We’re back! Another week, another chance to put your randomly useful ability to project the statistical output of a football team to use.
Here we simply look at the projected team total for points and yardage (and points and yardage allowed) and break out the yardage and scoring outputs on offense, and the big plays on defense. Since we have the Falcons winning again this week, I hope we’re at least somewhat right here.
How’d I do last week? I was off by 8 points and 58 yards on offense, and 3 points and 14 yards on defense. My closest projects were Matt Ryan (who did not have 3 TDs, but did have 321 yards, just one above where I thought he’d be) and Vic Beasley (who did indeed have one sack), but I wasn’t close otherwise because I severely underrated the Bears.
Here’s my projections against the Packers. Share yours in the comments, if you would.
Offense: 30 points, 395 yards
Matt Ryan: 22/32, 290 yards, 2 TDs/1 INT
Devonta Freeman: 18 carries, 70 yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 10 yards
Tevin Coleman: 6 carries, 35 yards, 2 receptions, 15 yards
Julio Jones: 9 receptions, 120 yards
Austin Hooper: 3 receptions, 60 yards, 1 TD
Mohamed Sanu: 3 receptions, 30 yards
Taylor Gabriel: 1 reception, 50 yards, 1 TD
Justin Hardy: 1 reception, 10 yards
Defense: 28 points, 375 yards
Vic Beasley: 1.5 sacks
Takkarist McKinley: 1 sack
Grady Jarrett: .5 sack
Dontari Poe: 1 forced fumble
Ricardo Allen: 1 interception
Matt Bryant: 3/3 XP, 3/4 FGs
Matt Bosher: 2 punts, 52 yards per punt
Andre Roberts: 4 kickoff returns, 50 yards; 2 punt returns, 15 yards