December 08, 2005

The simple things in life

And what could be simpler than the NFL's quarterback rating formula? I give you the following:



  1. Complete passes divided by pass attempts. Subtract 0.3 and divide by 0.2
  2. Passing yards divided by pass attempts. Subtract 3 and divide by 4.
  3. Touchdown passes divided by pass attempts and divide by .05.
  4. Start with .095 and subtract interceptions divided by pass attempts. Divide that product by .04.
  5. Add the sum of steps 1-4, multiply by 100 and divide by 6. Sum of each step cannot be greater than 2.375 or less than zero.

Reprinted from TMQ. Another version can be found here.

Posted by: Physics Geek at 04:49 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 And you just hit the nail on the head as to why I don't try to calculate QB ratings.

Posted by: Contagion at December 08, 2005 06:06 PM (e8b4J)

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