We here at The 33rd Team often talk about how important it is for NFL teams to avoid beating themselves. Sloppy play, particularly penalties and turnovers, can be a killer. We’ve created the Discipline Index to shine a light on which teams are the best at avoiding mistakes and which are making too many mistakes.
Week 6 offers a perfect case study for the Discipline Index. While the rest of the football world is looking at Sunday’s Packers-Buccaneers game as a matchup of legendary quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, here’s what we see: Green Bay currently ranks No. 1 in Discipline Index. Tampa Bay? Dead last. It will be fascinating to see if sloppy play is the deciding factor in this matchup.
Here are the overall numbers for this week: