Are the Oakland Raiders getting more aggressive or not? If we use the rushing yards as a measure for 10 selected games, we just might be able to gain more insight.
Consider this table:
|Kaufman, N.||227||Oct 19 1997||Broncos|
|Jackson B||221||Nov 30 1987||Seahawks|
|Daniels Clem||200||Oct 20 1963||Jets|
|Daniels Clem||187||Dec 9 1962||Oilers|
|Dixon Hewitt||187||Sept 29 1968||Oilers|
|Fargas Justin||179||Sept 30 2007||Miami|
|Bush Michael||177||Dec 28 2008||Tampa Bay|
|Allen Marcus||173||Nov 24 1985||Broncos|
|Daniels Clem||167||Oct 25 1964||Broncos|
|McFadden Darren||165||Oct 24 2010||Broncos|
In this sample, the rushing yards exceed the average in 1963, and twice in 1997.
It seems that the '60s still stand out as remarkable years for the Oakland Raiders. Also, 1987 and 1997 stand out.
If we use the selected 10 years as a measure of aggression, then it looks like we need to encourage the Oakland Raiders to get more aggressive in 2011. More rushing yards means more aggression to some of us. Hopefully, those increased rushing yards will transform to "wins."