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Apparently the Bills passing offense last week is the NFL's average passing offense in 1941

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Buffalo is averaging 123 passing yards and 1.5 interceptions per game, which is a stat line straight out of an average game from 1941

http://www.footballperspective.com/week-6-passing-stats-the-bills-are-above-average-at-passing-for-1941/

 

They are averaging 2.0 ANY/A and have reached the cellar by being bad at every facet of the passing game.  The Bills rank last in the league in completion percentage, passing yards, passing touchdowns, passing touchdown rate, and yards per attempt. The Bills also have the worst sack rate *and* the worst interception rate in the NFL.

 

In 1941, the league average completion percentage was 44.3%; the 2018 Bills are completing passes at a 50.6% clip.

In 1941, the average NFL team gained 122 passing yards per game; the 2018 Bills are gaining 123 passing yards per game.

In 1941, NFL teams threw an interception on 10% of passes; the 2018 Bills have thrown an interception on 7.3% of passes.

 

But if you pick any year more recent than 1941, you might think Buffalo was a below-average passing team.  The league average completion percentage has been over 50.6% in every season since 1961. When it comes to interceptions, 1975 and 1971 are the only post-merger seasons where the league average more than 1.5 interceptions per game.  And in passing yards per game? 

 

It’s been higher than Buffalo’s current average in every season beginning in 1942.

 

If you want to use yards per attempt, you have to go back to 1935 to find a season where Buffalo’s current 5.39 Y/A average would be above average.   The last time the league average ANY/A was below 2.0 was in 1938, and the NFL has never had a NY/A average as poor as the 2018 Bills.

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Yep old school Football that they want because it might snow once in a game sometime. 

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This post looks like one of those birthday cards you see:" If You Were Born In 1941".

 

If you didn't have a sense of humor about this, you'd go nuts.

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Well we have the worst QBs since the invention of the forward pass so yes, it makes sense. 

 

 

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sadly, that sounds right on target. this f'kin offense is beyond pathetic. 

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when the Game of the Century was

 

Army 0

Navy 0

 

 

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This is actually better than I thought.  I thought the Bills passing offense was pre-Rockne...

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And it will never change under Mcdermott

 

his old philosophy of defense first, heavy run offense will never work. It wouldn't even have worked 5 years ago. things are changing fast in this league 

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7 minutes ago, JoeF said:

This is actually better than I thought.  I thought the Bills passing offense was pre-Rockne...

Exactly! I think the point of the post was that we are still better than 1941, when real men played the game. :) 

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So if the year was 1921, our passing offense would be cutting edge?  Ahead of its time?

 

I feel so much better now!

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