It’s a passing phase. From Tampa Bay to Seattle, teams are incorporating a more aggressive downfield attack. To the delight of fans, decades of spread-style offensive dominance are fading, especially with the NFL making pass interference a costly risk for defenses. While 2003 saw NFL teams average 200.4 passing yards per game, so far this season the average is at an all-time high of 245.2. It’s not the end of the spread, but if a coach has a QB with an arm, expect to see more deep flings.