The Patriots once again lead the NFL with 945 yards after the catch (YAC), according to information from ESPN's Stats & Analysis team.
Accordg to this story on espnBoston, we are the top team in the entire NFL for yards after the catch. we are 11th in terms of plays run that lead to YAC. thats pretty good. accordg to brady, pats have tweaked their offense for more balance esp with winter coming and due to lack of consistency amongst their secondary receiver corps. One thing they all seem to do from aiken to edelman to tate to faulk and morris is to run their buns off once they get an accurate ball in their hands in SPACE. helps brady too for he doesnt need to hold the ball forever like an aaron rodgers or to keep throwg bombs to get 30 yards or so.
Receiver Wes Welker is fourth in the NFL with 266 yards after the catch this season, according to ESPN data. Sammy Morris (131), Randy Moss (125), Julian Edelman (112),Kevin Faulk (104), and Sam Aiken (87) round out the top six.
The YAC represents 45.35 of the Patriots' passing yards, which ranks 11th in the league.
Yards after catch have been a big part of the Patriots' offensive identity in recent years. In 2008, the Patriots had the highest percentage of yards after catch (56) in the NFL.
In 2007, the offense ranked second in total yards after catch.