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Team Rushing Attempts Per Game: 2016 NFL Season

Team Rushing Attempts Per Game is a statistic in football that measures the average number of rushing attempts a team has on a per game basis, which is calculated by taking the total number of rushing attempts and dividing by the number of games played.

More about Team Rushing Attempts Per Game

It has been shown that there is a strong relationship between teams that have a lot of rushing attempts and teams that win a lot of games. This can imply that running the ball more will lead to winning more games. However, an important factor to consider and a major reason why winning teams rush more is that when teams have the lead they are more likely to run the ball to slow the game down while teams that are losing will throw the ball more in an effort to move the ball downfield quickly and score. 

In general, it's the winning that leads to running not as much the running that leads to winning. This is still a valuable statistic in understanding teams and their rushing game however to get a truer sense of a teams running effectiveness statistics like rushing yards per attempt show a clearer picture.


Rushing Attempts Per Game
1Dallas Cowboys1649931.19
2Buffalo Bills1649230.75
3New England Patriots1648230.13
4Tennessee Titans1647629.75
5San Francisco 49ers1645828.63
6Houston Texans1645628.50
7Carolina Panthers1645328.31
8Tampa Bay Buccaneers1645328.31
9Cincinnati Bengals1644627.88
10Philadelphia Eagles1643827.38
11Oakland Raiders1643427.13
12Atlanta Falcons1642126.31
13New York Jets1641826.13
14Kansas City Chiefs1641225.75
15Denver Broncos1641025.63
16Pittsburgh Steelers1640925.56
17Indianapolis Colts1640925.56
18Miami Dolphins1640525.31
19New Orleans Saints1640425.25
20Seattle Seahawks1640325.19
21Arizona Cardinals1639924.94
22New York Giants1639824.88
23San Diego Chargers1639824.88
24Jacksonville Jaguars1639224.50
25Chicago Bears1638023.75
26Minnesota Vikings1638023.75
27Washington Redskins1637923.69
28Los Angeles Rams1637523.44
29Green Bay Packers1637423.38
30Baltimore Ravens1636722.94
31Detroit Lions1635021.88
32Cleveland Browns1635021.88
Team Rushing Attempts Per Game By Season:
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