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Posted June 18, 2009
Detailed 2008 NFL Stats Explanation
I have received several e-mails from people wanting me to support my 2008 Detailed NFL Stats with evidence of how I came to those numbers.
Here are my formulas for each statistics. I used ESPN.com for the basic stats to get my advanced stats.
Offensive Yards Per Play: Total Offensive Yards / (Passing Attempts + Rushing Attempts)
Defensive Turnover Rate: Total Turnovers / Total Defensive Plays
I hope this cleared up some of your questions and feel free to cross check my statistics. I think the television NFL analyst community does not do a good job of getting the most accurate statistics possible to its audience. In my opinion, breaking down statistics per play is the best way to eliminate as many variables as possible when doing research.