Well, its the day before Turkey day and since I have nothing better to do, I decided to think about football. Specifically, How does DC throw 22 strait completions without a TD? How does DC fair against the rest of th e league? The table below was taken from Yahoo and modified slightly to show us the percentage of TD per completion and the percentage of TD per attempt. Name____________G_____QBRat____Comp____Att____Pct_____TD____TD/Comp____TD/Att Rex Grossman________10_____83.5_____177_____312_____56.7_____18_____10.17%_____5.77% Donovan McNabb_____10_____95.5_____180_____316_____57.0_____18_____10.00%_____5.70% Seneca Wallace_________6_____76.2_____82_____141_____58.2______8_____9.76%_____5.67% Matt Hasselbeck________6_____82.8_____103_____176_____58.5_____10_____9.71%_____5.68% Tom Brady___________10_____88.1_____199_____334_____59.6_____19_____9.55%_____5.69% Michael Vick_________10_____74.3_____140_____267_____52.4_____13_____9.29%_____4.87% Carson Palmer________10_____97.7_____203_____322_____63.0_____18_____8.87%_____5.59% Peyton Manning_______10_____100.5____230_____359_____64.1_____20_____8.70%_____5.57% Eli Manning___________9_____81.0_____174_____293_____59.4_____15_____8.62%_____5.12% Drew Bledsoe_________6_____69.2______90_____169_____53.3______7_____7.78%_____4.14% Tony Romo__________10_____100.0___103_____151_____68.2_______8_____7.77%_____5.30% Damon Huard_________9_____97.6_____146_____241_____60.6_____11_____7.53%_____4.56% Philip Rivers_________10_____99.7_____201_____300_____67.0_____15_____7.46%_____5.00% Bruce Gradkowski_____9_____73.7_____129_____239_____54.0_______9_____6.98%_____3.77% Drew Brees__________10_____95.1_____254_____383_____66.3_____17_____6.69%_____4.44% Jake Plummer________10_____69.7_____150_____276_____54.3_____10_____6.67%_____3.62% Byron Leftwich_______6_____79.0_____108_____183_____59.0_______7_____6.48%_____3.83% Brett Favre__________10_____80.1_____208_____367_____56.7_____13_____6.25%_____3.54% Ben Roethlisberger____9_____75.8_____192_____306_____62.7______12_____6.25%_____3.92% J.P. Losman_________10_____85.1_____164_____262_____62.6_____10_____6.10%_____3.82% Alex Smith__________10_____82.7_____169_____274_____61.7_____10_____5.92%_____3.65% Chad Pennington_____10_____76.8_____177_____286_____61.9_____10_____5.65%_____3.50% Jake Delhomme______10_____81.1_____195_____329_____59.3_____11_____5.64%_____3.34% Marc Bulger_________10_____93.9_____231_____364_____63.5_____13_____5.63%_____3.57% Steve McNair________10_____78.1_____186_____304_____61.2_____10_____5.38%_____3.29% Matt Leinart__________7_____68.1_____118_____220_____53.6______6_____5.08%_____2.73% Mark Brunell_________9_____86.5_____162_____260_____62.3_______8_____4.94%_____3.08% Jon Kitna___________10_____80.9_____229_____364_____62.9_____11_____4.80%_____3.02% David Carr__________10_____89.5_____198_____285_____69.5______9_____4.55%_____3.16% Charlie Frye_________10_____73.8_____198_____316_____62.7_____9_____4.55%_____2.85% Brad Johnson________10_____73.4_____207_____332_____62.3_____5_____2.42%_____1.51% Its pretty obvious, DC does not fair well against the rest of the league when it comes to throwing TDs. Then I thought, is this a pattern with DC? Well, 2004 DCs TD/Comp was ranked 26th in the NFL at 5.61% and in 2005 he ranked 25th at 5.47%. Surprisingly, this data actually shows DC regressing in some ways. Since 2003 DC has increased his % complete each year, yet the percentage of TD completions has fallen. Also, considering he has been sacked less this year then in years past, DC is still not getting the ball into the endzone. There is a lot of reason for DC to be at the bottom of the list as far as number of TD completions other then his poor play such as: Poor field position: While I dont have any number on this, considering our defense doesnt get too many turnovers, I suspect, the Texans are at the low end of the field position scale. Poor line play: While the line is playing better this year then last, I wouldnt exactly say they are good. Mediocre running game: I suspect when DD was healthy, DC played better, but all in all, Id say we have not displayed a good running game. Oh well, that's all the time I have to play at work. All you Carr Homers can trash me now.