The Weekly Feature 7/4/19

07/03/2019 10:36 AM -

How Cobras Compare to NAL Week 12

Welcome to The Weekly Feature here at where we take a look at how your Carolina Cobras match up to the rest of the NAL.

The Cobras went to Orlando and laid the smackdown on the Predators 60-0 and locked up a spot in the NAL Playoffs with four weeks to go. A lot of changes in how the Cobras match up to the NAL after this game that saw QB1 Charles McCullum break the NAL record for passing yards with 349!

Playoff Scenarios.

Currently the magic number for the Cobras to host a playoff game is down to three. So not only is it good to pay attention to what the Cobras do vs Columbus on Saturday night in Greensboro, but also keep an eye out on what Massachusetts does at New York. If Carolina wins and the Pirates lose the magic number will be just one going into the game against Orlando next week in Greensboro.

Scoring stayed the same as the Cobras held at #3 in Scoring offense at 49.8 points per game, behind the Sharks (53.1) and the Streets (50.2). The Scoring Defense is still #2 but dropped from 40.0 points per game down to 36.2, only behind the Sharks (32.6)

The Cobras moved up to a tie at #3 in Touchdowns Scored (66), moved up to a tie at #3 in Offensive TDs (61), held at #2 in points scored kicking (78) and held at #2 per game (7.8)

The Cobras moved up to #2 in total offense with 252.0 yards per game. They held at #2 in total defense giving up just 209.3 yards per game.

In the rushing game, the Cobras offense held at #4 with 17.0 yards per game and stayed at #2 in Rushing Defense allowing only 15.4 yards per game. They are tied at #2 in rushing TDs with 16.

In Pass efficiency offense held at #4 at 100.9 for the season. The Defense moved up to #2 at 99.1.

Passing offense moved up to #2 at 235.0. The Defense held at #2 giving up only 193.9 yards through the air.

On Special Teams, the Cobras are still #2 in Made FGs (5), #1 in FG Attempts (15), still #3 in PAT % (76.5%), up to #2 in PAT Attempts (68) and PATs Made (52). They are still #3 in Kickoff return average (18.6), dropped to #4 in Kick returns (18), after allowing Orlando to kick off just one time on the opening kickoff and held to #5 in Kick Return Yards (335) and dropped to #2 with Kickoff Return TDs with 1.

Turnovers are key to any game, and the Cobras are causing havoc here too. They caused Orlando to  turn the ball over seven times (6 INTs and 1 Fumble Recovery). They did drop to #4 in Interception Return Average at 7.3 and went from being tied at #1 in interceptions to now being #1 alone by 5 (23 total). They are by themselves at #1 in Interception Return Yards (168) and tied for #1 in Interception Return TDs (3). They are also #3 in Fumble Return average (25.5), held at #2 in Fumbles returned (2), #2 in Fumble return yards (51), and #2 in Fumbles Recovered (8), and they are back to #1 in Turnover Margin with a +12 ahead of Jacksonville by 3.

In the First Down Department, they are still #2 in total First Downs with 178, #4 Rushing (20), up to #4 Passing (101) and #1 By Penalty (41) and the Defense have held our opponents to 172 First Downs, which kept them at #3 in the league.

In the Red Zone the Cobras fell to #2 on Offense with an 81.4% rate of scoring, while giving up an amazing 63.4% rate on Defense, still alone for #1 in the NAL.

Now to the Players:

QB1 Charles McCullum, after throwing for an NAL record 349 yards has went from #3 to #1 in Total Offense (258.6 yards per game), still #1 in Total Offense Yards Per Play (7.3), held at #2 in Total Offensive Yards (2,327), and stayed #3 in Total Offensive TDs (48). McCullum is #5 Rushing (9.4/game), down to #4 in Rushing yards (85) and #2 with Rushing TDs with 6. He went from #3 back to #1 in Passing average per game (249.1), and up from #8 to #5 in Pass Efficiency (101.1) which Is up to his highest rating this season, #2 in Pass Yards per Completion (13.3), #1 in Pass Yards Per Attempt (7.5), held at #2 in Passing
Yards (2,242) in one less game, and up from #3 to #2 with 42 passing TDs.

FB Deshawn Johnson is up to a tie for #5 for Rushing TDs with 5.

WR Jordan Jolly up to #4 in All Purpose Yards (98.3 per game) went to #6 in Scoring (12.6) held at #3 in Scoring TDs (21), up to #4 in receptions per game (7.50), up from #5 to #2 Receiving Yards per game (96.6), #4 Yards per catch (12.9), #2 in Receptions (75) and up from #3 back to #1 in Receiving Yards (966), which is a new Season Record for the Cobras. He is still #3 with 20 Receiving TDs.

WR Von Pearson is up to #7 in All Purpose Yards (94.5) #7 in Scoring per game (12.5), #3 Receiving Yards per game (94.5), held at #6 in receptions per game (6.75) and now #3 in Yards per Catch (14.0).

DB Cedric Poole (19.2) is #3 in Kick Return Average, while Poole also has 1 of the only 4 Kick Returns for TDs.

DB Mike Green is now tied for #3 in the league with 0.80 INTs per game, he is #3 in INT Returns (7), #2 In INT Return Yards (81), #2 it total INTs (8) and he, Tyree Robinson and Pasquale Vacchio are all tied for #3 with an INT Return for a TD. Green is now at #4 in the league in tackles per game at 4.9 and is also #4 in total tackles at 49.5. Cedric Poole is down to #8 at 4.3 tackles per game.

Recent addition DB Robert Brown Jr is #4 with 6 total INTs (5 with Orlando, 1 with Carolina).

DL Steve Miller is now #2 in the NAL in Sacks (6.0).

DL Micah Robinson is #3 in Tackles for Loss (7.5), DL Steve Miller is #4 (7.0) and MLB Sevon Pittman is tied at #7 with (6.0).

Green is now #1 in Passes Defended with 3.60/game, while Cedric Poole is #7 (1.71) and Tyree Robinson is #8 at 1.56.

So, with a huge shutout, only the second in NAL History, and new NAL record for passing yards by Charles McCullum there were lots of changes this week. Your playoff bound Cobras play this Saturday in Greensboro against the Columbus Lions, it is Military/First Responders night and for those who serve or served you get 50% off for tickets for this game as the Cobras way of saying, Thank You for your service.

- Article by: DJ Wagner