Today’s NFL Really Is A ‘Passing League,’ As Confirmed By These Fancy Graphs That Chart The Last 80 Years Of Offense
Matt Rudnitsky 03:55 pm, September 30th, 2013
The folks at Best Tickets just did a fascinating analysis of the evolution of NFL offenses over the past 80 years, and you should check it out, now. We'll give you a quick recap with some analysis, though, for now.
They did it on the heels of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos annihilating the Philadelphia Eagles, with Manning now on pace for 5,880 yards, 64 TDs, 0 INTs and a 75% completion rate.
As you can see, yards per passing attempt stats have increased steadily in recent years, as offenses wise up, get more efficient, and guys like Peyton skew things with their 9.42 YPA figures.
It also helps that completion percentages are on a rapid rise.