The 33rd Team introduced the Big Play Index to show how NFL teams stack up in terms of big plays produced and big plays allowed. Through nine weeks of the 2020 season, the Los Angeles Rams continue to have the best Big Play differential at plus-17.
The top nine teams in the Big Play Index all have winning records. The Chargers (2-6) and Broncos (3-5) are tied for 10th with Tennessee (6-2). Last week, we pointed out the oddity that the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers had a Big Play differential of minus-8. They actually had a differential of minus-3 in their Week 9 win vs. the Cowboys and now tied with the 3-6 Falcons for the fourth-worst Big Play differential in the league.
As a reminder, we are defining a Big Play as a run of 15-plus yards and/or a pass of 20-plus yards. Here’s a breakdown of this week’s data: