So on this slow Friday, I was curious to look at Hard At Work scoring & yardage numbers, and how they compare to NFL. For now, I've not examined per-play success metrics, only games as a whole. I was originally responding to the Balance & Sliders thread, but I feel this may be interesting enough to merit its own. Points per Game On average, NFL teams have scored 23.4 ppg YTD On average, HAW teams have scored 23.5 ppg YTD Our scoring is 0.3% higher. Comments: This is skewed slightly by the first two weeks before sliders changed. The low end of our league is scoring significantly lower than the bottom NFL scoring teams (probably as a result of CPU games skewing the data a bit), and the high end is scoring slightly higher than the top NFL scoring teams (possibly skewed by those first 2 weeks). Our median (24.3) is barely above the NFL's (23.7).Conclusion: Compares very well overall. Should not make any slider changes with the goal of increasing or decreasing scoring at the moment. Over time, as defenses & offenses adjust and we get further away from the first few weeks, we can revisit this. Passing Yards per Game On average, NFL teams have passed for 244.2 ypg YTD On average, HAW teams have passed for 224.1 ypg YTD Our passing yardage is 8.2% lower. Comments: Our top passing team (290 ypg) is nearly 40 yds/game below the NFL's... ...and our lowest passing team (139 ypg) is likewise far behind the NFL's (185.4). ...yet our median (228.1) is pretty close to the NFL's (237.6).Conclusion: Passing success in Madden is extremely complex and requires a deeper look per-play metrics than this per-game data can give us. Despite our league's lower raw passing numbers, an anecdotal glance at Yards/Attempt leads me to believe we're actually tracking ahead of the NFL in terms of per-play passing success. However, I also suspect INTs are significantly higher than the NFL. I think we need more time to see how players evolve in terms of reading Ds, etc. before making any passing slider decisions. Rushing Yards per Game On average, NFL teams have rushed for 113.3 ypg YTD On average, HAW teams have rushed for 104.9 ypg YTD Our rushing yardage is 7.4% lower. Comments: Our top rushing team (161.5) is almost exactly on pace with the NFL's (160.3). ...but our lowest (52.5) is well below the NFL (69.5). ...and in fact the NFL only has two teams averaging less than 85 rushing ypg, but we have a whopping TEN. So it seems as if the discrepancy is at least in large part due to the bottom 8-10 rushing teams--a number of which have been owner-less in stretches this season.Conclusion: No changes yet. Hopefully over time the new owners of the struggling ground games can make up some of that gap. Based on how the middle/top of our league compares to the NFL, I don't think it's a sliders issue but rather a CPU/skill gap/playcalling issue, which hopefully will correct itself over time. In summary, this was closer than I'd expected when I started looking. I do feel like the passing game more than anything else merits a deeper dive at some point. I also didn't specifically look at defenses--while much of what we need to know about how our defenses are tracking overall as a league can be gleaned from the above results, some cannot: such as how our league's defensive success skews compared to the NFL from across top defenses, the middle, and the bottom. tldr; sliders purty good atm.