Last week we took a look at D.J. Hackett's production on third down. The chart at right shows third-down production for every Seattle player with at least one reception on any down. The chart excludes a few third-down plays (spiked passes, grounded passes, passes thrown away when there wasn't an intended receiver, etc.).
A few things jump out. One, the completion percentage would jump from 53 to 64 percent if those 10 drops became catches. That drop figure has contributed to the team's inability to sustain drives. Also, in looking at the league's third-down passing stats, I thought it was interesting that Tom Brady and Matt Hasselbeck both had ratings in the mid-70s. That is not very good. The league leaders are: Peyton Manning (118.8), Drew brees (105.6), Chad Pennington (96.0), Philip Rivers (95.0) and Brett Favre (93.8).