What does it mean to say that a quarterback completed x-for-y passes? That is different than the average yards per rush or yards per completion, right?
One article states "During the game [Tebow] threw for 316 yards, [Tebow] yards per completion were 31.6, [Tebow] yards per rush were 3.16".
A second article, states that Tim "Tebow's stats for the first three quarters. He completed [...] 3-for-16 passes".
A third article states "Ben Roethlisberger's second-quarter interception, which led to a Matt Prater field goal and a 17-6 Broncos lead, came on third-and-16."
What I ultimately want to know is whether the statistic "3-for-16 passes" of the second article and/or the statistic "third-and-16." are included in the statistics of the first article. Are those different statistics (that just look so similar) or is there an overlap of information? With "overlap of information", I mean that one statistic can be unambiguously calculated from the other.
Going by what ATCOlogy wrote, I would have to calculate 316 / 16 = 19.75, which would not match up with the "yards per completion were 31.6". However, the first articles says "3-for-16" for the first three quarters, so maybe "316" and "31.6" were for the whole game and my calculation is off.