sporkdevil Posted October 14, 2010 Share Posted October 14, 2010 Falcons eating up short passing gamesOctober, 14, 2010OCT 1412:19PM ETEmailPrintCommentsBy Pat YasinskasJust got some interesting stuff on the Atlanta Falcons from our friends at ESPN Stats & Information. We already know the Falcons lead the NFL in interceptions with 10. But the really interesting thing is that five of those have come within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage (think about Kroy Biermann’s interception Sunday against Cleveland). No other team has more than two interceptions on passes of 5 yards are less. In fact, in the 2009 season, only three teams had more than five interceptions of passes that were within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. In fact, the Falcons are particularly good against the short passing game. In those situations, they’ve held opposing quarterbacks to a 78.3 passer rating. The league average is 83.7.Awesome stats. That's a perfect match up for Captain Checkdown and that WCO. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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