YAC provides nice boost to QBs

Andy Dalton, Christian Ponder, Robert Griffin III, Ben Roethlisberger benefiting

Updated: October 24, 2012, 2:50 PM ET
By Ken Daube | Special to ESPN.com

Yards after the catch are crucial not only to a receiver's value but to the value of a quarterback as well. Through seven weeks of the NFL season, there is a pretty good gauge of how quarterbacks are being affected by their receivers' ability to bust a short pass into a long play, so it's prudent to evaluate the effect wide receivers are having on quarterback production.

It probably comes as no surprise that the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots are three ...

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