Here are some summary statistics based on the data I recently posted on yardage totals for each of the NFL teams. What I found particularly interesting was how few top RB1 seasons cracked the 1,000 yard barrier. Just 59.4% crossed that milestone, and, in a 16-game season, I know I was under the impression that it should be much easier to do than that stat demonstrates. Even expanding the cut-off to 900+ yards only brings the percentage to 67.2%.
The numbers for 1,000 yard receivers are even worse, and given this Golden Age of Passing, I am more surprised. Fewer than half (48.4%) of the WR1 seasons crossed to 1,000 yard marker. Expanding that 1,000 yard receiver to include WR2 worsens the number to 29.7% as just 7 in 64 seasons have done so.For TEs, there has just been Antonio Gates' 2005 season that was over 1,000 yards, and only three 900+ seasons (Gates in 2006 and Tony Gonzalez in both years.) Even at a much lower threshhold of value (450+ yards), we only capture 43.8% of the seasons.
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