NFL Week Two Performance Rankings


Published: September 24, 2009

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... we use to make up our performance rankings.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to explain our RPM fully in each article, but we do get questions from readers such as “What is your RPM?” and “Why is it significant?”

Since it is early in the season, and there are only two games to go on with our RPM, we thought we’d take the time here to explain what they are, and why they are significant.

What are the RPM numbers?

This may take some time to explain, so be patient and stay with us. You won’t be sorry.

The basic stat is an offensive measure. It is a blended stat (which means it is generated by a mathematical formula from other stats and game information). As the name implies, “time of possession of a scoring drive” and “points scored on a drive” are key components. The quarter in which the points are scored also come int...

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