Re: Another case of BB
posted at 10/31/2011 1:52 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Another case of BB
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Another case of BB : Worst D? WHat? NE allowed 23 points, contained their run, contained Wallace, etc, and clearly kept the offense in the game to win it! What game are you watching? Do you really expect the D to hold other teams to under 14 or 10 points per game on the road in the Goodelll offensive NFL???
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
What game were you watching?
Allowed 23 points? This is true, but Pittsburgh was only average 20 ppg on offense leading into it. Therefore they played worse than average defense against this team in terms of scoring. They were held to 17 or less points in four of their seven games coming into the matchup. Obviously, it could be done.
Contained the run? Mendenhall average 5.4 yards per carry. He only had 13 carries because why run for 5 yards when you can pass for 10.
Contained Wallace? 7 catches, 70 yards.
Kept the offense in the game? The offense scores a TD (admitedly off a turnover) to make it a three-point game and the defense responds with a 76 yard, 10 play, almost 6 minute march down the field for a TD. They gave up scores on three of the first four drives. That does not help the offense.
No I do not expect them to hold every team to 10-14 points on the road, but face facts. They are the worst defense in the NFL in terms of total yards and they are tied for 15th in ppg (putting them right in the middle of the field). They are at best an average defense, but most games this year they have not even played up to that level.