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November 2005

November 2005


Passing Efficiency

A complicated formula but a measure of success
by: AFM Editorial Staff
© November 2005

10 IMPACT STATS TO BUILD A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM #7


Pittsburgh Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a quarterback rating of 158.3 – the highest attainable by NFL standards – in the Steelers opening game of the season. He passed for 253 yards with 9 of 11 completions and without throwing an interception. The NFL’s formula for rating quarterbacks combines pass attempts and completions, percentages of completions and those intercepted as well as touchdown passes and – possibly the most important statistic in the formula – average number of yards per attempt. A rating of 100 is considered outstanding.

The NCAA has a similar formula for teams in what is called Passing Efficiency. The following categories are included to determine a team’s PE:

1. Pass attempts
2. Pass completions
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