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2015 NFL Week 16 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

If there were ever a year to point out that shows the effectiveness of the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stat to warrant using it as a power ranking, this was the year.

As you can see by the updated ANY/A stats below, 8 of the top 9 teams have already qualified for the playoffs and the seventh-ranked team, the New York Jets, are one win away from making the postseason.

Heading into the final week of the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a very average team and that’s mostly because of the play of their defense and specifically their pass defense. The Steelers will close out their 2015 regular season against the 31st ranked Cleveland Browns, who will reportedly start third-string quarterback Austin Davis.

As for the Jets, who the Steelers need to lose on Sunday in order for them to make the playoffs, their Sunday game against the Buffalo Bills figures to be an entertaining one for several reasons. Not only are the two teams a close match on paper statistically, Bills head coach Rex Ryan will be looking to beat his former team for a second time this year.

As we enter the final week of the season, you have to consider the Arizona Cardinals the favorite to with the Super Bowl. The NFC Championship game figures to be a great one, however, as the Cardinals might very well wind up playing the Carolina Panthers or Seattle Seahawks.

As for the AFC side, the Cincinnati Bengals probably won’t be able to challenge the New England Patriots without quarterback Andy Dalton, so I ┬áthink it’s very likely you’ll see Bill Belichick and company back in the big game once again.

TM OFFENSE DEFENSE DIF
TM AT YDS TD INT SK SKYDS ANY/A AT YDS TD INT SK SKYDS ANY/A DIF
ARI 519 4562 34 10 25 151 8.53 541 3732 21 19 35 254 5.28 3.25
CIN 478 3944 29 9 29 168 7.79 590 3972 17 19 41 278 5.04 2.75
CAR 476 3580 33 10 29 246 7.02 603 3729 21 22 42 286 4.45 2.57
SEA 457 3836 31 8 45 255 7.65 505 3406 13 11 35 247 5.41 2.24
NE 604 4672 36 7 36 211 7.60 558 3860 22 12 48 350 5.63 1.97
KC 448 3334 18 5 45 229 6.57 574 3794 24 21 41 253 5.00 1.57
NYJ 567 3989 31 13 21 110 6.66 573 3859 25 18 37 278 5.36 1.30
GB 529 3534 30 7 42 305 6.15 532 3799 20 15 40 248 5.73 0.42
DEN 575 3915 18 21 37 238 5.05 538 3316 17 13 49 330 4.67 0.38
BUF 437 3418 23 9 40 257 6.74 565 3916 28 14 20 122 6.37 0.37
HOU 578 3830 28 11 34 239 5.97 521 3438 24 12 37 255 5.60 0.37
OAK 573 3935 33 13 27 213 6.33 616 4192 23 12 37 202 5.99 0.34
ATL 585 4268 19 16 31 213 6.03 518 3676 18 15 19 117 6.04 -0.01
PIT 554 4468 23 19 33 219 6.57 579 4421 29 15 41 248 6.58 -0.01
TB 488 3717 22 13 25 174 6.62 515 3779 29 11 34 194 6.68 -0.06
WAS 529 3990 26 11 26 186 6.90 518 3957 27 9 34 241 6.98 -0.08
SD 632 4627 28 12 37 243 6.58 479 3707 21 9 30 214 6.89 -0.31
NYG 580 4202 34 14 25 149 6.78 600 4600 29 14 22 132 7.10 -0.32
MIN 435 3147 14 8 42 310 5.78 517 3751 23 12 38 263 6.14 -0.36
CHI 500 3598 19 9 29 169 6.43 474 3532 28 8 31 221 6.95 -0.52
DET 593 4165 30 14 40 235 6.16 505 3820 25 6 38 265 6.97 -0.81
JAC 575 4189 35 16 43 264 6.32 561 4279 28 8 34 230 7.14 -0.82
PHI 585 4021 21 17 36 249 5.52 590 4214 34 15 35 235 6.37 -0.85
STL 435 2700 11 11 18 126 5.08 553 3947 20 12 40 232 6.03 -0.95
IND 581 3721 24 18 36 217 5.14 558 4228 28 16 31 208 6.55 -1.41
MIA 550 3881 22 12 44 412 5.67 517 4085 31 13 29 211 7.16 -1.49
BAL 620 4157 20 19 23 168 5.50 518 3792 28 6 34 207 7.02 -1.52
NO 624 4882 31 12 32 235 7.21 508 4421 43 8 30 204 8.77 -1.56
DAL 481 3243 13 20 29 183 4.75 480 3561 15 8 30 216 6.44 -1.69
TEN 524 3756 24 16 50 347 5.52 465 3742 32 10 38 264 7.29 -1.77
CLE 563 3916 20 10 46 311 5.84 475 3820 31 9 29 157 7.69 -1.85
SF 482 3292 15 11 52 326 5.19 511 4144 21 9 28 196 7.35 -2.16
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