The Update: Week 5

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The Update: Week 5

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.

Adj Comp % Value-How many completions above/below average an offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on adjusted completion percentage. Adjusted completion is measured based on dropbacks, not just pass attempts.

Yards/Comp Value-How many yards above/below average a passing offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on yards per completion.

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

Interception % Value-How many interceptions above/below average an offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on interception percentage.

Run % Value-How many carries above/below average an offense/defense is relative to the NFL average, based on the percentage of plays being run plays.

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 including 0-yard runs in with the tackle for loss data.

Yards/Rush+ Value-How many rushing yards above/below average and offense/defense is on carries that go beyond the line of scrimmage relative to the NFL average, based on yards per carry beyond the line of scrimmage.

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 ValueRAdj Comp ValueRYards/Comp ValueRSack % ValueRInterception % ValueRRun % ValueRTFL % ValueRYards/Rush+ ValueR
Arizona Cardinals-155.1424-9.232925.9914-2.1220.314-43.05320.2719-150.0432
Atlanta Falcons71.28113.589131.8251.8311-1.85272.43162.45949.957
Baltimore Ravens-345.31302.3612-230.52322.1310-2.433021.1132.31122.0613
Buffalo Bills-85.8520-5.9126-61.8823-7.42311.17824.992-3.525-56.0726
Carolina Panthers38.9132.411189.189-3.5225-1.452412.5882.1413-85.7930
Chicago Bears-293.56292.6910-191.99303.038-2.13286.7613-1.842254.686
Cincinnati Bengals-47181.281449.8810-3.0423-2.29294.8115-0.6321-92.6231
Cleveland Browns-461.6332-17.563240.58120.515-6.432-17.47267.013-84.7629
Dallas Cowboys136.31102.1913-7.59185.7840.18151.23183.96649.598
Denver Broncos-114.4922-3.0624-31.2821-3.4524-1.062315.8562.391023.5412
Detroit Lions-36.4817-1.7619-155.1627-4.88283.045-7.8922-10.43118.1314
Green Bay Packers46.48123.628-100.126-4.64271.437-25.3306.265-31.0823
Houston Texans-23.2315-8.08277.9117-7.7732-0.311817.6557.482-15.7319
Indianapolis Colts-195.8727-10.2331112.697-6.830-1.622619.344-7.2928-49.4125
Jacksonville Jaguars-60.1619-9.833025.89154.766-0.82141.7110.43161.864
Kansas City Chiefs436.44217.69127.513-4.97293.6928.52101.7517166.191
Los Angeles Chargers146.59-2.0720123.6767.741-0.4719-22.1929-11.943244.169
Los Angeles Rams361.1140.4616291.7515.8230.87106.5814-4.042728.6411
Miami Dolphins-374.2831-3.0123-229.5831-0.118-0.8722-5.0521-9.9130-18.5121
Minnesota Vikings28457.28646.27112.9693.8518.34112.55811.1915
New England Patriots504.3718.445214.32-1.5213.553-12.99250.7818-62.3127
New Orleans Saints370.03312.9210.44166.7223.554-9.39236.294-37.6624
New York Giants-111.862110.073-186.44291.7713-0.2917-30.1231-0.5320-18.1120
New York Jets-142.87239.774-158.9928-3.826-0.55202.0417-3.792668.323
Oakland Raiders-18.43141.1815-79.5224-0.73200.5512-4.4420-1.962310.9916
Philadelphia Eagles237.087-2.1721147.2740.06171.1399.692.31261.15
Pittsburgh Steelers-179.7326-0.4317-43.06225.025-2.4531-12.06241.9915-73.9228
San Francisco 49ers-254.5228-8.3828-90.925-0.64190.5313-17.6527-3.192441.7910
Seattle Seahawks-25.0416-2.3522-16.16190.19160.1816-0.8219-8.04299.9717
Tampa Bay Buccaneers210.698-1.6418171.2234.1370.6211-18.34282.1314-25.7922
Tennessee Titans-161.3125-4.6425-30.48201.1314-1.45258.16121.981673.922
Washington Redskins243.6464.43797.2981.8121.82615.0772.6275.7818

Defense

TeamANY/A ValueRAdj Comp ValueRYards/Comp ValueRSack % ValueRInterception % ValueRRun % ValueRTFL % ValueRYards/Rush+ ValueR
Arizona Cardinals-74.86182.2213-39.5819-2.7127-0.0816-5.1193.8984610
Atlanta Falcons73.192.5912100.6570.5213-2.622718.13-3.92612.4117
Baltimore Ravens269515.722-118.25290.04155.222-12.5724-6.0930-15.6119
Buffalo Bills333.0642.661136.3314-1.81233.59313.8564.01712.4516
Carolina Panthers70.6910-8.1927260.224.225-2.942818.2724.555-23.2522
Chicago Bears-137.1122-0.461640.25111.189-3.7132-1.6218-7.163178.435
Cincinnati Bengals392.35313.263172.3545.6320.2214-5.39201.481344.9311
Cleveland Browns-225.4628-163248.4690.5912-0.5920-6.852111.05153.999
Dallas Cowboys9.9415-2.5222143.0652.337-2.27268.910-4.3628-42.6524
Denver Broncos87.858-2.0920130.356-0.58210.641215.6947.09391.064
Detroit Lions53.4813-2.2421-79.126-0.12182.85413.855-2.612391.93
Green Bay Packers-11.6917-4.362444.3910-0.1319-0.5219-15.15282.6910-40.3423
Houston Texans-162.3624-1.1317-115.78280.07140.5513-13.44272.671144.0912
Indianapolis Colts-200.73272.7110-290.9731-2.47261.6874.7313-1.341935.6913
Jacksonville Jaguars716.83112.34196.1236.4615.8712.19160.6716-159.4432
Kansas City Chiefs-100.521921.761-290.52300.8811-0.13186.0211-0.3617-68.0126
Los Angeles Chargers27.1143.59940.22125.523-1.524-24.132-2.8424-132.8831
Los Angeles Rams14976.726-42.35203.0462.295-15.33291.1215-49.1525
Miami Dolphins-177.1625-13.43096.9580.0416-3.15303.75157.34261.416
Minnesota Vikings-9.0916-3.15231.7317-0.44200.06155.6212-4.9929127.71
New England Patriots-559.6232-8.1126-310.7732-3.6128-1.39239.498-14.1632-6.7318
New Orleans Saints-126.2821-11.5829-59.35231.17100.92101.3417-2.0621-17.621
New York Giants-241.09293.858-49.3122-4.4429-3.0429-13.22261.7312-75.5327
New York Jets63.79121.671427.1215-5.3311.996-15.81304.146-105.0329
Oakland Raiders-325.4731-8.3128-79.1827-0.7922-3.4331-19.7431-4.292716.7915
Philadelphia Eagles-200.4826-5.6225-70.0325-2.3625-1.62538.3215.094-16.5220
Pittsburgh Steelers533.7726.367282.7815.3241.438-10.9122-1.7220-123.2230
San Francisco 49ers-115.0820-1.8318-59.5424-0.0617-1.1322-12.87253.75928.5514
Seattle Seahawks241.8169.99539.8213-1.92240.87113.7914-2.5622-96.8328
Tampa Bay Buccaneers-265.6730-15.0531-25.6718-7.7532-0.92110.9271.161458.47
Tennessee Titans-154.42230.6315-48.1421-4.6430-0.1117-11.8123-3.0825112.232
Washington Redskins65.2811-1.991917.75162.180.9299.059-0.91856.78

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