Originally Posted by Riddle_Of_Steel
So....being the usual skeptic that I am....I am wondering where the 2011 Chargers, who finished with the #1 offense and #1 defense, yet finished 8-8 fit into this analysis.
How do those two losses to JAX in 2007 happen? David Gerrard was terrible in both games, if memory serves, and we lost because MJD and FT ran for a combned 250+ yards on us in the first game, and ran well against us in the wildcard game as well. According to the statistical analysis, the running game is NOT a factor in wins-- only passer ratng and turnovers.
That anomoly is called Zone Blocking. We had no answer for it. We still don't defend it well. That may be the only glaring deficiency of the LeBeau defensive system. In all fairness Jacksonville ran it to perfection that year.
You may remember in that playoff game, the Jaguar's victory was greatly added by a missed holding call.