Offensive Drive Efficiency and ratings for the first quarter of the NFL season

By Tyler Oberly
October 2, 2013

Using advanced statistics from STATS ICE, TSV's Tyler Oberly has developed the Offensive Drive Efficiency, an index to help us see which teams are most effective when on offense.

Reviewing offensive drive data through the first quarter of the NFL season using the STATS Ice statistical platform, The Sideline View's Tyler Oberly has developed an Offensive Drive Efficiency rating to provide better insight into offensive performance. 

Utilizing basic offensive drive statistics, we are able to find how many drives end with a score, turnover or a punt (Score Percentage, TO Percentage). By subtracting the TO Percentage from the Score Percentage, we can find an overall efficiency rating.

It's no surprise the Denver Broncos lead the league in offensive efficiency through the first four weeks. Conversely, it is amazing to witness the Giants are turning the ball over more often than they are scoring! Use the info-graphic below to see where your team ranks (Note: Teams listed according to efficiency ranking).