Re: Brady record against some of our favorite teams.
posted at 8/15/2012 2:15 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Brady record against some of our favorite teams.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Brady record against some of our favorite teams. : No , but they did get 3 & outs and were very efficient on turn-overs, during the reg season I would expect the same during the play-offs They averaged 2.6 turn-overs a game during the reg season but only grabbed 2 during the whole play-offs. Not acceptable! There extremely poor showing during the reg season was much worse during the play-offs. Hard to win with half the team pulling you down.
Posted by pezz4pats[/QUOTE]
Funny thing about "numers". Here are some for you:
YPG (offense): Reg season 428 SB 359 (- 50 under avg)
Scoring: Reg season 32.1 SB 17 (47% below avg)
TD/game: Reg season 3.6 SB 2 (45% below avg)
Ah, but now let's look at Brady's comparrisons (you know, something you can't blame the D for):
Pass YPG: Reg season 318 SB 276 (40 yds less)
Keep in mind, all this against the 28th ranked defense in the league. Stellar performance! Then there was the three and out with under 7 minutes left in the 3rd Qtr with a 17-12 lead (remamber, they had gone up 17-9, and gave up a FG. It was time to make a statement, grab control of the game, show 'em who the boss was.... NOT go 3 and out. Then there was the ill advised, poorly thrown toss to Gronk that killed another possession (5th play on that possession). But, they saved their best for the end: 11 play, 48 yard 5:31 possession ending up in a punt (let me remind you: they had 1st and 10 on the Giant 44 yardline, and got 1, ONE, UNO, yard, and had to punt. HOF caliber stuff from an All World QB.
A reminder is what you need. When a team goes into a game with a world beating, record setting offense, they need to play up to it, especially when playing against a 28th ranked defense, NOT have less than 23 minutes of possession time. This game was billed as the battle of the bad defenses; no other SB had both contenders with such lowly rated defenses. Guess their defense played a lot better. After all, 28 IS better than 31, even in the People's Republic.
So, be careful when you want to play with numbers. Know ALL of them!