The ratings for the 1965 AFL season has been added to the existing 1966 NFL season file.
The Sack and Interception ratings for the newly released 1983 NFL season have been posted under the Sack & Int Ratings (1980 – 1999) header.
I’ve added the Sack & Interception rating for the 1984 NFL season to the existing library displayed on the “Sack & Interception Procedures/Ratings” post dated March 20, 2012.
This video clip demonstrates the negative impact the “Sack & Interception” innovation can have on a team. The 1967 Minnesota Vikings have a sack/interception rating of 13/-14. Through nine games, their interception average per game is 1.6 compared to their actual average 1.1. Their sack average per game is 2.9 compared to their actual average of 2.6.
In this example, Minnesota has a -14 interception rating. If they intercept a pass, before awarding them with the interception, roll the dice. If the dice roll is 11, 12, 13 or 14 the interception is negated. If the roll is 15 thru 66 the interception stands. I didn’t clearly explain this is the below video.
This video addresses a variety of defensive innovations highlighted by the “Sack & Interception” innovation. I have used it for years and have been extremely pleased with the results. During the video, I mention that the Bills actually averaged 3.1 sacks per game during the 1967 season, however, I failed to mention that they are averaging 3.1 sacks per game in my replay also.