Green Bay Packers: Looking at Field Position Stats

June 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In this third installment of “Studying the Stats,” I’ll be taking a look at how the Green Bay Packers' average starting offensive field position came about and how it affected results.
The first two installments can be found here:
Part 1 – Interceptions
Part 2 – Fast Starts
On average, the Packers' starting offensive field position in 2009 was their own 32 yard line.
That sounds pretty decent if you’re just thinking possessions off of kickoffs. But included in the mix is offensive possessions off of punts, defensive interceptions, fumble recoveries, missed field goals, blocked kicks, and fourth-down defensive stops.
In 2009, the Packers’ defense finished second in the league in average yards per game given up; so we can’t point the field position finger at the defensive unit.
Other than how much yardage your defense relinquishes, the next biggest factor in determining your average offensive starting fiel...

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