Originally Posted by Kaylore
I prefer to look at these stats after all the games have been played in a week *cough*Baja*cough*
Scoring > yardage because points count and yards don't.
Total yardage is an overrated stat but an underated one is something I've never seen the NFL chart at all...that's how many yards did the offense gain as a percentage of total yards needed to score a TD on every possession. In other words, if you get the ball 10 times and the average field position is your own 30 yard line then there are 700 total yards available to gain if you scored a TD every time. How much of that total is gained is a significant stat while total yardage without that information can be missleading.