Okay about 2 months ago a Yahoo Sports editor put out an article regarding how SF is not a Super Bowl champion team because the difference in yards per play on offense vs defense was below half a yard per play. I then calculated it for all of the teams a couple of times after that article. I also checked the past 11 Super Bowl teams and found that it is fairly correct. However teams above a yard per play have lost a lot of super bowls in fact only Pittsburgh back in '08 ever won with it above 1 yard per play, it was 1.02 yards. I should also mention the .5 is not a line in the sand I would consider four tenths a yard to be more correct line. Also only one team ever won the Super Bowl with an average in the negative. It was NE -.39 yards and St. Louis 1.95 yards per play back in '01. Okay well here is the info sheet updated from the games of Week 15.
|Team||Off Plays||Off Yards||Def Plays||Def Yards||Off Yards/Play||Def Yards/Play||Difference|
Okay teams in the Red have a very little chance to Win the Super Bowl. Teams in Orange have an outside shot. Teams in Blue could do it but they are sitting on the outside shot. Teams in Green have the best shot. Lastly Pittsburgh is too high of difference. I should also mention that Philly and Dallas only one of them can get into the Playoffs. I prefer the Giants to be honest.