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The Footballguys IDP Matchup Spreadsheet tracks trends around the league to help evaluate IDP matchups. I’ll use this article to call out some interesting numbers in the data each week.
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The Schedule tab was a recent addition to try and help someone quickly identify favorable matchups each week. I pulled in some key metrics for the defense as well as the offense they are facing this week.
When I look at matchups for this week, these are the ones that look MOST FAVORABLE from a tackling perspective (with some notes if the matchup is particularly unfavorable for run vs pass):
- DALLAS (at Philadelphia) – Eagles offense generating 58 tackle opps/game (31 rush att)
- ARIZONA (at Cleveland) – Browns offense generating 56 tackle opps/game (33 rush att)
- LAS VEGAS (vs NY Giants) – Giants offense generating 55 tackle opps/game (30 rush att)
- CHICAGO (at New Orleans) – Saints offense generating 55 tackle opps/game
- SEATTLE (at Baltimore) – Ravens offense generating 54 tackle opps/game (32 rush att)
In contrast, these matchups look LEAST FAVORABLE from a tackling perspective (with some notes if the matchup is particularly unfavorable for run vs pass):
- LA CHARGERS (at NY Jets) – Jets offense generating 43 tackle opps/game
- LA RAMS (at Green Bay) – Packers offense generating 44 tackle opps/game
- TENNESSEE (at Pittsburgh) – Steelers offense generating 44 tackle opps/game
- NY GIANTS (at Las Vegas) – Raiders offense generating 45 tackle opps/game
- PITTSBURGH (vs Tennessee) – Titans offense generating 46 tackle opps/game (17 completions)
You may also want some help picking out matchups for pass rushers. These are some that look MOST FAVORABLE to me from a pass-rush perspective:
- NEW ENGLAND (vs Washington) – Commanders allowing 5.1 sacks/game
- LAS VEGAS (vs NY Giants) – Giants allowing 5.1 sacks/game
- PITTSBURGH (vs Tennessee) – Titans allowing 3.6 sacks/game
- INDIANAPOLIS (at Carolina) – Panthers allowing 3.6 sacks/game
- NEW ORLEANS (vs Chicago) – Bears allowing 3.5 sacks/game
- LA CHARGERS at NY Jets) – Jets allowing 3.4 sacks/game
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