Passing plays are one of the main ways in which a team generates offense on the field. In evaluating a team on its passing game there are several different statistics used to break down its overall effectiveness.
More about Team Passing Statistics
Attempts, completions and completion percentage are used to evaluate the number of times a team passes and how often they successfully complete passes. Yards, yards per game and yards per attempt are used to evaluate the amount of field gained through passing plays.
Touchdowns are used to evaluate how often a team generates scoring through the passing game, while interceptions measures how often a team turnovers the ball through the passing game. Finally, Quarterback Rating is a single metric that combines all of the other statistics into a single number.
For all of the statistics, except for interceptions, the higher the number the better.