It's my belief after this San Diego debacle that the offense at home operates pass-first while the offense on the road operates run-first. "Pass first" means predominantly throwing plays and a lot of shotgun/no-huddle. "Run first" doesn't mean never pass, it means traditional Cam playcalling - run on first down, run or deep throw on second downs, run on 3rd and short, pass on 3rd and long, punt.
*The Ravens had a fake FG for a TD, I counted that as a made field goal since it was inside the 10 and shouldn't count as a punt, turnover or offensive TD.
Averages (not weighted by game), compared to the league's #1 in that category:
Offensive points/play (non-def/ST return scores): .495, .441(NE)
Passing yards/play: 8.6, 8.3 (Was)
Rushing yards/play: 4.03, 5.4 (San Fran)
Overall yards/play: 6.9, 6.2 (Was)
Then there are Football Outsiders' stats, which include drive statistics (offense weighted by how many drives a team has had). Because of our defense giving up long drives, our offense hasn't had the opportunity for many drives.
Here are the numbers compared to the current #1 in that category (NE in all categories)
Points/drive: 3.15, 2.95 ***I don't know what they consider "offensive points", but I'm guessing it's 7 for pass/rushTD, 3 for FG, 0 for other
Tds/drive: .371, .339
Punts/drive: .392, .312
TO/drive: .061, .055
So that's pretty much the story at home so far. At home, the Ravens offense has been more efficient than any other team (their home and away performances combined). Since our offense is mostly average overall, I'm guessing they're towards the bottom of the league on the road. Of course, there's no guarantee that this kind of production is what we'll continue to see at home. Let's just hope the offense plays pass-first against Pittsburgh this Sunday and go from there.
Edited by hawkprey, 26 November 2012 - 11:52 PM.