No other stat other than YPP matches up with winning and losing records other than: winning and losing records and PPG gets close. If you rank teams by yards or "total offense yards", it won't do this. If you rank teams by "total defense" it won't show this.
See bolded above...also not true. Point differential (points scored minus points allowed) matches up very nicely.
Your infatuation with YPP is just weird. Apparently you think you have uncovered the Rosetta Stone of football stats and it's just not true.
Why the mods allow this nonsense to continue is beyond me. All PFFL does is sign up 2 or 3 times a day with different names, litters every thread with his delusional drivel, trying to "win" by drowning out any other opinion, at the expense of the rest of the forum.
But if I had to play your stupid race card game, yes, I think on average a white QB is a much better passer, and it has less to do with the color of their skin, but more to do with the fact that they are less athletic, are more intelligent and less jock, and stick to one thing.
I can't imagine why anyone would think you were a racist! I mean just re-read that nice balanced statement above.
Everyone knows that whites are less athletic and more intelligent, right?
Some of the crap you spew convinces me you need serious help. And that is not something I am throwing around loosely. You need professional physicological help. Do yourself a favor and get it.
I have to say. Right now, it is Aaron Rodgers and then everyone else is a distant second. He has been by far the best QB in football this season.
What amazes me is how he can place his throws into such tight windows. He has a receiver corps that would be the envy of any other team, but keep in mind that defenses know that he will be throwing and he puts up ridiculous stats in spite of that.
If that team had a really good back, i.e. someone like J Stew or better, they would be unstoppable.
As a football fan watching a season like he is having, all you can do is sit back and enjoy the experience. I hate it that they beat us, but you have to respect what he does week after week after week.
Another rehash of a thread that has gone on ad nauseum. The offense in general is fine. But it dosn't operate in a vacuum. The statistics on how often a team scores is highly dependent on how long it has to drive the ball. Teams that start from their own 40 yard line for example are in field goal range after moving the ball 30 yards. This assumes your kicker can make a 40 yarder. Going from your 20. it would take 50 yards for a field goal try and 80 yards for a Td. Where are we in startiing field position? Near the bottom.
If we are at the top in 80 yard scoring drives we are obviously moving the ball but what people don't figure in is that if it takes 7 minutes to score the good news is that we kept the other offense off the field but if they then take 6 minutes to score on our defense, the first quarter is essentially over and we had one possession. So instead of rehashing the same old crap in the other thread lets at least give this a different spin. Those of you with access to advanced stats and the time to do it. How does our number of offensive possessions per game compare to other teams in the top five. Of thoose possessions, how many are 40 yards or less. How many are over 40 yards? Of those over 40, how many end up with punts, versus missed field goals or turnovers instead of points.
We are 30th in number of possessions per game. Surprisingly, the teams below us are the Packers and San Diego. As you would expect, we have a far worse starting field position than those teams, coming in at 24th in the league. We also do well in points per drive, ranking 6th.
The only stat in which we are off on a per drive basis is interceptions, coming in at 24th.
Given that we are 29th in penalties per game and we have more offensive than defensive penalties, and given that we are 30th in number of possessions per game, I am certain we would come in last in number of penalties per drive.
So we need to work on the interceptions and cut down the penalties, and we should score with the best teams in the league.
You can understand Rivera's situation. Invisible flags have at least cost us 2 games this season. Its not like our team is getting many faults starts or PF penalty's, its holding calls that could be called every single snap. I feel like the refs are not even warning players anymore they are just throwing the flag every single time.
The difference isn't as dramatic as it might seem. We've had 19 holding calls (18 that were enforced, 1 was declined) and 14 false starts.
Total offensive pre-snap penalties? 21. Throw in offsides? 30. So roughly 42% of our total penalties have come pre-snap. These are typically considered mental errors.
Of course you can just not with most. By NFL offensive standards which actually lead to winning, absolutely. But yeah Dalton's got the far easier schedule so who know how he would do if he had our schedule but I also have no idea what he would look like with Smith.
But Cam's has a lot of yards but they're primarily due to Smith, not Cam's amazing accuracy with the long ball. One of the worst in the league in pics and average accuracy. Are you really buying that a QB who's a 60% accuracy is more accurate throwing the deep ball than when he throws short? It's Smith. Everyone keeps getting it backwards and its insulting. Smith is carrying Cam most not the other way around. Dude has nearly 1000 yards in 8 games but 4 TD's. LOL. Who's getting his TD's? Think about it.
It doesn't matter if you use poetry or prose, you don't make a damn bit of sense.