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    By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    The Rams have already exceeded their win total from 2011. This has not been a fluke, but rather is the product of improvement accross the board. Here are some numbers that show this improvement:

    Category/2011/2012

    Offense
    Rushing Yards/Game: 104.2/106.1
    Rushing Yards/Attempt 4.1/4.2
    Passing Yards/Game: 203.6/227.7
    Passer Rating: 69.0/83.0
    Total Yards/Game: 307.8/333.8
    Points/Game: 12.1/18.6

    Defense
    Rushing Yards/Game: 152.1/98.9
    Rushing Yards/Attempt: 4.8/4.0
    Passing Yards/Game: 222.6/243.3
    Passer Rating (allowed): 87.3/81.8
    Total Yards/Game: 374.7/342.2
    Points/Game: 25.4/20.0

    The Rams are superior this year in every category except passing yards allowed/game, but even that number is offset somewhat by the significant improvement in passer rating allowed.

    Things are looking up.
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    Re: By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    Av, can you get the time of possession comparisons?
    Kiss my ass, football gods

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    Re: By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    Quote Originally Posted by live4ramin View Post
    Av, can you get the time of possession comparisons?
    Ask, and ye shall receive:

    2011: 28:11
    2012: 29:06
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    Re: By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    The Rams have already exceeded their win total from 2011. This has not been a fluke, but rather is the product of improvement accross the board. Here are some numbers that show this improvement:

    Category/2011/2012

    Offense
    Rushing Yards/Game: 104.2/106.1
    Rushing Yards/Attempt 4.1/4.2
    Passing Yards/Game: 203.6/227.7
    Passer Rating: 69.0/83.0
    Total Yards/Game: 307.8/333.8
    Points/Game: 12.1/18.6

    Defense
    Rushing Yards/Game: 152.1/98.9
    Rushing Yards/Attempt: 4.8/4.0
    Passing Yards/Game: 222.6/243.3
    Passer Rating (allowed): 87.3/81.8
    Total Yards/Game: 374.7/342.2
    Points/Game: 25.4/20.0

    The Rams are superior this year in every category except passing yards allowed/game, but even that number is offset somewhat by the significant improvement in passer rating allowed.

    Things are looking up.

    Unquestionably. It is obvious that while there is still work to do on both sides of the football, there is much to be happy about. This is the byproduct of a new coaching staff, roster upgrades and a relatively healthy team. Hopefully, this continues. I'm confident it will.

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    Re: By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    I don't see anything about Facebook likes and Twitter followers. Where are the real stats?

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    Re: By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    The passing yards allowed is a direct reflection of our run defense.

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    Re: By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    Although our offensive point total still leaves a lot to be desired, our offensive and defensive points totals give us a near 12 point swing from last year. That's a great number and a clear sign of this team turning it around.
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    Re: By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    I think the passing yards allowed also has to do with the fact that the game isn't over by the 4th quarter. Often teams are going to be passing just as much in the 4th as they did all game (or more in the Lions case). Not true of last year

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    By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    For all intents and purposes we have been in every game for the season. While I have been pessimistic in some posts the last few weeks on the progression of this ballclub, you can see the improvements out of the core players period. We all knew the rams were not going to pull a 1999 year but we wxpexred gradual improvement.

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    Re: By the numbers, the Rams have improved on all fronts

    The Rams are superior this year in every category except passing yards allowed/game, but even that number is offset somewhat by the significant improvement in passer rating allowed.
    Excellent analysis. And I think a little more digging helps explain the increase in passing yards. Simply put, opposing teams are throwing the ball more. Last year, opposing teams threw the ball 30 times a game; whereas this year that's 36 times a game. The opposing net yards per pass attempt was 6.3 yards; versus 5.9 yards this year. We gave up 21 passing TDs last year, but are on pace for just 16 this year. Our secondary amassed 12 picks last year, but are on pace for 18 this year.

    Opposing teams are putting up more yards through the air this year.........because they have to.
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