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PI Finds: Best Scoring Differentials by Quarter

Posted by Neil Paine on November 9, 2010

Which teams have played the best in each quarter so far this season? Using the data in the PFR Team Game Finder and a little Excel wizardry, you can answer this question.

At the Game Finder, check the radio button next to "Search for Cumulative Season Games", click the red "current" text under Years, and tell the finder to sort by "First Quarter Score":

In a single season, in 2010, in the regular season, sorted by descending First Quarter score.

Query Results

Glossary · CSV · PRE
Score by quarter
Rk Tm Year G W L T W-L% Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OQ1 OQ2 OQ3 OQ4
1 OAK 2010 9 5 4 0 0.556 65 47 55 65 34 65 48 41
2 NYG 2010 8 6 2 0 0.750 59 65 54 38 30 53 23 54
3 GNB 2010 9 6 3 0 0.667 54 68 59 40 17 51 23 46
4 NOR 2010 9 6 3 0 0.667 54 39 44 64 20 53 20 55
5 PHI 2010 8 5 3 0 0.625 51 60 41 46 28 63 20 70
6 SDG 2010 9 4 5 0 0.444 45 62 63 69 54 74 24 45
7 CHI 2010 8 5 3 0 0.625 44 47 7 50 41 34 28 30
8 MIA 2010 8 4 4 0 0.500 40 42 33 25 31 46 45 53
9 DET 2010 8 2 6 0 0.250 38 65 26 74 34 78 31 42
10 TEN 2010 8 5 3 0 0.625 38 69 35 82 20 56 29 45
11 IND 2010 8 5 3 0 0.625 37 81 34 65 33 26 57 52
12 WAS 2010 8 4 4 0 0.500 37 56 27 32 35 40 41 51
13 CLE 2010 8 3 5 0 0.375 36 62 20 34 13 54 20 69
14 PIT 2010 8 6 2 0 0.750 34 64 16 54 15 36 9 63
15 STL 2010 8 4 4 0 0.500 34 57 17 32 6 59 33 43
16 SFO 2010 8 2 6 0 0.250 34 22 14 67 22 54 48 54
17 NWE 2010 8 6 2 0 0.750 31 64 66 55 26 47 56 59
18 DAL 2010 8 1 7 0 0.125 30 48 24 59 44 79 52 57
19 HOU 2010 8 4 4 0 0.500 30 40 51 69 55 68 44 59
20 ATL 2010 8 6 2 0 0.750 28 77 39 49 48 35 49 16
Rk Tm Year G W L T W-L% Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OQ1 OQ2 OQ3 OQ4
21 BAL 2010 8 6 2 0 0.750 27 64 38 43 37 40 6 53
22 CIN 2010 8 2 6 0 0.250 24 39 45 59 33 67 41 49
23 KAN 2010 8 5 3 0 0.625 24 65 50 41 13 37 41 51
24 BUF 2010 8 0 8 0 0.000 23 54 23 50 36 68 84 39
25 JAX 2010 8 4 4 0 0.500 23 47 55 40 48 55 48 75
26 TAM 2010 8 5 3 0 0.625 23 58 30 46 42 82 37 29
27 MIN 2010 8 3 5 0 0.375 21 43 48 41 38 44 55 31
28 NYJ 2010 8 6 2 0 0.750 20 53 48 58 10 48 33 39
29 ARI 2010 8 3 5 0 0.375 17 62 38 40 47 92 39 44
30 CAR 2010 8 1 7 0 0.125 12 37 20 19 52 50 26 56
31 SEA 2010 8 4 4 0 0.500 10 41 39 40 48 43 42 48
32 DEN 2010 8 2 6 0 0.250 7 54 51 42 40 55 58 70

Convert to comma-separated values using the CSV option, dump into Excel, and you can calculate each team's quarter-by-quarter scoring margin on a per-game basis. Here were the leaders:

