Re: What do my fellow Pats fans think of this?
posted at 8/3/2012 2:59 PM EDT
In Response to Re: What do my fellow Pats fans think of this?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: What do my fellow Pats fans think of this? : Which side of the ball do you think played CLOSER to their ceiling? The O or the D?
Posted by CliffordWasHere[/QUOTE]
Actually the O played closer to their reg. season stats than the D.
They scored on 38% of their possessions which is higher than the league ave. but slightly lower than the team ave. The team average was very high.
Pick stats are equal in the SB as to their average.
Top was slightly better than league average per possession.
Scoring average w a 2/1 TD to FG ratio is better than the league average.
points/possession is better than the league average but not up to team average which again, was very high.
The D with their pitiful reg season stats played worse than even that.
Opp yrds/game ranked 31st
opp plays/game, ranked 30th
opps yrds/plays, ranked 3oth
opps 1st dwns/game, ranked 31st....allowed 22 in reg season and 26 in SB.
opps 3rd dwn/game ranked 13th with 13.2 but allowed 18 in the SB.
opps 3rd dwn con/game 25th with an average of 5.7. They allowed that many on 2 drives. ugh
opp Top/ game ranks 27th with 31.27 but allowed almost 38 in the SB. awful!
opps ToP %. ranked 27th, with a 52.49% but in the SB allowed 63% horrendous!
opps 1st down/ play/27th and allowed 3.25 per possession in the SB.
They also had 2.6 recovered turn overs per game but in the SB, they had zero.
Low score = low possessions, caused from all of the above.
Looks like if they even played up to their regular season stats on D, they would have won. But, they didn't. Not even close.