Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Where NFC West teams rank: Week 9
By Mike Sando
A few notes on where NFC West teams rank in various statistical categories through Week 9:
- Arizona Cardinals (won vs. Rams): dropped five spots in yards per game and four spots in yards per pass attempt; improved seven spots in third-down defense and six spots in point per game allowed.
- St. Louis Rams (lost vs. Cardinals): improved five spots in yards per game on offense; jumped six spots in yards per game allowed.
- San Francisco 49ers (won vs. Redskins): dropped three spots in yards per game and six spots in red zone touchdown percentage on offense; dropped six spots in sacks per pass attempt on defense; climbed five spots in Total QBR allowed.
- Seattle Seahawks (lost vs. Cowboys): dropped five spots in NFL passer rating and six spots in fewest giveaways; dropped two spots in rushing yards allowed per game, four spots in sacks per pass attempt, four in NFL passer rating allowed and four in Total QBR allowed; also dropped four in points per game allowed.
The 49ers have to feel good about ranking first against the run and first in points allowed. They have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 30 games, the longest active streak.
The defensive rankings, like the offensive rankings above, are ordered by points per game. Points scored and allowed on special teams are included.