Originally Posted by plenewken
Leading the league in 3rd attempts to win 10yds means nothing to me, except that we can't move the chains sooner, either due to penalties, poor execution or poor play calling
TOP is more an indication of defensive performance than O performance, particularly if TOP doesn't translate into pts scored. This is easily demonstrated by the rankings of the Steeler's O and D.
Moving the chains on 3rd down mean nothing to you, that explains it all. This league is about many things but two of the most important(something any coach, player, sportscaster, and I might add knowledgeable fan know) is you convert 3rd downs and stay on the field ,while the defense job is too get off the field by creating TO or stops on 3rd down. Football 101