Thank you Reddit for the best gif ever.
See it here at NFL.com (Just choose complete list of team rushing leaders, then sort by average yards per carry).
To me, that is the significant rushing stat because it better measures the success of the running game--the thing that happens in between Eli's passes--and which sets up the passing game.
The Giants would be higher in rush offense if the passing game wasn't so successful, so that there would be more rushing attempts in the course of a game.
For those who say the stats are skewed, for example because of the long TD run by David Wilson, all teams have long runs that expand the stats. Some teams have weaker schedules than others that also skew the stats.
Last edited by GreenZone; 10-11-2012 at 11:24 AM.
haha, I love early year rankings... so meaningless. We had one unreal strong game, 2 average games, and 2 bad games rushing the ball.
Also, Rushes per carry can be scued as well. For example, David Wilson hasnt had many touches and looked bad in all but one so far that he took 40 yards to the house. That exaggerates his YPC.
Last edited by TheAnalyst; 10-11-2012 at 11:21 AM.
"It wasnt Eli's fault he threw that interception"
If you or anyone else don't think there's any meaning to being 6th this year right now vs. last place during last year's regular season, then you don't watch much football or have blinders on. It's obvious that holes are forming and even 3rd or 4th and short yardage plays are getting converted on the ground this year for the first time since before Brandon Jacobs was a Giant.
There's no question here the offensive line is creating holes which it hasn't done in a lot of previous years' regular season games.
Last edited by GreenZone; 10-11-2012 at 11:56 AM.