Oakland Raiders: If the Numbers Tell a Story, Then Don’t Bash JR

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Damali Binta Yael in NFL
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Do you believe the numbers tell a story? Well, they do. The numbers do not tell the complete story, but they certainly measure efficiency and effectiveness in some categories. After visiting an archive of the data for the Nov. 1 game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers, several observations were made. It may surprise you to see that certain numbers for the Oakland Raiders' were almost equal to those of San Diego. For example, the time of possession of the ball differed by only .967.á That is 58 seconds difference in possession time. Not bad! Oakland's yards per rush exceeded the measure for San Diego. See the chart above. Now, the point of interest for me is the measure of the quarterback's efficiency. The ratio of completions-attempts for JaMarcus Russell is 0.636. The ...

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