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Yards Per Point (YPP) Differential: 2016 NFL Season

Yards per point differential is a commonly used statistic by weekend and professional handicappers.  It gives an idea of the strength of a team's offense versus their defense.  For the offense, a lower number is better...for a team's defense you want to see a higher number.  Ideally you want to use a minimum of 4 games played for this calculation to be useful, it's often used in playoff selections because it uses an entire season's worth of data.

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For the offense, a lower number gives a indication that the team makes the most our of their possessions by scoring points.  For the defense, a higher number indicates that it defenses allow yards against, but they do a good job at preventing points scored (they usually have a good red zone offense as well).

This statistic is very telling, but there are a few drawbacks.  It ignores some very important other factors in a football game - turnovers, special teams play, and starting field position. 

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