NFL’s deep stats leaders through Week 4

Many of the deep statistics in the NFL are led by Atlanta Falcons with their explosive offense coming to life in 2016.

Matt Ryan is flying high with the Atlanta Falcons offense and it has gone beyond his 500-yard performance in Week 4.

Eight qualifying quarterbacks have a passer rating above 100 and Ryan is the leader there, as well as numerous other statistics.

He has a 126.3 rating on 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. His 11 touchdowns are tied with Ben Roethlisberger for the NFL lead.

Ryan is also leading the league in several other categories:

  • 1,473 passing yards
  • 72.1 completion percentage
  • 10.52 yards per attempt
  • 14 completions of more than 25 yards each
  • 46.4 percent of attempts going for first downs
  • 7.9 percent of attempts going for touchdowns

Interestingly, Ryan is only tied for eighth with 101 completions and 17th in attempts with 140. So despite his gaudy yardage numbers, it hasn’t been him chucking the ball all over the field in comparison to the other top quarterbacks.

After Ryan’s 126.3 rating, Jimmy Garoppolo is next at 119.0, followed by Sam Bradford (105.5), Derek Carr (104.6), Philip Rivers (104.5), Carson Wentz (103.8), Brian Hoyer (103.3) and Roethlisberger (100.8).


Nobody has more pass attempts than Jameis Winston’s 177, but Drew Brees is close with 176. Brees is at the top of the game with 116 completions.

Nobody has been sacked more times than Andrew Luck’s 15.

Dak Prescott has the highest number of passes thrown without an interception (131). Wentz is the only other one with more than 100 attempts (he has 102) without an interception, followed by Hoyer (97), Bradford (95) and Garoppolo (59).

Trevor Siemian has the best fourth-quarter passer rating at 146.9. Nobody else is within 25 points.

Cam Newton has the highest rating inside the red zone at 138.7.


Ezekiel Elliott is the only running back averaging over 100 yards per game (103.8). Isaiah Crowell is the only other back close to 100 per game at 98.5. Elliott is also easily the leader with 27 rushing first downs. LeGarrette Blount and Melvin Gordon are next at 18 apiece.

Crowell is the leader in average per carry at 6.46 yards, the only one over 6 yards per carry. He is also tied for the lead with Devonta Freeman with 11 rushes over 10 yards, and has the longest run of the season at 85 yards. He’s also first by averaging 8.5 yards per carry on first-and-10.

Blount and T.J. Yeldon have the most stuffs (rushes for negative yards) with 12.

The best fourth-quarter back is Le'Veon Bell, who is averaging 11.6 yards (5-for-58) in the final 15 minutes after his first game back from suspension. Jalen Richard is next at 10.8 yards per fourth-quarter carry (10-108).


Falcons WR Julio Jones’ 300-yard day has vaulted him to the top of the receiving charts. He leads the NFL with 488 yards, 122 yards per game and a 22.18 average per catch.

Jones leads the league with 197 yards after the catch, followed by teammate Tevin Coleman at 193 YAC.

Detroit’s Marvin Jones is second in many of those categories with 482 receiving yards, 120.5 yards per game and a 20.96 average per catch.

Jones leads with seven catches of more than 25 yards, followed by Jones at six.

Nobody has more targets than Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans at 50. He also has the most targets not caught at 24.

However, Los Angeles’ Tavon Austin has the most passes dropped at four.

Oakland’s Michael Crabtree and Evans have the most first-down catches at 21 apiece.

T.Y. Hilton and Jordy Nelson lead the NFL with six catches each inside the red zone.


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