The Update: Week 17

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The Update: Week 17

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-589.0427-10.4626-1.0516-284.5632-68.0728-1.9521-558.5730-11.9322
Atlanta Falcons597.95911.415-1.331890.671015.65123.4210647.94430.873
Baltimore Ravens-663.292810.967-1.5819-22.871933.6595.947-672.231-9.4121
Buffalo Bills-393.9522-13.5730-20.512927.8514-44.27255.986-484.1729-29.0328
Carolina Panthers-368.7321-0.74175.1614100.6811.25130.3316-231.55198.111
Chicago Bears-492.9825-6.2823-15.122664.3411-56.2126-1.6720-326.3923-17.9325
Cincinnati Bengals-166.4217-4.8522-1.2417-173.8528-27.8122-2.8223-400.4826-14.823
Cleveland Browns-1417.4832-10.122520.333145.566-111.5832-19.0632-373.6324-16.4224
Dallas Cowboys-104.77161.551428.921209.4439.4514-0.121811.19158.4910
Denver Broncos-927.0431-12.52917.744-14.6118-79.5530-10.631-483.9528-29.7929
Detroit Lions623.867-7.5724-20.3928-261.673174.026-0.6719236.039-1.9117
Green Bay Packers-763.5130-11.822820.782147.395-22.520-3.2624-377.17253.3114
Houston Texans-346.720-173114.72612.1516-14.118-5.6528-295.82200.815
Indianapolis Colts-454.1724-20.36325.412-181.1129-77.44296.615-683.5332-34.8631
Jacksonville Jaguars173.671411.22612.489109.47747.4270.4615170.23114.313
Kansas City Chiefs838.3950.07167.0511248.78277.3510.442812.66222.577
Los Angeles Chargers946.36320.411-18.827-116.4255.3167.24647.09526.936
Los Angeles Rams851.246.911-8.932498.649135.1610.7713510.5667.0112
Miami Dolphins-680.45297.589-22.0631-82.4223-60.1327-7.3430-324.0722-18.4726
Minnesota Vikings620.9588.418-8.3623-89.332420.3118.963146.521313.298
New England Patriots1024.3314.751212.72759.151291.16311.291664.42363.731
New Orleans Saints1005.14215.53214.825256.491105.1623.779985.56128.015
New York Giants-542.79267.031012.588-60.2922-109.18310.5514-435.2827-43.9432
New York Jets-267.7618-11.427-2230-42.0821-39.3524-2.5822-305.0621-30.1330
Oakland Raiders23.581513.24-5.822242.7413-25.3821-7.2829164.6912-2.418
Philadelphia Eagles548.27102.3513-2.6620183.04489.1343.3611193.61011.829
Pittsburgh Steelers658.58615.2435.2513-117.922645.6882.8812504.62728.54
San Francisco 49ers-289.0419-1.4619-9.2725-2.4717-31.72230.03179.716-0.6216
Seattle Seahawks265.0813-4.7821-23.0532-41.562020.76104.928-24.3517-7.1220
Tampa Bay Buccaneers446.49111.22157.4610-138.8727-19.519-4.4926363.26837.672
Tennessee Titans-430.223-1.0618-4.42123.57150.0717-3.825-112.3318-6.0919
Washington Redskins274.4912-3.87201.1515-189.88305.3315-5.632720.4814-20.5227

Defense

TeamANY/A ValueRSack % ValueRTFL% ValueRYards Per Rush ValueRPoints Per Play ValueRTurnover % ValueRYards Per Play ValueR1st Down % ValueR
Arizona Cardinals203.6413-1.41190.7213224.33-15.7619-0.9218335.35523.125
Atlanta Falcons-12.52181.1613-1.3815-23.031925.788-5.6428147.813-20.8328
Baltimore Ravens811.7922.0110-2.818-3.251655.27411.252309.74721.676
Buffalo Bills385.738-11.35318.237-90.63256.47161.811-60.5120-23.9430
Carolina Panthers-171.272011.65312.64532.8312-0.27180.2613-48.41177.711
Chicago Bears-3.55155.516-18.123034.51123.87100.1715183.26116.912
Cincinnati Bengals271.54112.539-14.9428-48.682225.049-9.7532328.3266.6614
Cleveland Browns-627.4227-1.732044.011341.461-58.2531-9.3331160.5512-3.117
Dallas Cowboys-8.9917-0.16166.410-17.951810.8415-0.7717184.4410-8.0121
Denver Broncos-245.1422-0.491722.782318.162-55.6230-3.7224380.31323.44
Detroit Lions116.2614-3.6723-12.1227-35.520-20.48219.434-223.4424-33.7631
Green Bay Packers-645.58291.85111.6812102.28-36.3627-0.0716-234.7325-22.7529
Houston Texans-755.9831-2.062112.08650.1810-102.4232-5.1827-414.9428-5.2219
Indianapolis Colts-643.4528-9.3828-1.711766.239-52.2528-2.3321-462.4530-12.123
Jacksonville Jaguars1218.11118.952-1.4516-107.752672.44211.391658.53144.861
Kansas City Chiefs-142.3619-7.4127-5.623-80.572318.92123.288-336.5326-34.6332
Los Angeles Chargers662.8346.765-4.6722-341.673269.8135.363.621521.087
Los Angeles Rams476.4569.464-16.7529-255.773120.7115.85-55.091810.0710
Miami Dolphins-422.3324-5.662522.13-7.5817-53.9329-6.5329-155.5723-18.3525
Minnesota Vikings788.483-0.8418-5.8424149.75575.751-1.8120626.41230.622
New England Patriots-227.27211.6112-20.6831-243.053054.385-4.2526-466.5531-14.3224
New Orleans Saints383.1193.918-4.2820-128.72817.53133.199-100.0122-3.418
New York Giants-620.1426-10.58306.689-37.821-27.3323-3.925-423.34296.813
New York Jets-392.9623-9.45295.231116.3715-21.3322-2.922-88.3421-9.222
Oakland Raiders-799.6132-4.8524-4.352125.5813-32.2225-7.6430-359.227-1.8316
Philadelphia Eagles512.075-2.842218.234109.47739.6169.763242.88924.73
Pittsburgh Steelers380.951020.531-6.5625-120.472714.27141.541247.031415.758
San Francisco 49ers-463.8325-6.69267.618144.486-17.8820-3.1823-8.7916-19.2526
Seattle Seahawks405.3971.114-11.622622.191426.2772.2510339.7441.6715
Tampa Bay Buccaneers-651.5530-14.4932-0.9214-82.8224-35.39263.997-717.5532-19.6627
Tennessee Titans-6.68160.6515-3.4819205.6342.2717-1.7519262.748-5.3320
Washington Redskins224.26125.387-31.1232-218.1229-29.73240.2514-55.261910.679