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What the Lions did better than us in 2013

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by percyhoward, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    (Offensively, that is.)

    They didn't score more points.
    points per drive
    Dallas 2.25 (4th)
    Detroit 1.94 (14th)

    They didn't pass better overall.
    team pass rating
    Dallas 95.7 (7th)
    Detroit 84.2 (18th)

    They weren't better at converting overall.
    % of plays that resulted in 1st down or TD
    Dallas 32.0 (4th)
    Detroit 30.3 (8th)

    They weren't better at going the length of the field.
    % of drives that began inside own 35- (avg. 20-) yard line and ended in TD
    Dallas 23.9 (3rd)
    Detroit 20.5 (11th)

    They weren't better at passing in the red zone.
    % of red zone pass plays that resulted in 1st down or TD
    Dallas 39.7 (4th) (Romo 100.7)
    Detroit 37.2 (6th) (Stafford 96.6)

    They weren't better at running in the red zone.
    % of red zone run plays that resulted in 1st down or TD
    Dallas 37.0 (4th)
    Detroit 34.4 (8th)

    They didn't run better overall
    % of run plays that resulted in 1st down or TD
    Dallas 26.6 (3rd)
    Detroit 24.5 (10th)

    They didn't protect the football better.
    % of drives that ended in turnovers.
    Dallas 10.7 (8th)
    Detroit 18.0 (31st)


    What the Lions did do a little better than the Cowboys in 2013 was pile up yardage.
    yards per drive
    Detroit 33.2 (8th)
    Dallas 31.0 (12th)

    And what they did a lot better was convert 3rd downs much more successfully.
    % of 3rd down plays that resulted in 1st down or TD
    Detroit 43.4 (6th)
    Dallas 35.6 (23rd)

    With the huge caveat that only 18.8% of Dallas' offensive plays were on 3rd down.
    As for the other downs (the other 81.2% of our plays)...
    % of 1st, 2nd, and 4th down plays that resulted in 1st down or TD
    Dallas 31.1% (2nd)
    Detroit 27.0% (11th)

    And finally, here are the punt-to-turnover ratios of each team's drives.
    Dallas 80/20
    Detroit 68/32

    And TD-to-turnovers
    Dallas 70/30
    Detroit 57/43
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  2. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    omg, if only the stats told the whole story (keep in mind percy what you do is far more astounding than what i bring.) who won the game? than riddle me this, did the stats help?
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  3. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    That's a ******** statement.

    Those stats are based on the entire season. You are talking about one game.
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Welp, heard Jimmy J say at least once they had one of the most talented rosters in the league. He knew coaching was a big issue there.
  5. xvendettax914

    xvendettax914 Well-Known Member

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    Gee. Maybe its because our qb is.. Idk. Better..?
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  6. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    if this guy can get the ball more to Dez and draw up better plays on 3rd down while not screwing everything up that's good about the scheme, I'm good with the hire.
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Detroit also ran 42% to Dallas 36%
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  8. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Which is kind of interesting given what they have generally done over Linehan's entire time in Detroit, which would be pass.

    You don't end up with 740 passing attempts in a single season like the 2012 Lions by believing in balance.
  9. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    They also beat us.
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  10. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Well actually we beat ourselves, but I digress
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  11. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    You can say that about most of our losses, but it still counted as a LOSS for us and a WIN for them.

    That's all that matters.
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  12. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    The loss to the lions took a special effort from us and the coaches but ultimately you are right a l for us and a w for them.
  13. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    If you can say anything about this team, they find ways to lose.
  14. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    next up, a thread comparing us to the AFC West teams?
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  15. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    [IMG]
    Jerry: I can even control your facial expressions. Look.
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  16. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    First name Calvin, last name Johnson
  17. black label

    black label Well-Known Member

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    Grade A would read again

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  18. cmoney23

    cmoney23 Well-Known Member

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    I don't care, they found ways to get the ball to Calvin (should be able to get it to Dez more), they ran the rock more than us and its not Garret... seems like a winner!
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    They also find ways to win.
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  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Dallas had the better overall personnel on offense with better:

    QB
    2nd WR
    TE
    Both tackles
    1 guard

    Det was better at:

    RB
    1 guard
    center
    1st WR

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