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Inside The Gamebook - Week 5

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Atlanta continues to lead the league with a 33 percent touchdown per possession ratio while averaging 3.5 touchdowns per game. Matt Ryan has the second-most passing attempts in the red zone and leads the league in red zone touchdowns (nine passing, one rushing). Julio Jones is tied for second in the league with eight red zone targets, and Roddy White is third in the league with seven red zone targets. Their average pass attempts and rush attempts are similar to last year’s averages, but Matt Ryan’s completion percentage has improved from 61.26 last year to 69.39 currently.

Pittsburgh moves up a spot due to the bye week with a 31 percent touchdown per possession ratio while averaging three touchdowns per game. The Steelers are averaging 40 pass attempts per game, which is up from last year’s average of 34.1 pass attempts per game. Ben Roethlisberger has improved his completion percentage from 62.69 last year to 68.33 currently.

Buffalo drops down a spot with a 30 percent touchdown per possession ratio while leading the league with a four touchdown average per game. The Bills were averaging 28.7 pass attempts per game, which was the fourth-least amount, but that number rose to a 31.2 average and this will likely be a better range on their average since their 19 attempts in Week 2 skewed the average. Ryan Fitzpatrick’s completion percentage has dropped to 57.6 currently from 61.59 last year.

New England and Denver move up into a tie for the fourth spot. Both teams are averaging a 29 percent touchdown per possession ratio. New England is averaging 3.8 touchdowns per game and Denver is averaging 3.2 touchdowns per game. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are tied with 18 red zone attempts apiece, which ranks as the seventh-most. They are also tied with the 11th-most pass attempts, averaging 38.5 per game. Denver is averaging 28.2 rushing attempts, which is down from last year’s league lead of 34.2 average attempts per game. New England is averaging 34.2 rushing attempts per game, which is up from last year’s 27.3 average attempts per game. The Patriots are averaging eight more rushing attempts on the road than they are at home this year. Tom Brady’s current completion percentage is similar to last year’s average.

Baltimore was previously ranked fourth, and the Ravens fell to 11th with a 27 percent touchdown to possession ratio. They still lead the league with 44 deep target attempts of more than 20 yards.

The New York Giants were previously ranked fifth, and they fell to eighth with a 26 percent touchdown to possession ratio. They are tied with 32 deep target attempts of more than 20 yards.

St. Louis is tied for last in the league with a 12 percent touchdown to possession ratio while averaging 1.6 touchdowns per game. The Rams have yet to score a rushing touchdown. They are averaging the sixth-lowest amount in the league at 29.4 pass attempts per game, which is down from their 34.3 average last year. They are third for the least amount of deep targets of more than 20 yards. Sam Bradford has 17 red zone attempts but he has a 56 quarterback rating in the red zone, which is the second-lowest rating among quarterbacks with double-digit attempts.

Cleveland is also tied for last in the league with a 12 percent touchdown to possession ratio while averaging 1.8 touchdowns per game. The Browns have only had three red zone possessions so far this season. Brandon Weeden has a 0 quarterback rating in the red zone. They are averaging the third-least amount of rushing attempts at 18.8 per game. They are averaging the third most pass attempts at 41.8 per game. They are tied at sixth with 32 deep target attempts of more than 20 yards, but their 25 percent conversion rate is the lowest in the league.

Jacksonville is tied for second-to-last in the league with a 13 percent touchdown to possession ratio while averaging 1.5 touchdowns per game. The Jaguars are averaging the fourth-fewest pass attempts at 28.8 per game, which is similar to last year’s average. They are averaging 24.5 rushing attempts per game, which is down from last year’s average of 30.6 per game. They are tied for the third-fewest amount of deep targets of more than 20 yards with 15 attempts.

Philadelphia is tied for second to last in the league with a 13 percent touchdown to possession ratio while averaging 1.5 touchdowns per game. The Eagles are averaging the fourth highest rushing attempts at 32 per game, which is up from their 28.1 average from last year. They are averaging 38.8 pass attempts per game, which is also up from their 34.6 average from last year. They have the second-most deep target attempts of more than 20 yards at 38.

Tennessee is third-to-last in the league with a 14 percent touchdown to possession ratio while averaging 2.2 touchdowns per game. The Titans are averaging 35.5 pass attempts per game, which is similar to last year. They are averaging 18.5 rushing attempts per game, which is the second-lowest average in the league and down from their 23.5 average from last year. They have yet to score a rushing touchdown this season.

Detroit’s 37 deep targets of more than 20 yards is the second-most in the league, followed by Chicago with 34 deep targets.

Oakland has 33 deep targets of more than 20 yards. They have the lowest league average of rushing attempts at 17.8 per game, down from their 29.1 average last year.

Arizona and Washington are tied at 14 deep targets of more than 20 yards for the lowest amount of attempts in the league. San Francisco and Minnesota both follow them and are tied with 15 deep targets of more than 20 yards for the second-lowest amount of attempts.

Seattle has the fourth fewest attempts at 17 deep targets of more than 20 yards, and their average of 25 pass attempts per game is the lowest in the league.

Darren McFadden and Curtis Brinkley are the only running backs with double-digit red zone touches and no red zone touchdowns. Out of the running backs with double-digit touches in the red zone, LeSean McCoy and Steven Jackson have the worst average at 1.4 yards, followed by Adrian Peterson at 1.8 yards.

Larry Fitzgerald is leading all wide receivers and tight ends with 10 red zone targets. Out of all the wide receivers and tight ends with at least three red zone targets only Brian Hartline (six), Early Doucet (five) and Braylon Edwards (three) have not converted any of their targets into receptions.