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Tm G PF/G PA/G Diff Tm G PF/G PA/G Diff Tm G PF/G PA/G Diff Tm G PF/G PA/G Diff
GNB 9 6.0 1.9 4.1 IND 8 10.1 3.3 6.9 SDG 9 7.0 2.7 4.3 TEN 8 10.3 5.6 4.6
NOR 9 6.0 2.2 3.8 ATL 8 9.6 4.4 5.3 GNB 9 6.6 2.6 4.0 ATL 8 6.1 2.0 4.1
NYG 8 7.4 3.8 3.6 PIT 8 8.0 4.5 3.5 BAL 8 4.8 0.8 4.0 DET 8 9.3 5.3 4.0
STL 8 4.3 0.8 3.5 KAN 8 8.1 4.6 3.5 NYG 8 6.8 2.9 3.9 OAK 9 7.2 4.6 2.7
OAK 9 7.2 3.8 3.4 BAL 8 8.0 5.0 3.0 NOR 9 4.9 2.2 2.7 SDG 9 7.7 5.0 2.7
PHI 8 6.4 3.5 2.9 NWE 8 8.0 5.9 2.1 PHI 8 5.1 2.5 2.6 CHI 8 6.3 3.8 2.5
CLE 8 4.5 1.6 2.9 WAS 8 7.0 5.0 2.0 NYJ 8 6.0 4.1 1.9 NYJ 8 7.3 4.9 2.4
PIT 8 4.3 1.9 2.4 GNB 9 7.6 5.7 1.9 NWE 8 8.3 7.0 1.3 TAM 8 5.8 3.6 2.1
TEN 8 4.8 2.5 2.3 TEN 8 8.6 7.0 1.6 KAN 8 6.3 5.1 1.1 SFO 8 8.4 6.8 1.6
SFO 8 4.3 2.8 1.5 CHI 8 5.9 4.3 1.6 PIT 8 2.0 1.1 0.9 IND 8 8.1 6.5 1.6
KAN 8 3.0 1.6 1.4 NYG 8 8.1 6.6 1.5 HOU 8 6.4 5.5 0.9 BUF 8 6.3 4.9 1.4
NYJ 8 2.5 1.3 1.3 CLE 8 7.8 6.8 1.0 JAX 8 6.9 6.0 0.9 CIN 8 7.4 6.1 1.3
MIA 8 5.0 3.9 1.1 NYJ 8 6.6 6.0 0.6 OAK 9 6.1 5.3 0.8 MIN 8 5.1 3.9 1.3
NWE 8 3.9 3.3 0.6 MIN 8 5.4 5.5 -0.1 TEN 8 4.4 3.6 0.8 HOU 8 8.6 7.4 1.3
DET 8 4.8 4.3 0.5 DEN 8 6.8 6.9 -0.1 CIN 8 5.6 5.1 0.5 NOR 9 7.1 6.1 1.0
IND 8 4.6 4.1 0.5 STL 8 7.1 7.4 -0.3 CLE 8 2.5 2.5 0.0 DAL 8 7.4 7.1 0.3
CHI 8 5.5 5.1 0.4 SEA 8 5.1 5.4 -0.3 ARI 8 4.8 4.9 -0.1 NWE 8 6.9 7.4 -0.5
WAS 8 4.6 4.4 0.3 PHI 8 7.5 7.9 -0.4 SEA 8 4.9 5.3 -0.4 ARI 8 5.0 5.5 -0.5
SDG 9 5.0 6.0 -1.0 MIA 8 5.3 5.8 -0.5 DET 8 3.3 3.9 -0.6 GNB 9 4.4 5.1 -0.7
CIN 8 3.0 4.1 -1.1 JAX 8 5.9 6.9 -1.0 CAR 8 2.5 3.3 -0.8 SEA 8 5.0 6.0 -1.0
BAL 8 3.4 4.6 -1.3 SDG 9 6.9 8.2 -1.3 MIN 8 6.0 6.9 -0.9 PIT 8 6.8 7.9 -1.1
BUF 8 2.9 4.5 -1.6 NOR 9 4.3 5.9 -1.6 TAM 8 3.8 4.6 -0.9 KAN 8 5.1 6.4 -1.3
DAL 8 3.8 5.5 -1.8 DET 8 8.1 9.8 -1.6 DEN 8 6.4 7.3 -0.9 BAL 8 5.4 6.6 -1.3
MIN 8 2.6 4.8 -2.1 CAR 8 4.6 6.3 -1.6 ATL 8 4.9 6.1 -1.3 STL 8 4.0 5.4 -1.4
TAM 8 2.9 5.3 -2.4 BUF 8 6.8 8.5 -1.8 MIA 8 4.1 5.6 -1.5 NYG 8 4.8 6.8 -2.0
ATL 8 3.5 6.0 -2.5 OAK 9 5.2 7.2 -2.0 WAS 8 3.4 5.1 -1.8 WAS 8 4.0 6.4 -2.4
HOU 8 3.8 6.9 -3.1 TAM 8 7.3 10.3 -3.0 STL 8 2.1 4.1 -2.0 PHI 8 5.8 8.8 -3.0
JAX 8 2.9 6.0 -3.1 CIN 8 4.9 8.4 -3.5 CHI 8 0.9 3.5 -2.6 MIA 8 3.1 6.6 -3.5
ARI 8 2.1 5.9 -3.8 HOU 8 5.0 8.5 -3.5 IND 8 4.3 7.1 -2.9 DEN 8 5.3 8.8 -3.5
DEN 8 0.9 5.0 -4.1 ARI 8 7.8 11.5 -3.8 DAL 8 3.0 6.5 -3.5 CLE 8 4.3 8.6 -4.4
SEA 8 1.3 6.0 -4.8 DAL 8 6.0 9.9 -3.9 SFO 8 1.8 6.0 -4.3 JAX 8 5.0 9.4 -4.4
CAR 8 1.5 6.5 -5.0 SFO 8 2.8 6.8 -4.0 BUF 8 2.9 10.5 -7.6 CAR 8 2.4 7.0 -4.6

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