Originally Posted by footstepsfrom#27
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.
That's actually a great point. If someone scores a couple TD's when they got their ball back on a defensive turnover on their opponent's 20, it's not the same as the long drive from your own five. Manning has had both this year. They could flip it the other way to and grade a defense higher for stopping a team from a TD when their offense fumbled the ball in their own redzone.