The NFL's Version of ORtg and DRtg

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The NFL's Version of ORtg and DRtg
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Emmit Smith (why not?)

In the NBA, offensive and defensive efficiency ratings are some of the best advanced metric stats to use when comparing teams or players. The NFL has nothing like it. But me being the NFL guru and numbers cruncher that I am, decided to create an NFL equivalent.

First off, let’s start off with the definition of offensive rating and defensive rating.

 

ORtg

Offensive Rating (available since the 1977-78 season in the NBA): For players, it is points produced per 100 possessions, while for teams, it is points scored per 100 possessions.

This rating was developed by Dean Oliver, author of Basketball on Paper. I will point you to Dean's book for complete details.

 

DRtg

Defensive Rating (available since the 1977-78 season in the NBA): For players and teams, it is points allowed per 100 possessions. This was also developed by Dean Oliver

- Source: probasketballreference.com

 

For right now, we’re only going to do the team’s ORtg, DRtg and the Net Rtg. Remember, this is just point per 100 possessions (or drives in football’s case) scored or allowed. Here we go.

Team

ORtg

DRtg

NET Rtg

Patriots

290

173

+117

Packers

206

124

+82

Chargers

236

155

+81

Steelers

198

125

+73

Falcons

218

154

+64

Saints

217

164

+53

Ravens

186

149

+37

Giants

196

159

+37

Eagles

225

189

+36

Colts

234

199

+35

Bears

162

136

+26

Buccaneers

193

171

+22

Chiefs

179

160

+19

Jets

166

153

+13

Titans

185

181

+4

Raiders

180

180

±0

Lions

174

186

-12

Rams

148

161

-13

Texans

225

242

-17

Cowboys

196

213

-17

Dolphins

146

166

-20

Bengals

167

190

-23

Vikings

141

166

-25

49ers

145

171

-26

Browns

146

181

-35

Jaguars

201

237

-36

Redskins

141

177

-36

Seahawks

143

205

-62

Broncos

173

239

-66

Bills

143

220

-77

Cardinals

116

206

-90

 Panthers

95

195

-100

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