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Brian Hoyer’s Passer Rating Would Have Been Better If He Threw Every Pass Into The Ground

by: JamieD On  Monday, January 11, 2016

Brian Hoyer passer rating

On Saturday, during the Houston Texans’ AFC Wild Card game against the Kansas City Chiefs (which the Chiefs won, 30-0), Brian Hoyer completed just 15 of his 34 pass attempts for 136 yards, zero touchdowns, and FOUR interceptions.

It doesn’t take some sort of in-depth statistic to tell us that Hoyer was atrocious.  Anyone who watched the game and heard the disgruntled boos from the Texans fans could have figured that out for themselves.  But for those of you who enjoy your football games with an interesting stat or two, we’ve got one for you right here:

Brian Hoyer’s passer rating on Saturday was a brutal 15.9.  How bad is that?  According to CardiacCoogs, Hoyer’s rating would have actually been much better off had he simply thrown every one of his pass attempts into the ground, rather than into the hands of the Chiefs defenders.

It’s probably fair to assume that the Texans’ chances of winning the game also would have been better had Hoyer simply grounded every pass.

Perhaps next season they’ll consider implementing that strategy.  Or, better yet, maybe they’ll actually go out and get themselves a real quarterback.  There’s an idea!!!