Originally Posted by DBroncos4life
I'm using Manning is third in the NFL in passing yards after setting out a year in football and in a new system that most experts are giving Denver at least 6 weeks to really gel and get going. Do you want his rating? He is 5th which is impressive for a guy that many thought would be washed up. Denver as a TEAM is 9th in ppg which has nothing to do with this topic really.
I'm not sure what you're trying to convince me of. Rating would certainly be a more meaningful stat, so why not post that? My point is that YPG can be heavily influenced by "garbage time," which is why the Chiefs look like a good offense when they're clearly crap. Likewise, Manning has played from behind in three games this year, which is where a lot of those yards came from.
Does that mean it sucks to have high YPG? Of course not. But it's just not a very good indicator of an offense (or offensive player)'s true strength.