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Indianapolis Colts Advanced Stat of the Week: Points Per Attempt

Published by Nate Dunlevy on March 4, 2013
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

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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