The Update: Week 15

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The Update: Week 15

The Update is a series of adjusted statistics used to measure the efficiency of NFL teams relative to the average team. Positive numbers will always mean a good thing for a given team, offensively or defensively, while negative numbers will always mean a bad thing for a given team, offensively or defensively.

Everything is set to the baseline of whatever the NFL average is at the time. That means that if the NFL throws five interceptions every 100 throws, but Team X only throws two interceptions on 200 passes, Team X is eight interceptions above expectation (+8.00.)

Below are the terms that you’re going to need to know.

ANY/A Value-How many ANY/A yards above/below average an offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on ANY/A.

Sack % Value-How many sacks above/below average an offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on sack percentage.

TFL % Value-How many tackles at the line of scrimmage and behind the line of scrimmage above/below average a run offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on tackle for loss percentage. We include 0-yard runs in with the tackle for loss data.

Points Per Play Value-How many points per play an offense/defense is above/below average relative to the NFL average, based on points per play.

Yards Per Rush Value-How many yards per rush an offense/defense is above/below average relative to the NFL average, based on yards per rush.

Turnover % Value-How many turnovers above/below average an offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on the NFL average.

Yards Per Play Value-How many yards per play an offense/defense is above/below average relative to the NFL average, based on yards per play.

1st Down % Value-How many 1st downs above/below average an offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on 1st down percentage.

How good is my pass defense? What is the difference between the 14th and 17th completion percentage? Which team has a low completion percentage but a high yards per completion mark? Which defense gets to the quarterback the most often? Which teams throw the most interceptions per play? Which run defenses are being hidden by playing in shootouts? Which offensive lines are allowing the most tackles for a loss on average this year? Which backs are doing the most with the least on the ground?

Offense

TeamANY/A ValueRSack % ValueRTFL% ValueRYards Per Rush ValueRPoints Per Play ValueRTurnover % ValueRYards Per Play ValueR1st Down % ValueR
Arizona Cardinals-475.6627-9.43290.718-239.2932-77.1229-1.8821-452.1528-11.8222
Atlanta Falcons457.47109.246-1.32083.711020.73101.0216555.38430.962
Baltimore Ravens-644.11296.5382.1314-18.261728.1693.738-583.4231-9.3120
Buffalo Bills-432.6223-8.0926-17.163034.4713-42.38243.0810-470.8629-31.1330
Carolina Panthers-173.8319-1.58179.638111.02914.86131.6913-147.78187.313
Chicago Bears-468.6126-4.2121-15.9929114.678-52.5225-4.1626-231.7221-13.6723
Cincinnati Bengals-139.7217-5.37221.6116-209.2430-36.7923-4.227-351.4324-19.9827
Cleveland Browns-1385.4632-7.882511.346150.065-102.5232-16.7232-408.7326-10.8821
Dallas Cowboys12.31162.391318.282193.94331.3680.971779.73149.4111
Denver Broncos-813.3731-8.542710.357-51.8120-73.328-7.6231-474.9730-30.529
Detroit Lions464.579-6.1223-21.431-224.83155.86-2.1822160.9610-2.4518
Green Bay Packers-464.3325-10.843112.944130.2875.415-0.0919-236.322211.3210
Houston Texans-186.2720-9.33284.3613-35.2518-2.3719-4.9929-219.56202.7115
Indianapolis Colts-483.928-22.0432-0.0319-186.0229-78.94303.937-630.6432-36.9832
Jacksonville Jaguars305.24127.93712.55133.52646.774.385160.0311-0.517
Kansas City Chiefs708.935-2.77196.7210275.27264.1259.361724.64216.988
Los Angeles Chargers615.77616.431-12.3325-85.42223.57174.156461.18619.967
Los Angeles Rams755.2136.179-4.872281.7411134.410.9118498.6859.3212
Miami Dolphins-760.4430610-26.6232-88.2523-52.6426-7.0330-426.2727-19.5926
Minnesota Vikings586.9979.745-5.9624-78.642119.88116.123216.85914.189
New England Patriots981.5615.94119.23919.121573.6349.012662.44350.711
New Orleans Saints863.98212.86326.181300.43193.5733.159934.18128.963
New York Giants-395.58215.03124.9611-111.1625-83.96311.4314-405.9625-32.0231
New York Jets-151.9418-9.7430-14.5928-89.5624-16.1621-2.2423-253.0923-22.5328
Oakland Raiders51.761510.494-5.192320.6514-10.420-2.8524128.83124.0414
Philadelphia Eagles738.7641.49154.4312182.134104.4324.774327.3820.996
Pittsburgh Steelers503.51814.32173-127.92718.1122.312396.31721.735
San Francisco 49ers-427.7422-3.8320-14.4827-48.6219-70.81271.1715-183.7819-14.4325
Seattle Seahawks247.65132.2814-12.7326-16.2167.64142.521172.7715-4.2519
Tampa Bay Buccaneers194.76141.49161.7915-121.9226-29.1422-1.7420123.231324.514
Tennessee Titans-453.7924-1.8918-2.592165.44121.4718-4.6628-68.04171.2816
Washington Redskins368.9111-6.65241.0817-164.08285.2416-3.332542.1916-14.3124

