Thursday, November 7, 2013
Jaguars stat of the week
By Michael DiRocco
Every Thursday I’ll present an interesting (to me, anyway) stat, break it down, and try to provide some context heading into the game the following weekend.
Familiarity breeds success
The more times he faces a team, the better quarterback Chad Henne seems to get -- which is good news since he’s making his fourth career start against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Henne averaged 302.7 passing yards in three career starts against the Titans, including the fourth-highest single-game total of his career (349 yards in 2009). He has completed 62.8 percent of his passes in those games, and that’s his highest completion percentage versus opponents against whom he has started at least three games.
Henne has started more than three games against only four teams in his five-plus seasons: Buffalo, England, the New York Jets, and Tennessee. Here’s a look at how he has fared against those teams:
Buffalo (2-3 record): Completed 104 of 179 passes (59.8 percent) for 950 yards and four touchdowns with five interceptions and a total QBR of 41.2.
New England (1-5): Completed 141 of 240 passes (58.8 percent) for 1,694 yards and seven touchdowns with nine interceptions and a total QBR of 59.3.
New York Jets (3-2): Completed 84 of 152 passes (55.3 percent) for 956 yards and six touchdowns with three interceptions and a total QBR of 32.3.
Tennessee (1-2): Completed 71 of 113 passes (62.8 percent) for 908 yards and five touchdowns with seven interceptions and a total QBR of 40.3.