Which offenses put opposing
defenses in checkmate?
Updated: June 19, 2002, 2:39 PM ETBy by Marc Carl, STATS. Inc.
During the NFL season, each offense entangles in a weekly chess match with the opposing defense to try to pick up chunks of yardage -- the bigger the chunks, the better. One method STATS, Inc. uses to get an idea of which offenses are winning this weekly chess game is to track the number of big plays each team accumulates throughout the season. STATS defines a big rushing play as any rush that gains 10 or more yards, and a big passing play as any completion that gains 25 or more yards. So which offenses were the football version of Bobby Fischer last season when it came to collecting the most big plays?