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Old 10-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #11
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Default Re: Defense not helping the offense

Originally Posted by maddog78 View Post
Maybe those offenses work on short fields more often than ours. The Pats' D has given them 18 extra possessions, ours 7. The Saints and Pack get off the field much better on 3rd down than the Steelers.

Pats: 44% 3rd downs, 15 sacks, 7 INT, 11 fumble recoveries
Saints: 38% 3rd downs, 13 sacks, 3 INT, 3 fumble recoveries
Pack: 37% 3rd downs, 24 sacks, 9 INT, 0 fumble recoveries

Not helping that our special teams is crapping the bed and pinning us back, either.

It all goes together.
yet all them teams have 3 or more losses... just like the steelers. they rely on their offense, not their defense.

Originally Posted by GoFor7 View Post
Do those statistics include yards after the catch? I'm talking about throwing the deep ball to Wallace more often than they've done.
patience young padawan...

Mark Kaboly ‏@MarkKaboly_Trib
Mike Wallace has more 40+ yard catches (23) in 53 career games than the rest of the team combined--Cotchery 14, Miller 4, Brown 3, Redman 1

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