Analysis

New England Is the NFL’s Most Dangerous Playoff Team In Big Play Differential

The 33rd Team introduced the Big Play Index last season to show how NFL teams stack up in terms of big plays produced and big plays allowed.

The Big Play Index has a new and improved outlook with the help of Marc Trestman. When Trestman coached in the NFL, his definition of a “Big Play” was a run of 10-plus yards and/or a pass of 16-plus yards. Ultimately, BPI correlates the ability to create explosive plays, while also limiting the opponent, and the success of the team (based on wins).

BPI Playoff Rankings By Differential
  1. Patriots – +55
  2. Eagles – +52
  3. 49ers – +51
  4. Bills – +47
  5. Raiders – +31
  6. Cardinals – +29
  7. Rams – +28
  8. Buccaneers – +25
  9. Packers – +21
  10. Cowboys – +17
  11. Chiefs – +11
  12. Titans – +11
  13. Bengals – +10
  14. Steelers – -32
BPI Playoff Rankings by Big Plays For
  1. Eagles – 167
  2. Cowboys – 161
  3. Patriots – 159
  4. 49ers – 159
  5. Cardinals – 153
  6. Buccaneers – 151
  7. Rams – 149
  8. Bills – 147
  9. Raiders – 147
  10. Chiefs – 146
  11. Bengals – 141
  12. Packers – 128
  13. Titans – 125
  14. Steelers – 113
BPI Playoff Rankings by Big Plays Against
  1. Bills – 100
  2. Patriots – 104
  3. Packers – 107
  4. 49ers – 108
  5. Titans – 114
  6. Eagles – 115
  7. Raiders – 116
  8. Rams – 121
  9. Cardinals – 124
  10. Buccaneers – 126
  11. Bengals – 131
  12. Chiefs – 135
  13. Cowboys – 144
  14. Steelers – 145