Monday, November 26, 2012

Stats that suggest the Patriots are the best team in the NFL, by a large margin

Turnovers can be lucky, but the numbers are staggering.
New England has the fewest turnovers of any NFL team, 8.  They also have the second most takeaways, 32.  The combination of these makes their differential +24, which is 84.6% better than the Bears' second best +13.

A big reason for this is the fact that Tom Brady has been intercepted just 3 times out of 421 pass attempts, a league leading 0.7% (by comparison Arizona Cardinals backup Ryan Lindley has 4 INT's in only 72 attempts, 5.6%).  It's 85.7% better than the #2 QB on the list, Robert Griffin III, and his 1.3% ratio.  Brady is also on pace to break a record in that department for a full season, a mark he set in 2010 at 0.8%.

The Patriots are averaging a league high 37 points per game, which is 24.5% better than the second most prolific scoring team, Houston, with 29.7 PPG.

Because of this the Pats have outscored their opponents by an NFL best 163 points, which is 34.7% better than San Francisco, who ranks #2 at +121.

And as I have said repeatedly, New England's 3 losses are by a total of 4 points.


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