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    Question Rank the O-lines?

    Nick or anyone,
    Could you please rank the O-lines from last season (2006)?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Rank the O-lines?

    Interesting question. Let's look at some key stats:

    Rushing Yards/Attempt

    1. Atlanta 5.5 (skewed due to Vick factor)
    2. Jacksonville 5.0
    3. San Diego 4.9; San Francisco 4.9
    5. Philadelphia 4.8
    6. Tennessee 4.7; New York Giants 4.7
    8. Washington 4.5
    9. Denver 4.4
    10. St. Louis 4.3

    Rushing Yards/Game

    1. Atlanta 183.7 (again, skewed by Vick)
    2. San Diego 161.1
    3. Jacksonville 158.8
    4. Washington 138.5
    5. Tennessee 138.4
    6. San Francisco 135.8
    7. New York Giants 134.8
    8. Denver 134.5
    9. Kansas City 133.9
    10. Pittsburgh 124.5
    (St. Louis 112.8)

    Passing Attempts/Sacks Allowed

    1. Indianapolis 37.1
    2. Baltimore 30.1
    3. New Orleans 25.2
    4. Green Bay 26.3
    5. Washington 24.7
    6. New York Giants 20.9
    7. Chicago 20.6
    8. Philadelphia 19.4
    9. New England 18.2
    10. Carolina 16.8
    (St. Louis 12.1)

    So, based upon these stats, I'd have to say the top 5 in the league would be:

    1. San Diego (good combo of running efficiency and production; 11th in sack percentage)
    2. Jacksonville (also very good running stats; respectable 14.9 attempts/sack ratio)
    3. Washington (a surprise, but the numbers don't lie)
    4. New York Giants (good all-around stats)
    5. Philadelphia (good ypc, sack %; 11th in rushing yards/game)

    The Rams are middle of the pack. Top 10 in ypc, which is a good stat. Yards per/game - 17 out of 32. Sack percentage on the high side (though not nearly the worst in the league - that dubious distinction belongs to Oakland, who allowed a sack every 7 pass attempts).

    One factor that's hard to account for with respect to sack percentage is the type of pass plays run. A team that throws a lot of short passes will obviously tend to have fewer sacks. The Rams, even post-Martz, tend to throw run longer routes. That is why Indy's sack % is so impressive. They throw for a lot of yards, but Manning virtually never gets sacked. No wonder they won it all.



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    Re: Rank the O-lines?

    Awesome Av, Thank you

    Just imagine if we could have been in the top 5 for sacks per pass attempt.

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    Re: Rank the O-lines?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Interesting question. Let's look at some key stats:

    Rushing Yards/Game

    1. Atlanta 183.7 (again, skewed by Vick)
    2. San Diego 161.1**Skewed Due to playing our run D***::x
    3. Jacksonville 158.8
    4. Washington 138.5**Skewed Due to playing our run D***::x
    5. Tennessee 138.4
    6. San Francisco 135.8**Skewed Due to playing our run D twice*** :x
    7. New York Giants 134.8
    8. Denver 134.5 *** We actually played decent D this game*****
    9. Kansas City 133.9**Skewed Due to playing our run D*** :x
    10. Pittsburgh 124.5
    (St. Louis 112.8)

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