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Seahawks-Falcons stats

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:13 am with 34 Comments »
January 9, 2013 11:13 am
2012 Stats Hawks Falcons
2012 Record 11-5 13-3
Total Yards Gained 5,610 5,906
Total Offense (NFLRank) 350.6(17) 369.1(8)
Rush Offense 161.2(3) 87.3(29)
Pass Offense 189.4(27) 281.8(6)
Points Per Game 25.8(9) 26.2(7)
Total Yards Allowed 4,899 5,849
Total Defense 306.2(4) 365.6(24)
Rush Defense 103.1 (10) 123.2 (21)
Pass Defense 203.1(6) 242.4(23)
Points Allowed/Game 15.3(1) 18.7(5)
Possession Avg. 31:36 30:52
Sacked/Yds. Lost 33/203 28/210
Sacks Made/Yds. Lost 36/247 29/182
Interceptions By 18 20
Penalties/Yds. 110/890 55/415
Punts/Avg. 65/45.6 62/45.9
Turnover Differential +13(T5) +13(T5)

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  1. NWPoseidon says:

    So we are way ahead in terms of defense stats and Atlantas claim to fame for winning the game is their offense. Yards are nice and all that but isnt the point of offense to put POINTS on the board not just rack up air miles? Unless I am wrong our offenses are therefore nearly the same with them scoring a mere 1 point more per game. Thus we are essentially equal on offense and have the superior defense. Stastistically anyway…. WarHawks

  2. I’d really like to compare stats from the last 8 games of the year.

  3. Yes, Poseidon, last time I checked points are all that count. ;-)

    But this is a telling stat also:
    Offensive DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) from Football Outsiders:
    Seattle Offense #1 rushing DVOA, #4 passing DVOA
    Atlanta Offense #29 rushing DVOA, #10 passing DVOA

    Seahawks offense is very efficient. These guys just get it done.

  4. Ewalters7354 says:

    “Question-Didn’t the Falcons have all those weapons last year and were held to 3points in the second half? Didn’t they also allow T-jack to look elite?

    The biggest matchup I’m looking at is Branch/Mebane vs Peter Konz.He’s undersized and has been terrible this year.Hopefully Gus can bring pressure his way like teams do Sweezy.”

    My post from the previous thread.

  5. One thing that frightens me a little is that Atlanta NEEDS to win to get the current regimes’ 0-3 record off their back much like we needed to end that road playoff drought. If we were to lose this game most everyone would still consider this season a major success with a touch of disappointment going out. If Atlanta loses their fans would believe in a continuing curse.

    Seattle has been vulnerable to efficient passing attacks. We need to beat these guys up over the course of the game on both sides if the ball. This is fun!

  6. Seattle Offense #1 rushing DVOA, #4 passing DVOA
    Atlanta Offense #29 rushing DVOA, #10 passing DVOA

    Blow ‘em up!

  7. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    Audible i guess we are .only two that think this won’t even be close

  8. Beating the Falcons would end up as one of the greatest Seahawks victories of all time. The Seahawks beat the number 2 seeded Miami in 1983 and number 4 seeded Washington last week.

    But in terms of beating high seeds (#1-4) in Seahawks history, that’s it.

  9. hawkfaninoklahoma,

    A lot of our Seahawks brethren are a bit nervous or superstitious because this team has a long history of disappointing performances. Once bitten, twice shy…

    This is a great time to live on Planet Seahawk — Dare to believe!

  10. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    i have been trolling the blogs on there side and they all think the hawks aren’t that good. biggest argument is the weak schedule we played. i find it pretty humorous. i will stand by the prediction lynch goes over 200 yards.

  11. NYHawkFan says:

    Too bad the game isn’t about our stats playing against their stats. We win!

    We’re definitely evenly matched. Therefore, whichever team has the least amount of penalties, turnovers, etc. will take this one. Atlanta has the advantage of a home crowd and early game time, but if the Hawks play up to the level that they are capable of, they will win.

  12. rramstad says:

    Odd that the blogs on the other side are touting Strength of Schedule. That particular statistic is wildly in our favor.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/46181/a-look-at-adjusted-strength-of-schedules

    Seahawks adjusted win percentage is .517 good for 12th, Falcons is .438 (dead last in the entire league i.e. 32nd)

    Hadn’t seen this here yet, RG3 will likely miss significant time with LCL and ACL tears. This article is very optimistic but I’ve heard other sources say nine to twelve months would be more typical for this particular scenario (rehabbing an injured ACL and LCL on a knee that already had that surgery).

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8829057/robert-griffin-iii-washington-redskins-acl-lcl-surgery

  13. Pretty surprised about the difference in number of penalites.

  14. Singularitarian says:

    I would have thought that the gap in yards per game offense would be much greater. I don’t think we have a hard time moving the ball what so ever. I’m worried about getting pressure on Ryan, And about browner getting beat deep. He was beaten deep BADLY at least once at Washington. And both white and Jones are better than Pierre Garcon

  15. Singularitarian says:

    Also about Gonzalez. I think we outscore Atlanta 40ish to like 27. A real victory would be to hold them under 20

  16. Listening to Coach Carroll’s press conference right now…

    Words-per-press-conference
    NFL Average 450
    Pete Carroll 75,500

    Words-per-minute
    NFL Average 150
    Pete Carroll 465

  17. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    garcon is a quick shifty smallish receiver thou, where as both these guys are big strong and fast not necessarily quick/shifty. they lost to panthers and almost lost to the raiders. it’s real easy to talk trash when you are 13-3 and got there with a weak schedule. this falcons team thou is one dimensional. personally i would like to see a corner blitz on first play knock ryan on his backside set the tone early. oh and nothing against Gonzales but i want a hit by kam on him to remind him what happens to TE kam is covering.

