Last season, he more than tripled his rookie passing touchdown total (7 to 24), upped his rating more than 17 points (77.5 to 95.4) and elevated his adjusted yards per pass
attempt from 6.1 to 7.3.
The Ducks were a combined 2-for-20 on third- and fourth-down conversion attempts, averaged 2.9 yards per rush and 5.4 yards per pass
Smith is averaging 6.3 yards per pass
attempt, and isn't known for his downfield passing prowess, but that doesn't mean the Patriots won't beware of it Monday night.
But despite steering the 49ers into first place in the NFC West division this term and leading the NFL in completion percentage and yards per pass
attempt, he has been demoted after Kaepernick starred in a stand-in role against Chicago on Monday.
He completed 80 per cent of his passes against the Vikings last time and threw three touchdowns and no interceptions, averaging over 11 yards per pass
The Aggies only averaged 6.4 yards per pass
attempt with no touchdowns and one interception.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is notching a healthy 7.19 yards per pass
attempt and their defence should make life extremely tough for the Bengals' rookie QB Andy Dalton.
Opponents are averaging 5.8 yards per pass
attempt and have 14 completions of 20-plus yards.
The Bears' quarterback has averaged 7.5 yards per pass
, 17th in the NFL, and higher than only three other playoff or potential-playoff quarterbacks: the Vikings' Kirk Cousins (7.3), the Cowboys' Dak Prescott (7.2) and the Colts' Andrew Luck (7.1).
Only the Patriots have allowed more yards per pass
attempt than the Colts.
If this product has revolutionized the way Oregon practices, the statistics don't bear the evidence; through three games, the Ducks' defense ranks 67th in the Bowl Subdivision in both yards per play (5.5) and yards per pass
Things can't get much worse at that position since the Colts are averaging a truly dreadful 3.74 yards per pass