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NFL Notebook: The YAC factor

Percy Harvin (Paul Sancya/AP)

How important are yards after the catch (YAC) to postseasons success? We look a brief look at the numbers from last year, plus add notes from around the league, including the potential for Brett Favre as a mentor to Cam Newton.

Yackety-yak: It isn't all that surprising that only three of the bottom 10 teams in yards-after-catch (YAC) in 2010 qualified for the playoffs. The stunning thing is that the top four teams in YAC, and five of the top six, didn't advance to postseason play. The statistic is viewed as a key one by many league observers, but a number of coaches feel it is overrated — not as critical as, say, yards...

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