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 eight weeks of the 2020 season, the Los Angeles Rams continue to have the best Big Play differential. Despite last week’s loss to Miami, the Rams actually increased their Big Play differential from plus-14 to plus-17.
In another oddity, the NFL’s lone undefeated team — the Pittsburgh Steelers — has a Big Play differential of minus-8.
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: