Sports Stats 'on Tapp'

Sports Stats ‘on Tapp’ is a sports statistics blog published with a focus on stats that go beyond the numbers.

The New York Giants defeated the Cleveland Browns 41-27 last Sunday, scoring over 35 points for the third time in five games this season. In the game, the Giants offense had 11 possessions, scoring five touchdowns and two field goals in those 11 series.

The Giants’ offense this week takes the top spot in the league’s POP Score rankings, replacing the Atlanta Falcons who dropped to fourth in the weekly rankings. The Giants offense has scored a touchdown or kicked a field goal in 29 of their 51 possessions this season, a 56.9 percent success rate, tops in the NFL.

(POP Score is based on the simple premise that it is the offensive team’s objective to score a touchdown (or at the least, kick a field goal) in each possession. POP…

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