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Thursday, October 2, 2008
Getting a drop on NFC West teams

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
TeamPass AttemptsDropped PassesAttempts Per Drop
Arizona144436
St. Louis122430.5
San Francisco111522.2
Seattle97713.9

The Seahawks have dropped one pass for every 13.9 attempts this season, easily the worst in the NFC West based on the drop totals Pat Yasinskas lists on his NFC South blog.

Pat's list shows the Dolphins as the only team without a dropped pass this season. The Eagles, Lions and Broncos have the most.

I took the drop totals for NFC West teams to calculate how frequently teams in the division suffer from dropped balls. The Cardinals have the best receivers in the division and that comes through in the chart. Their receivers have dropped one pass for every 36 attempts.

No wonder Matt Hasselbeck is so eager to welcome back Bobby Engram and Deion Branch.