I posted this chart a couple weeks ago, and I will continue to update it throughout the season. The Seahawks were 14th the first time I looked at sudden change situations, which measures how much teams take advantage of turnover situations during a game.
Seattle moved up five spots to No. 9 on the list this week. The Seahawks have forced 13 turnovers, scoring 30 points off of those turnovers. But they also have turned it over 10 times, giving up 13 points in those situations, which shows how well the defense played in limiting points when defending the short field.
One of the reasons for Seattle’s two-game win streak is they are doing much better as an offense in taking care of the ball, with only one turnover in the last, two games.
Kansas City leads the league in sudden change situations, with 48 points scored off of turnovers and giving up zero points once they turn the ball over. So it’s no surprise the Chiefs are 4-2 and leading the AFC West.
Oakland is actually a spot of ahead of Seattle at 8th overall, giving up 24 points off turnovers but scoring 44 points off turnovers forced.
Teams in the top 10 have a combined 45-20 record, so I believe this stat is a good indicator for winning ball clubs.
NFL Sudden Change Index