Broncos-Cowboys: Inside The Numbers

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Here is how the Denver Broncos compare to this week’s opponent; the Dallas Cowboys.

Football Outsiders Week 4 DVOA Ratings have the Broncos sitting pretty good in this matchup and showed why Denver is favored by 7.5 points.

 

                             Denver   Dallas

Overall                1st         19th

Offense                1st         10th

Defense               19th      20th

Special Teams    1st         16th

The rest of the numbers look like this:

 

                                                                        BRONCOS               COWBOYS

Division Standing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T-1st (AFCW) . . . . 1st (NFCE)

Turnover Ratio (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . .+1 (T-12th) . . . . . +3 (10th)

OFFENSE

Net Yards Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . .483.0 (1st) . . . . . . 340.5 (19th)

Yards Per Play (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . .6.8 (2nd) . . . . . . . .5.5 (15th)

Points Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . . . . .44.8 (1st) . . . . . . . 26.0 (10th)

Possession Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30:45 . . . . . . . . . . 32:06

Net Rushing Yards Per Game . . . . . . .119.3 . . . . . . . . . . . 102.3

Net Passing Yards Per Game . . . . . . . .363.8 . . . . . . . . . . .238.3

Had Intercepted/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . .0/0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1/91

Sacks Allowed/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5/25 . . . . . . . . . . .  . 9/62

Fumbles/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/4

Third Down Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . 55.3% (1st) . . . . . . 34.8% (23rd)

Red Zone TD Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . . . 81.3% (2nd) . . . . . . 53.9% (T-16th)

Giveaways (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 (T-5th) . . . . . . . . .5 (T-5th)

DEFENSE

Net Yards Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . 390.3 (24th) . . . . . . 382.3 (19th)

Yards Per Play (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . 5.7 (20th) . . . . . . . . .5.9 (24th)

Points Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . . . . .22.8 (T-15th) . . .  . . 21.3 (11th)

Net Rushing Yards Per Game . . . . . . .74.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.8

Net Passing Yards Per Game . . . . . . . .316.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 304.5

Intercepted by/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/114

Sacks For/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/72 . . . . . . . . . . . . 14/96

Opponent Fumbles/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/4

Third Down Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . 36.1% (14th) . . . . . 32.7% (4th)

Red Zone TD Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . 50.0%(T-11th) . . . .63.6%(T-21st)

Takeaways (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 (T-18th) . . . . . . . 8 (T-9th)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punts-Average Yards (Gross) . . . . . . . . . .43.9 . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.9

Punts-Average Yards (Net) . . . . . . . . . . . 39.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.2

Punt Returns-Average Per . . . . . . . . . . . .14.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.9

Punt Returns-Average Per Allowed . . .11.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1

Kickoff Returns-Average Per . . . . . . . . . 36.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.0

Kickoff Returns-Avg Per Allowed . . . . .24.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.2

Field Goals Made/Attempted . . . . . . . . . 6/6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/9

PENALTIES

Penalties Against/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28/258 . . . . . . . . . . 21/172

Opponent Penalties Against/Yards . . . 27/208 . . . . . . . . . . 28/223

 

Go Broncos!

– Kaptain Kirk

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