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2023-2024 League Drive Stats in Opponents' Territory

Let's take a look at how teams fared on drives into enemy territory this year.

Methodology

Saw some talk on Twitter about how the Jaguar's did on drives into Opponent Territory and tried my hand at coding (and spreadsheeting) my way towards a result in nflfastR for drive results across the league where at least one play occurred at yardline_100 <= 50.

Raw Numbers

posteam TD_Drives FG_Drives Miss_FG_Drives Punt_Drives Fumb_Drives Int_Drives Turnover_Downs_Drives Other_Drives Total Drives
ARI 34 28 6 39 6 2 14 14 143
ATL 31 32 5 39 11 7 8 10 143
BAL 53 33 5 40 10 3 6 10 160
BUF 51 24 5 31 14 6 5 14 150
CAR 20 25 5 51 8 0 18 10 137
CHI 35 35 3 42 8 7 10 13 153
CIN 39 26 5 48 5 8 10 12 153
CLE 40 34 3 44 9 9 10 11 160
DAL 50 36 2 18 6 5 8 19 144
DEN 38 30 4 55 12 3 5 10 157
DET 58 19 2 33 10 5 14 16 157
GB 42 27 6 39 9 6 11 13 153
HOU 39 34 4 48 6 3 10 6 150
IND 37 33 8 42 9 4 13 14 160
JAX 39 30 7 36 18 7 13 10 160
KC 37 33 2 27 11 6 7 11 134
LA 44 32 11 40 7 3 8 8 153
LAC 35 31 2 40 10 4 14 12 148
LV 31 26 4 43 10 8 6 13 141
MIA 57 24 4 32 11 4 14 13 159
MIN 37 24 6 32 17 9 9 7 141
NE 27 16 9 58 8 7 9 7 141
NO 41 31 7 47 8 3 8 17 162
NYG 25 22 8 55 9 4 14 13 150
NYJ 18 37 3 56 12 7 7 10 150
PHI 47 30 2 26 14 7 6 16 148
PIT 29 29 2 50 6 4 7 17 144
SEA 34 35 7 41 9 4 9 10 149
SF 60 21 4 37 7 7 5 12 153
TB 36 29 2 41 6 5 6 11 136
TEN 30 29 1 52 9 4 6 12 143
WAS 39 19 5 46 12 6 10 16 153

Percentage of Drives

posteam Total Drives TD_Drives% FG_Drives% Miss_FG_Drives% Punt_Drives% Fumb_Drives% Int_Drives% Turnover_Downs_Drives% Other_Drives%
ARI 143 23.8 19.6 4.2 27.3 4.2 1.4 9.8 9.8
ATL 143 21.7 22.4 3.5 27.3 7.7 4.9 5.6 7.0
BAL 160 33.1 20.6 3.1 25.0 6.3 1.9 3.8 6.3
BUF 150 34.0 16.0 3.3 20.7 9.3 4.0 3.3 9.3
CAR 137 14.6 18.2 3.6 37.2 5.8 0.0 13.1 7.3
CHI 153 22.9 22.9 2.0 27.5 5.2 4.6 6.5 8.5
CIN 153 25.5 17.0 3.3 31.4 3.3 5.2 6.5 7.8
CLE 160 25.0 21.3 1.9 27.5 5.6 5.6 6.3 6.9
DAL 144 34.7 25.0 1.4 12.5 4.2 3.5 5.6 13.2
DEN 157 24.2 19.1 2.5 35.0 7.6 1.9 3.2 6.4
DET 157 36.9 12.1 1.3 21.0 6.4 3.2 8.9 10.2
GB 153 27.5 17.6 3.9 25.5 5.9 3.9 7.2 8.5
HOU 150 26.0 22.7 2.7 32.0 4.0 2.0 6.7 4.0
IND 160 23.1 20.6 5.0 26.3 5.6 2.5 8.1 8.8
JAX 160 24.4 18.8 4.4 22.5 11.3 4.4 8.1 6.3
KC 134 27.6 24.6 1.5 20.1 8.2 4.5 5.2 8.2
LA 153 28.8 20.9 7.2 26.1 4.6 2.0 5.2 5.2
LAC 148 23.6 20.9 1.4 27.0 6.8 2.7 9.5 8.1
LV 141 22.0 18.4 2.8 30.5 7.1 5.7 4.3 9.2
MIA 159 35.8 15.1 2.5 20.1 6.9 2.5 8.8 8.2
MIN 141 26.2 17.0 4.3 22.7 12.1 6.4 6.4 5.0
NE 141 19.1 11.3 6.4 41.1 5.7 5.0 6.4 5.0
NO 162 25.3 19.1 4.3 29.0 4.9 1.9 4.9 10.5
NYG 150 16.7 14.7 5.3 36.7 6.0 2.7 9.3 8.7
NYJ 150 12.0 24.7 2.0 37.3 8.0 4.7 4.7 6.7
PHI 148 31.8 20.3 1.4 17.6 9.5 4.7 4.1 10.8
PIT 144 20.1 20.1 1.4 34.7 4.2 2.8 4.9 11.8
SEA 149 22.8 23.5 4.7 27.5 6.0 2.7 6.0 6.7
SF 153 39.2 13.7 2.6 24.2 4.6 4.6 3.3 7.8
TB 136 26.5 21.3 1.5 30.1 4.4 3.7 4.4 8.1
TEN 143 21.0 20.3 0.7 36.4 6.3 2.8 4.2 8.4
WAS 153 25.5 12.4 3.3 30.1 7.8 3.9 6.5 10.5

