Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Where NFC West teams rank: Week 5
By Mike Sando
The standings and our eyeballs can tell us the San Francisco 49ers are the best team in the NFC West right now.
Our weekly look at where division teams stand in various statistical categories drives home the point.
A look inside some of the numbers through Week 5:
- First: Where the 49ers rank in red zone touchdown percentage allowed, and in fewest turnovers committed (giveaways).
- Second: Where the 49ers rank in points per game allowed, and in turnovers forced.
- Third: Where the 49ers' offense ranks in NFL passer rating, and where the Seattle Seahawks' defense ranks in third-down defense.
- Fourth: Where the 49ers rank in NFL passer rating allowed and rushing yards allowed.
- Seventh: Where the 49ers rank in points per game scored, and where the St. Louis Rams rank in fewest giveaways.
- Ninth: Where the Seahawks rank in rushing yards allowed per game.
- Tenth: Where the Seahawks rank in red zone touchdown percentage on offense.
I've added a column for turnovers this week.
The defensive rankings, like the offensive rankings above, are ordered by points per game.