Ah, the red zone. That sweet spot on the field where dreams come true for players and fans alike. Nothing tastes sweeter than a lengthy drive capped off by an amazing fade route to the back corner of the end zone for a score — the ultimate payoff for what always feels like an eternity of stress … unless you’re a Seahawks fan, in which case the red zone simply recalls a really, really bad moment sports … moving on!
I thought it’d be cool to see which teams were the most effective this season in the red zone.
Every team on this list has made at least 30 trips to the red zone. Then we ranked the teams by the average number of points they score per red zone trip (TDs count for six, not seven, since extra points/two point conversions aren’t the same as red zone offense). Now, let’s do this!
BR-4 John’s Hopkins
4.92 Points Per Red Zone Trip
The Blue Jays are effective in both facets of the offensive game. To date, the team has 1,464 rushing yards and 18 rushing TDs to go with 1,554 passing yards and 20 TDs.
The team boasts a .889 scoring rate when entering the red zone, based on 32 scores made on 36 trips. Like the above statistics, there’s a pretty even balance between rushing TDs (14) and passing TDs (13) when the team reaches the red zone.
It helps to have a QB like Jonathan Germano who passes the ball effectively (243 yards per game and 19 total touchdowns) working in unison with an effective rushing corps currently averaging 244 yards per game. This potent, highly efficient offense is a huge reason the Blue Jays are undefeated this season.