  18. Audible says:

    Everyone keeps talking about Gonzalez…he’s not going to beat us!

    If all of the Falcon’s receivers step up and deliver their season averages, they’ll gain 230 yards as a group. That won’t be nearly enough to win this game for them.

    Of course, Our fast linebackers on Gonzalez and the Legion of Boom may have something to say about that them doing even that well.

    Gonzalez will catch somewhere around 5 passes for 50 yards on Sunday. That won’t break our defense.
    White will catch about 6 for 80 yards
    Jones will catch about 5 for 75yards

    I seriously doubt all three of these guys are going to step up against the Legion and do that well.

  19. NWPoseidon says:

    Anyone remember what week we played them last year? Was Sherman a starter yet? If so he was in his infancy and has improved much since then and yet we still held their vaunted passing game to 3 points at half. Plus TJack of all people made a huge comeback on their D! I would bet RussWilson doesn’t struggle as much at the beginning and if in trouble could complete the comeback. I just don’t fear this team outside of Matt Ryan. For two years I have had Julio Jones on my fantasy team and he is very inconsistent. Some times he’s a world beater and then the next week lays an egg. Lay the Boom and these receivers will second guess catching the ball! WarHawks!

  20. twillis says:

    Amen to Cam getting some clean hits on their WRs and TEs early. I want the ATL receivers hearing footsteps all afternoon. If the pass rush doesn’t get home, having their recievers drop balls and short arm catches will be the next best thing.

  21. dirtbiker_joey says:

    With 55 penalties all season, Atlanta is by far the least penalized team in the League (Giants are a distant second with 72). That tells me they are a very disciplined squad. If the officiating this weekend follows the trend from last weekend – i.e. refs letting the kids play (I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed several non-calls where the refs would have been justified in throwing the flag) – we’ll be okay. If, on the other hand, the officials call a tighter game, our propensity to commit penalties could play a factor in this game. In the playoffs, it will be even tougher to overcome drive-killing penalties on offense (ahem, Breno) and drive extending penalties on defense.

  22. Audible says:

    By the way, Roddy White led the NFL in drops last season, and Julio Jones is tied for 10th in drops this season. Combine these tendencies with the pressure of the curse and the spotlight of post season play…knock ‘em around and knock them on their asses…

  23. I can see us blowing them out. However, the reason I’m not willing to predict that is because of their QB. Even if we’re winning, he can keep it close or respectable. I cannot see us getting blown up though. I am confident that we can/will win, but it’s far from a certainty. Looking forward to Sunday…

  24. Audible says:

    Who was the referee last week? We have Walt Coleman in Atlanta.

  25. FleaFlicker says:

    To echo what some people have been saying about the second half and momentum….

    …we are a 7-1 team (8-1 if you count Redskins game) visiting a 5-3 team that dropped two games in December

  26. Audible says:

    Matt Ryan’s stats spiked this year, which corresponds to their easy schedule, so I think we’re going to Flynn’s performance drop off in this game.

  27. TomlPDX says:

    Any stats on the different ref crews and the types of penalties they normally call during a game? Penalties always seem to bite us in the butt at inopportune times. Let’s hope we play clean, disciplined, smash-mouth football so the refs can keep their flags in their pockets.

  28. Dukeshire says:

    Tom – There are stats on that sort of thing, actually. Nearly every staff in the league charts the various crews and their tendencies. However, I’m not aware of anyone charting that for the public, yet. It’s coming I’m sure and I’d be really interested in studying it myself.

  29. pabuwal says:

    Aren’t they going with All Star Ref crews in the playoffs?

    Regardless, the tendency to swallow the whistle in the playoffs helps the Seahawks and their physical style of play against a team like Atlanta that is able to gain a regular season advantage on penalty differential.

  30. Dukeshire says:

    “All-Star” or no, they still have tendencies.

    Speaking a refs, here is an interesting sight I just discovered…

    http://www.footballzebras.com/

  31. montanamike2 says:

    Where do you find this stuff Duke?

  32. rramstad says:

    Amen — it’s very common for the officials to let the players play in the playoffs, much moreso than they do during the regular season, and this definitely plays as an advantage for our team. Makes me think of Sherman mic’ed up and stating to the official in the Redskins game “well, call it then!”

    This game really rides on our offense more than our defense, I think. It would not surprise me entirely if Atlanta managed 300 yards passing and 75 yards rushing. If our offense plays well and relatively mistake free, we’ll have at least 500 yards and 28 points.

    I think the Atlanta Falcons will get some yards and points, their offense is good enough for that, and our defense tends to be patient and wait for the other team to make a mistake… so they’ll have some drives, I’m sure of that. It’ll really hinge on how well Russell rises to the challenge.

    (Either that or PC will get the memo and let Lynch and Turbin run for 300 yards, keeping the Falcons offense on the bench… that would really limit their opportunities.)

  33. TomlPDX – I just happened to hear on the radio today a comparison of our ref crews from last game and next game. They said Walt Coleman’s crew that will ref our game in Atlanta calls an average number of penalties per game, not noticeably more or less than other crews.

  34. Dukeshire says:

    montanamike2 – Stumbled on that one today. But generally speaking, I spend more time than I care to admit browsing football sites, mostly for Xs and Os type information. lol

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