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Scoring Efficiency

What is Scoring Efficiency?

A team's scoring efficiency is measured by dividing the number of scores by the number of scoring opportunities they had.  A scoring opportunity is up to interpretation, but typically references the red zone for touchdowns, and in front of the 50-yard line for field goals.  The red zone is the area on the field between the opponent's 20-yard line and the end zone.

Sporting Charts explains Scoring Efficiency

A team's scoring efficiency needs to be in the upper echelon of the league in order to be considered a good team.  A team with a low scoring efficiency rating frequently misses on scoring opportunities.  A team like this would be considered "weak" in the red zone.  Scoring efficiency most often refers to touchdowns, but can also be used to measure a team's ability to score field goals.  If a team attempts a field goal and misses, that counts against their scoring efficiency.

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