Defense

TeamANY/A ValueRSack % ValueRTFL% ValueRYards Per Rush ValueRPoints Per Play ValueRTurnover % ValueRYards Per Play ValueR1st Down % ValueR
Arizona Cardinals172.3611-1.51192.3512206.984-28.1825-1.2321326.09413.278
Atlanta Falcons21.89152.5511-8.7628-54.962224.478-6.7830197.769-20.2429
Baltimore Ravens876.2323.9884925.91161.54213.221299.05521.923
Buffalo Bills434.317-9.7305.088-38.292018.51112.79836.4217-13.9527
Carolina Panthers79.38139.5647.367-36.88181.21170.111471.351610.2910
Chicago Bears-78.33196.715-16.013039.331012.3814-0.0816149.86124.1311
Cincinnati Bengals162.44124.817-6.8124-27.351628.927-8.832258.0272.3113
Cleveland Browns-571.2927-6.162527.691332.941-45.1629-8.7331190.4211-0.6917
Dallas Cowboys-123.8721-2.4120-1.8820-58.0324-0.4318-0.34174.6919-12.225
Denver Broncos-115.43202.181316.773296.882-41.8327-4.8226491.4227.372
Detroit Lions-35.6917-5.724-10.0329-29.2317-26.69237.553-306.7227-29.6731
Green Bay Packers-447.13250.48160.691447.949-19.64202.489-208.7724-22.7530
Houston Texans-659.9300.38179.99649.338-82.6832-2.5223-429.41280.1616
Indianapolis Colts-643.8529-7.4328-4.252319.1914-53.631-0.5819-543.8131-9.8322
Jacksonville Jaguars1301.57118.331-2.8822-153.032992.16112.242618.09144.531
Kansas City Chiefs-56.7218-7.8329-1.3516-84.192620.42100.9212-241.4925-31.7932
Los Angeles Chargers600.6235.5261.7913-245.553152.7832.83773.141515.357
Los Angeles Rams552.23512.982-7.0626-206.353038.5754.666133.691316.86
Miami Dolphins-277.0623-6.262614.154-37.919-45.0328-3.4924-123.7322-12.1424
Minnesota Vikings568.5142.0714-6.9825142.59550.094-1.1920481.81320.574
New England Patriots-232.0722-3.1822-23.3132-284.933237.966-1.4322-523.0429-19.9828
New Orleans Saints335.6992.7810-1.4717-137.692817.76121.3310-24.1920-1.6919
New York Giants-869.4632-10.831-1.8719-66.625-30.1426-6.2328-528.26301.3515
New York Jets-309.3424-6.352710.655-14.1915-27.6240.4213-133.8123-3.8320
Oakland Raiders-67031-321-8.22721.0112-22.521-6.7829-289.5926-1.1618
Philadelphia Eagles455.436-1.11820.462117.63717.28136.554191.631017.255
Pittsburgh Steelers357.81811.233-1.9621-57.84239.56150.091578.671412.599
San Francisco 49ers-512.0426-5.2232.9810130.26-15.2819-5.04276.8718-13.426
Seattle Seahawks196.39100.6215-1.571819.81322.8491.2711204.4282.3114
Tampa Bay Buccaneers-582.9328-13.75322.511-40.8221-23.74226.055-662.6932-11.823
Tennessee Titans10.55162.3512-0.515210.1831.3316-3.9525270.66-8.6321
Washington Redskins59.71143.849-21.5431-86.0827-45.330-0.5418-68.45213.5612