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Indianapolis Colts Advanced Stat of the Week: Points Per Attempt
How often does a team have to throw to score?
In the case of the 2012 Indianapolis Colts, it was a lot.
Points per attempt (PPA) is not a commonly used stat, but is an interesting concept posited by Texans FC Jeffery Roy in a previous article.
The idea is to divide a team's offensive points scored (excluding defensive and special teams scores) and divide that by the number of passing attempts.
What the resulting number tells you is how often a team was forced to pass the ball in order to generate points.
PPA is not strictly a passing stat. It's ultimately a team efficiency stat. Obviously, short fields and a strong running game will lead to more p...
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