What is average yard you ask? I will tell you. AY is an efficiency metric that breaks down how a team’s offense was able to move the ball or how suffocating a defense was on meaningful drives. I say meaningful drive because this metric eliminates pointless drives such as a team trying to run out the clock or if a game is a blow out and starters are removed from the gam. There are three terms you need to be familiar with when determining average yard. Fist of all is average yard. To figure out AY, you divide a team potential yardage by their total yards gained. Total yard is a teams net rushing and passing yards. Potential is the total amount of yards a team could gain per game. Here is a short demonstration.