The Divisional Round of the 2011-2012 playoffs are now in the books and the TOX stat did not let us down this week as the winning teams all had a plus 2 TOX number or better.
The Baltimore Ravens let the Houston Texans beat themselves with the 4 turnovers and the Ravens defense allowed just 1 explosive play which was a 28 yard run by Arian Foster. Texans quarterback T.J. Yates could not stretch the field and made several ill-advised throws deep. The Texans were still in this game up until the end, but could never make the big play when they needed it.
The New York Giants used a good balance of explosive plays and turnovers to take care of the Green Bay Packers. The Giants defense only allowed Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers 1 explosive play through the air and just 1 on the ground. Throw in the 4 turnovers and a few drops by the Packers and the Giants got the win on the road.
The San Francisco 49ers used some hard hitting early to set the tone and were plus 4 in the turnover column against the New Orleans Saints. 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was also able to hit for 3 explosive plays through the air and 1 with his legs and he only turned the ball over once. They converted 3 of the Saints 5 turnovers into 13 points.
The New England Patriots did what the Pittsburgh Steelers could not the week before as they held Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to just 1 explosive play on his 9 completions and sacked him 5 times. The Patriots lost the turnover battle by 1, but easily made it up with 5 explosive plays of their own and were 5 of 6 in the redzone.
The AFC Championship game will feature the Patriots hosting the Ravens and the NFC Championship game has the 49ers hosting the Giants.
If you are just finding this, make sure to look back at the links below to get a better understanding of what the TOX stat actually is and how it works. Week 1 is a great place to start as it also includes a video explaining it all.
Week 1 TOX Stats
Week 2 TOX Stats
Week 3 TOX Stats
Week 4 TOX Stats
Week 5 TOX Stats
Week 6 TOX Stats
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Week 8 TOX Stats
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Week 10 TOX Stats
Week 11 TOX Stats
Week 12 TOX Stats
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Week 16 TOX Stats
Week 17 TOX Stats
Wild Card Week TOX Stats
|Team||Pass 20+||Run 20+||Pass 20+||Run 20+||20+ DIFF||TO DIF||TOX||W/L|
|New York Giants||3||2||1||1||3||3||6||W|
|San Francisco 49ers||4||2||5||0||1||4||5||W|
|New England Patriots||4||1||1||0||4||-1||3||W|
|New Orleans Saints||5||0||4||2||-1||-4||-5||L|
|Green Bay Packers||1||1||3||2||-3||-3||-6||L|