Thinking With Numbers

Some stats to sum up the Mangini Express (And by the way, in my opinion, sucks for stats; you’re better off with Football Outsiders or than the NFL’s official site.  Just sad):


They have scored 78 points in eight games, one point ahead of the Rams.


Derek Anderson has failed to throw for 100 yards in three of his last four starts.


The best single game QB rating either putz has had is Quinn’s 74.1 in week one – not the kind of number that has people clamoring for playoff tickets.


The offense has converted a robust 24.8% of their third downs.


They average a lofty 3.77 yards per rush.


They average 221.1 yards of total offense.


They give up 409.1 yards per game on defense.


They are -11 in turnover differential.


The defense has intercepted four passes; Brodney Pool has three of them.


Dave Zastudil has averaged 6.13 punts per game this season.


Their kickers have attempted seven extra points.


Six offensive drives have started in opponents’ territory and have netted 18 points (4 FG, 1 TD, 1 INT).


Looking at all of that, I’m going out on a limb and saying that this is Eric Mangini’s last coaching job in the NFL. . .


Dan Boyce is the Sports Editor for  Along with his “Lord of the Stats” blog, Dan does frequent front page columns and his podcast, “The Boyce of the People”.  Anyone with any thoughts or comments can reach Dan here.


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