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East Coast Offense: What's Going on in 2013?

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

How Much of an Outlier is 2013 So Far?

It seems passing stats are off the charts - two quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning, are averaging more than 400 yards per game, 11 are averaging more than 300 yards per game and 12 are averaging at least 8.0 YPA.

But there are always extremes in a small sample, so how is passing faring over the 32-game sample league wide? It turns out not so differently on a per-play basis than the last two seasons: 7.3 YPA in 2013, 7.1 in 2012, 7.2 in 2011.

The bigger difference is in passing attempts. In 2011, teams averaged 229.7 passing yards per game. Last year, it was 231.3. This season it's a whopping 255.5, despite only a small gain in efficiency. That's due to roughly three more attempts per team, per game.

Teams are averaging 25.9 rushing attempts per game, up from 27.2 last year and 27.3 in 2011, so the increase in passing attempts is not at the expense of the ground game. It's due to more of

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