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Running the Numbers: How much does pressure help create turnovers?

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My latest “Running the Numbers” piece is a look at the relationship between defensive pressure and takeaways.

…defenses that have reached the quarterback the most often in 2012 have also forced the most interceptions and fumbles. The top five teams in terms of total pressure have collected an astounding 21 more interceptions than the bottom five teams. Overall, NFL defenses have acquired an interception for every 9.18 pressures they’ve gotten on the quarterback, similar to the one interception for every 10.28 pressures defenses had in 2011.

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