7.2 234 16.9 126.8 12.0
Miami Dolphins 276 413 3062 23 13 6.9 144 18.0 133.1 12.0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 312 508 3478 26 15 6.5 194 19.5 133.8 12.0
Pittsburgh Steelers 333 526 3680 27 12 6.8 183 19.5 136.3 12.3
New England Patriots 325 487 3821 26 2 7.5 179 18.7 147.0 12.5
New York Giants 322 508 3352 25 13 6.3 163 20.3 134.1 12.9
Oakland Raiders 336 530 3634 25 6 6.7 175 21.2 145.4 13.4
San Francisco 49ers 242 432 2467 18 9 5.2 131 24.0 137.1 13.4
Carolina Panthers 270 488 3295 19 14 6.3 172 25.7 173.4 14.2
Arizona Cardinals 345 577 3600 24 15 5.8 205 24.0 150.0 14.4
Dallas Cowboys 293 433 3294 20 4 7.2 168 21.7 164.7 14.7
Jacksonville Jaguars 317 548 3109 21 16 5.4 176 26.1 148.0 15.1
Detroit Lions 336 507 3550 22 8 6.6 182 23.0 161.4 15.3
Washington Redskins 367 543 4242 23 10 7.5 203 23.6 184.4 16.0
Denver Broncos 305 500 3296 18 9 6.1 164 27.8 183.1 16.9
Buffalo Bills 245 404 2557 14 6 5.7 133 28.9 182.6 17.5
Seattle Seahawks 316 484 3522 18 12 6.8 173 26.9 195.7 17.6
Chicago Bears 310 499 3511 16 12 6.7 185 31.2 219.4 19.4
Baltimore Ravens 376 584 3591 19 13 5.9 180 30.7 189.0 19.8
Cincinnati Bengals 318 494 3480 16 7 6.6 179 30.9 217.5 19.9
New York Jets 283 496 3136 14 22 5.9 149 35.4 224.0 20.2
Kansas City Chiefs 318 481 3232 15 6 6.3 169 32.1 215.5 21.2
Houston Texans 303 506 2778 14 16 5.2 152 36.1 198.4 21.6
Los Angeles Rams 284 484 2802 13 16 5.4 141 37.2 215.5 21.8
Cleveland Browns 290 499 2931 13 13 5.3 158 38.4 225.5 22.3
Minnesota Vikings 355 504 3233 14 4 6 176 36.0 230.9 25.4
Philadelphia Eagles 339 541 3185 13 13 5.6 171 41.6 245.0 26.1

receptions per touchdown pass

TEAM TARG REC RECYD YD/REC RECTD REC/TD
ATL 455 319 4344 13.62 32 10.0
SD 480 304 3799 12.50 29 10.5
TEN 418 269 3337 12.41 25 10.8
GB 534 348 3801 10.92 32 10.9
IND 497 325 3843 11.82 28 11.6
NO 572 418 4606 11.02 35 11.9
MIA 399 276 3280 11.88 23 12.0
TB 483 307 3653 11.90 25 12.3
NE 481 324 3958 12.22 26 12.5
PIT 512 327 3762 11.50 26 12.6
NYG 493 322 3491 10.84 25 12.9
SF 423 242 2685 11.10 18 13.4
OAK 520 333 3695 11.10 24 13.9
CAR 473 270 3522 13.04 19 14.2
ARI 556 346 3883 11.22 24 14.4
DAL 404 290 3407 11.75 20 14.5
JAX 528 315 3259 10.35 21 15.0
DET 489 336 3720 11.07 22 15.3
WAS 528 366 4358 11.91 23 15.9
DEN 488 305 3526 11.56 18 16.9
BUF 386 246 2721 11.06 14 17.6
SEA 458 313 3703 11.83 17 18.4
CHI 481 310 3667 11.83 16 19.4
CIN 463 317 3700 11.67 16 19.8
BAL 555 377 3803 10.09 19 19.8
NYJ 479 284 3298 11.61 14 20.3
KC 470 318 3409 10.72 15 21.2
HOU 494 303 2972 9.81 14 21.6
LA 463 284 3080 10.85 13 21.8
CLE 481 290 3287 11.33 13 22.3
MIN 499 355 3487 9.82 14 25.4
PHI 515 339 3385 9.99 13 26.1

Receiving yards per touchdown pass

TEAM TARG REC RECYD YD/REC RECTD REC/TD RecYD/TD
GB 534 348 3801 10.92 32 10.9 118.8
SD 480 304 3799 12.50 29 10.5 131.0
NO 572 418 4606 11.02 35 11.9 131.6
TEN 418 269 3337 12.41 25 10.8 133.5
ATL 455 319 4344 13.62 32 10.0 135.8
IND 497 325 3843 11.82 28 11.6 137.3
NYG 493 322 3491 10.84 25 12.9 139.6
MIA 399 276 3280 11.88 23 12.0 142.6
PIT 512 327 3762 11.50 26 12.6 144.7
TB 483 307 3653 11.90 25 12.3 146.1
SF 423 242 2685 11.10 18 13.4 149.2
NE 481 324 3958 12.22 26 12.5 152.2
OAK 520 333 3695 11.10 24 13.9 154.0
JAX 528 315 3259 10.35 21 15.0 155.2
ARI 556 346 3883 11.22 24 14.4 161.8
DET 489 336 3720 11.07 22 15.3 169.1
DAL 404 290 3407 11.75 20 14.5 170.4
CAR 473 270 3522 13.04 19 14.2 185.4
WAS 528 366 4358 11.91 23 15.9 189.5
BUF 386 246 2721 11.06 14 17.6 194.4
DEN 488 305 3526 11.56 18 16.9 195.9
BAL 555 377 3803 10.09 19 19.8 200.2
HOU 494 303 2972 9.81 14 21.6 212.3
SEA 458 313 3703 11.83 17 18.4 217.8
KC 470 318 3409 10.72 15 21.2 227.3
CHI 481 310 3667 11.83 16 19.4 229.2
CIN 463 317 3700 11.67 16 19.8 231.3
NYJ 479 284 3298 11.61 14 20.3 235.6
LA 463 284 3080 10.85 13 21.8 236.9
MIN 499 355 3487 9.82 14 25.4 249.1
CLE 481 290 3287 11.33 13 22.3 252.8
PHI 515 339 3385 9.99 13 26.1 260.4

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