Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Where they Stand Part II

by: Michael Steffes

Just in case this kind of stuff gets you excited, I have delved into the preseason team stats again. Actually, this is starting to get me excited.

For a young offense in transition, the Hawks are doing OK. They lead all teams in averaging 414 yards per game.

Also, for a team with a revamped running attack, I have no complaints. They are leading the league in averaging 188.3 yards per. That is about 100 more than they gained in most regular season games last year. Of course it is preseason.

Finally, as a team, the Hawks are second in the preseason in points per game with 26.7. They are one point behind Carolina, who dropped a 40 spot on Zorn's boys, who were playing in their fourth preseason game while the Panthers were in their third.

The defense as held its own as well, they are now fourth this preseason allowing a mere 77 yards rushing per game.

This translates into the team being 6th in total defense, allowing only 267 yards per game.

All of these numbers could improve in the final game vs the Raiders at Qwest, of course after that game, nobody will give a lick what happened in the preseason, we will all be looking towards Buffalo in week 1. ~END~