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Bradford & Rams: Breakout 2013

Bradford & Rams: Breakout 2013

It’s a great day to be a Rams fan!

The Rams handed Houston its fourth loss, and it’s time to acknowledge Sam Bradford and the Rams are well on their way to recovering from years of loss and frustration. I’m about to show you just how far this team has come, and prove it with numbers.

So hang on, I think you’re going to enjoy some positive vibes for a change.

First up I’m going to show you where we currently sit and compare it to last year’s stats.

"Totals is the combined points scored for and against in NFL games. The following table details the average points for and against for each team and the combined Totals for each team to give an indication of on average how many points in total are scored during games featuring each team.

Teams near the top of the list are typically characterized as a strong offense combined with a weak defense. Totals for each team are key to sports bettors who often bet on the Over/Under of games."

Team Totals Statistics 2013

Team

PPG

Opp PPG

Total PPG

1

Denver Broncos

44.2

26.3

70.5

2

Philadelphia Eagles

27.7

29.8

57.5

3

Minnesota Vikings

25

31.6

56.6

4

Dallas Cowboys

30.5

25.3

55.8

5

Chicago Bears

28.7

26.8

55.5

6

New York Giants

17.2

34.8

52

7

Atlanta Falcons

24.4

26.8

51.2

8

San Diego Chargers

25

25.8

50.8

9

Detroit Lions

27

23.3

50.3

10

Green Bay Packers

27.4

22.8

50.2

11

Washington Redskins

21.4

28.6

50

12

St. Louis Rams

23.5

25.7

49.2

Team Totals Statistics 2012

29

St. Louis Rams

18.7

21.8

40.5

As you can clearly see the Rams have climbed from a lowly 29th in the league to 12th place. An increase of 17 spots in only 6 games played thus far this season! We still need help with the defense to be truly effective, but as yesterday’s game proved, it only takes a bit of help from the defense and special teams lack of penalties, to make this offense put points on the board.

Let’s take a look at the current stats for Team Efficiency per drive:

Team Scoring Drive Efficiency Statistics 2013

Rank

Team

Scoring

Drives

Scoring%

Yards

Avg. Yards

1

Denver Broncos

40

74

54.1

2,337

58

2

Indianapolis Colts

24

51

47.1

1,442

60

3

New Orleans Saints

31

70

44.3

1,731

56

4

Green Bay Packers

26

60

43.3

1,573

61

5

San Diego Chargers

23

54

42.6

1,421

62

6

Dallas Cowboys

28

66

42.4

1,556

56

7

Seattle Seahawks

29

70

41.4

1,533

53

8

Atlanta Falcons

21

51

41.2

1,354

64

9

Philadelphia Eagles

31

76

40.8

1,866

60

10

Carolina Panthers

20

53

37.7

1,118

56

11

Chicago Bears

26

70

37.1

1,556

60

12

Detroit Lions

27

74

36.5

1,581

59

13

Minnesota Vikings

21

60

35

1,282

61

14

New England Patriots

27

78

34.6

1,408

52

15

Miami Dolphins

21

61

34.4

1,138

54

16

San Francisco 49ers

25

76

32.9

1,250

50

17

Tennessee Titans

22

69

31.9

1,178

54

18

St. Louis Rams

22

72

30.6

1,263

57

Team Scoring Drive Efficiency Statistics 2012

27

St. Louis Rams

50

182

27.5

2,944

59

We have improved 9 spots from 27 to 18th in the league. Moving 9 spots in 6 games is truly an amazing accomplishment considering how young we are. And of course those two games we were practically destroyed in.

That’s not all we can look at and find improvement. Some of you may have heartburn about Sam’s lack of big yardage in spite of his 3 TD’s. That only tells me that we are becoming much more efficient and the lack of yards only is important to those of you who play fantasy football. This is the real deal, and I’m sorry if it hurt your FF team.

I want to show you a stat called, "Yards per Point"

"Yards Per Points measures the rate at which a team converts its offensive yards into points; it's an often used stat by sports bettors. For the offense, the lower the number the better the offense."

Yards Per Point 2013

Rank

Team

Overall Yards

Points

Yards Per Point

1

Denver Broncos

2,856

265

10.78

2

Dallas Cowboys

2,099

183

11.47

3

St. Louis Rams

1,774

141

12.58

4

Chicago Bears

2,215

172

12.88

5

Kansas City Chiefs

1,958

152

12.88

6

Indianapolis Colts

1,812

139

13.04

7

Minnesota Vikings

1,692

125

13.54

8

San Francisco 49ers

1,996

145

13.77

9

Miami Dolphins

1,583

114

13.89

10

Detroit Lions

2,271

162

14.02

Yards Per Point 2012

28

St. Louis Rams

5,264

299

17.61

This is an awesome chart that shows we currently are third in the league. Talk about improvement! Rams have gone from 28th in the league last year to #3. It makes my day to see that we are finally becoming relevant.

And last but certainly not least is, "What about Sam Bradford?"

Well I have to tell you that our mild mannered QB from Oklahoma is on his way to the best season a Rams signal caller has had in a coon’s age!

How important is a guy throwing a lot of TD’s and minimum interceptions? Judge for yourself by the next chart. Sam’s always been careful with the ball and remember... if it hadn’t been for some tipped passes he would be in first place not third. That’s pretty good company at the top of this list...Peyton, Romo, Luck, etc.

Sam moves up from 18th to 3rd in just six games of this season!

Touchdown to Interception Ratio 2013

Rank

Player

Team

TDs

INTs

Diff

TD to INT Ratio

1

Peyton Manning

Den

22

2

20

11.0

2

Tony Romo

Dal

14

3

11

4.7

3

Sam Bradford

StL

13

3

10

4.3

4

Andrew Luck

Ind

7

2

5

3.5

5

Matt Ryan

Atl

10

3

7

3.3

6

Matthew Stafford

Det

12

4

8

3.0

7

Drew Brees

NO

14

5

9

2.8

8

Philip Rivers

SD

13

5

8

2.6

9

Aaron Rodgers

GB

10

4

6

2.5

10

Michael Vick

Phi

5

2

3

2.5

Touchdown to Interception Ratio 2012

18

Sam Bradford

StL

21

13

8

1.6

There you have it, and it looks like we are finally on our way. My next article is going to be looking at our defense using similar stats.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did, if not don’t be afraid to let me know. I can’t please everyone but I’m giving it a try!

Have a great Day!

Stats by: http://www.sportingcharts.com/nfl/stats/yards-per-point/2013/

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