Originally Posted by keylime_5
Yeah, I think this kinda has a problem: They changed the rules, it's way easier to stockpile passing yards and touchdowns nowadays than it was in the 70s or 80s or 90s. But definitely cool, good work.
But the method accounts for that. The method makes two comparisons. The first comparison is of a QB vs a QB in the same season IE 2007 Tom Brady vs 2007 average that is added to all the other years of Tom Brady vs the average for that season. So yes it is easier to rack up stats in 2012 for Matt Stafford but it is working with the same rule set as all the other QBs in the league. So the rule set is irrelevant because we are talking a percentage of the average of a given season. The actual highest scoring season was in the 70's where the player had 150% of the average yards/game.