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Rams Continue to Dominate the Big Play Index

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 11 weeks of the 2020 season, the Los Angeles Rams continue to dominate the Big Play Index with a differential of plus-22.

As a reminder, we are defining a Big Play as a run of 15-plus yards and/or a pass of 20-plus yards.

Nine of the top 10 teams in the Big Play Index have winning records. The Denver Broncos (4-6) made a big jump to fourth, with a Big Play differential of plus-11. Here are a few interesting notes from this week’s numbers:

  • The top 10 teams in Big Play differential have a combined record of 68-34.
  • The bottom 11 teams have a combined record of 40-68-2. The three teams with the wordt records in the NFL — the Bengals (2-7-1), Jets (0-10) and Jaguars (1-9) are at the bottom of the Big Play Index.
  • The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for 22nd — but that’s an improvement from last week, when they ranked 28th.

Here’s a breakdown of this week’s data:

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