Drive Percentage Ranks

posteam Total Drives TD_Drives% Rank FG_Drives% Rank Miss_FG_Drives% Rank Punt_Drives% Rank Fumb_Drives% Rank Int_Drives% Rank Turnover_Downs_Drives% Rank Other_Drives% rank
ARI 143 20 17 9 17 28 31 2 2
ATL 143 26 7 12 18 8 6 18 18
BAL 160 6 12 16 23 15 29 29 29
BUF 150 5 26 13 28 4 13 30 30
CAR 137 31 22 11 3 19 32 1 1
CHI 153 23 5 23 16 23 9 12 12
CIN 153 14 25 14 9 32 4 11 11
CLE 160 17 9 24 15 21 3 16 16
DAL 144 4 1 27 32 30 17 19 19
DEN 157 19 19 20 6 9 28 32 32
DET 157 2 31 31 27 13 18 5 5
GB 153 10 23 10 22 18 15 9 9
HOU 150 13 6 18 8 31 26 10 10
IND 160 22 13 4 20 22 25 8 8
JAX 160 18 20 6 26 2 12 7 7
KC 134 9 3 25 29 5 11 21 21
LA 153 8 11 1 21 25 27 20 20
LAC 148 21 10 29 19 12 21 3 3
LV 141 25 21 17 10 10 2 26 26
MIA 159 3 27 21 30 11 24 6 6
MIN 141 12 24 8 25 1 1 14 14
NE 141 29 32 2 1 20 5 15 15
NO 162 16 18 7 13 24 30 22 22
NYG 150 30 28 3 4 17 23 4 4
NYJ 150 32 2 22 2 6 8 24 24
PHI 148 7 15 30 31 3 7 28 28
PIT 144 28 16 28 7 29 20 23 23
SEA 149 24 4 5 14 16 22 17 17
SF 153 1 29 19 24 26 10 31 31
TB 136 11 8 26 11 27 16 25 25
TEN 143 27 14 32 5 14 19 27 27
WAS 153 15 30 15 12 7 14 13 13

Percentages of Scoring Plays In Opponents' Territory

posteam Scoring Drives Total Drives Scoring Drive % Scoring Drive % Rank
DAL 86 144 59.7 1
BAL 86 160 53.8 2
SF 81 153 52.9 3
KC 70 134 52.2 4
PHI 77 148 52.0 5
MIA 81 159 50.9 6
BUF 75 150 50.0 7
LA 76 153 49.7 8
DET 77 157 49.0 9
HOU 73 150 48.7 10
TB 65 136 47.8 11
SEA 69 149 46.3 12
CLE 74 160 46.3 13
CHI 70 153 45.8 14
GB 69 153 45.1 15
LAC 66 148 44.6 16
NO 72 162 44.4 17
ATL 63 143 44.1 18
IND 70 160 43.8 19
ARI 62 143 43.4 20
DEN 68 157 43.3 21
MIN 61 141 43.3 22
JAX 69 160 43.1 23
CIN 65 153 42.5 24
TEN 59 143 41.3 25
LV 57 141 40.4 26
PIT 58 144 40.3 27
WAS 58 153 37.9 28
NYJ 55 150 36.7 29
CAR 45 137 32.8 30
NYG 47 150 31.3 31
NE 43 141 30.5 32

TL;DR:

The Jaguars were 23rd in the league this season when it came to scoring on drives behind enemy lines, despite being in the worst 7 for turnovers on downs, worst 6 for missed field goals, and being the second worst team in the league in terms of turnover fumbles.

We need to do a better job finishing drives into enemy territory next season.

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