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Final 2007 Stats and Metrics for the Bengals Offensive Line

The offensive line has a limit set of stats. And we all know that stats are everything when comparing players -- FYI, that's sarcasm. Anyway, here's a few Bengals offensive line numbers that might, or might not, interest you. Note: Eric Ghiaciuc's numbers were unavailable at Stats Inc.

Players Penalties Yards False Starts Holding Sacks Allow.
Andrew Whitworth 7 50 4 3 1
Levi Jones 4 20 4 0 4
Bobbie Williams 5 40 2 3 2
Stacy Andrews 7 35 7 0 1
Willie Anderson 3 20 2 1 1
Alex Stepanovich 1 5 1 0 0
Scott Kooistra 1 5 1 0 1

With all that said, I wanted to promote the line using Football Outsider's numbers. The offensive line set a franchise low giving up 17 sacks. The offensive line had the second best adjusted sack rate -- sacks per pass attempt adjusted for opponent, down and distance -- in the NFL.

Alternatively, the Bengals offensive line ranked 17th with a 4.15 adjusted line yards -- weight of success depending on situation and yards gained (more explanation here).

Power success -- percentage of runs on third (or fourth) down with two yards or less to go that achieved either a first down or a touchdown -- is very good. The Bengals offensive line ranked 7th converting at a 73% clip.

Only 7% of their runs recorded 10 yards or more (30th in NFL) with a 24% stuffed rate -- 19th in NFL. Stuffed is explained: " Percentage of runs that result in (on first down) zero or negative gain or (on second through fourth down) less than one-fourth the yards needed for another first down. Since being stuffed is bad, teams are ranked from stuffed least often (#1) to most often (#32)."

While many of the Bengals rushing problems could be directed at the offensive line. There was also successful items that could be directly attributed to the line.