What statistical metrics were the NFC East teams in the “Top 10″ in the NFL?

A month and a half ago, we looked at which statistical metrics the NFC East teams were in the “Bottom 10” in the NFL.  Today we’ll look at what statistical metrics they finished in the Top 10. We’ll lead off with the team that appeared in the top 10 in the most statistical metrics, the Eagles:

Eagles Stat Rank
Yards per game 399.1 4
Yards per play 6.2 5
First downs per game 22.2 4
3rd down % 42 9
Time of possession 31:20 8
Passing yards per game 256.9 9
20+ yard completions 64 8
Sacks allowed 32 T-9
Rush yards per game 142.2 5
Rush YPA 5.1 3
Rush TD 20 2
20+ yard rushes 20 T-3
40+ yard rushes 3 T-8
FG % 89 5
Punts (fewest) 66 T-6
Points per game 24.8 8
Yards allowed per game 324.9 8
First downs allowed per game 18.1 8
Passing yards allowed per game 212.3 10
Sacks 50 T-1
Points allowed per game 20.5 10
  • This team went 8-8. Funny what a -14 turnover differential can do to a season.

Giants Stat Rank
Yards per game 385.1 8
Yards per play 6 7
First downs per game 20.7 10
Turnover differential +7 T-7
Passing yards per game 295.9 5
Passing TD 29 T-6
20+ yard completions 67 5
40+ yard completions 18 1
Sacks allowed 28 7
QB rating 92.9 6
Rush TD 17 6
Points per game 24.6 9
Safeties 4 1
Interceptions 20 T-6
40+ yard pass plays allowed 7 T-5
Sacks 48 T-3
Fumble recoveries 11 T-7
  • Nothing too surprising here for the Giants.  The one thing that stands out is that the Giants, despite finishing dead last in rushing yards per game, rushing yards per attempt, and rushes of more than 20+ and 40+ yards, they actually had the 6th most rushing TDs.
Cowboys Stat Rank
Yards per play 5.9 10
Time of possession 31:25 7
Turnover differential +4 10
Passing yards per game 262.6 7
Passing TD 33 5
INTs thrown (least) 12 T-5
QB rating 100.1 4
Rush YPA 4.4 T-9
40+ yard rushes 3 T-8
Field goals made 32 T-4
FG % 86 9
Punts (fewest) 70 T-10
Sacks 42 T-7
Rush yards allowed per game 99.1 7
Rush TD allowed 10 T-6
20+ rushes allowed 7 5
40+ rushes allowed 1 T-7
  • At one point near the middle of the season, the Cowboys had the #1 ranked rush D.  And then LeSean McCoy ran all over them.  Still, they finished in the Top 10 in four statistical metrics for rush D.
Redskins Stat Rank
Field goals made 31 T-6
Kick returns 40+ yards 3 T-7
Punt returns 20+ yards 8 T-3
Punts (fewest) 66 T-6
Touchbacks (fewest) 1 1
Sacks 41 T-10
Forced fumbles 17 T-7
  • Ew.

12 Comments

  1. ArthuroMolenda says:

    Where do you get those stats from ?

    I though the Giants gave up way more than 7 40y pass plays.

    1. NFL.com’s team stats page.

      1. ArthuroMolenda says:

        Man I had no idea they had those stats there.
        Ty.

        We were #29 when it came to 20+ yard play. That fits with what I saw better.

  2. NYG_slater says:

    Giants: 20+ yard rushes—20—T-3

    thats gotta be a misprint? I can’t remember 5 runs where we got 20 yards….I’d honestly be shocked if we had 5….

    1. Oops, that should have been under the Eagles. Impressive catch. Fixing.

  3. Macc says:

    NFCE teams finished #1, 3, 7, & 10 in sacks. wow.

    1. Southern Philly says:

      Made more impressive in that there wasn’t was a “beat each other up” factor, none of them finished in the top 10 in sacks given up and two–the Giants and the Eagles–were top ten in fewest sacks allowed.

  4. flytillwedienasty says:

    at least the redskins fans have special teams to feel special about…

  5. Gordon Tyron says:

    You thought the eagles stats don’t match their record? You should look at the 2010 giants and chargers, those two teams were awesome statistically but had turnovers

    1. Free Plax says:

      “I am trying to play mistake free, … Like for example, this year in 22 games where a team was plus-1 in turnovers, they won 18 of them.”

      Bill Parcells

  6. ArthuroMolenda says:

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