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 Roger W. Johnson Posts: 10 Registered: 12/6/04
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Posted: Sep 9, 1996 7:11 PM

For those of you with some interest in football, an interesting data set
appears below which you may use to illustrate the utility of multiple
regression techniques. In particular, see if you can uncover the NFL
rating method for passers given that rating is a linear function of

Yards/Attempt
TD % (i.e. 100*TD/Attempts)
INT %
Completion %

The data below are taken from _The Sporting News Pro Football Guide: 1996
Edition_, p. 330, and lists the top 20 passers of all-time through the
1995 season by NFL rating. Note that rating is generally given to the
nearest tenth although in some cases below further decimal digits are
given to seperate players.

For those of you wishing to see 1995 NFL rating numbers for all players
throwing at least one pass in 1995 see _The 1996 Complete Handbook of Pro
(Jerry Rice (!) for instance, had a passer rating of 158.3, the highest
possible, for the 1995 season).

For further details, an older data set and references send the one-line
message

send nflpass from datasets

statlib@lib.stat.cmu.edu

Have fun!

Roger Johnson

Player Attempts Completions Yards TDs INTs NFL Rating

Steve Young 2876 1845 23069 160 79 96.1
Joe Montana 5391 3409 40551 273 139 92.3
Dan Marino 6531 3913 48841 352 200 88.4
Brett Favre 2150 1342 14825 108 66 86.8
Otto Graham 2626 1464 23584 174 135 86.6
Jim Kelly 4400 2652 32657 223 156 85.4
Troy Aikman 2713 1704 19607 98 85 83.5
Roger Staubach 2958 1685 22700 153 109 83.4
Neil Lomax 3153 1817 22771 136 90 82.7
Sonny Jurgensen 4262 2433 32224 255 189 82.625
Len Dawson 3741 2136 28711 239 183 82.555
Dave Krieg 4911 2866 35668 247 187 81.877
Ken Anderson 4475 2654 32838 197 160 81.858
Jeff Hostetler 1792 1036 12983 66 47 81.796
Neil O'Donnell 1871 1069 12867 68 39 81.780
Danny White 2950 1761 21959 155 132 81.7
Bernie Kosar 3333 1970 23093 123 87 81.6
Warren Moon 5753 3380 42177 247 199 81.5
Boomer Esiason 4680 2661 34149 223 168 80.8
Bart Starr 3149 1808 24718 152 138 80.500