Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

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    Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    These stats are taken from ESPN. They are for this year. Yes, NE can get teams off the field. Yes they are low for yardage overall. And yes they've given up some big plays giving them a bad overall ppg at 20 but that can be fixed. Where are all the defense haters?


    Third Down Conversions Leaders

     FIRST DOWNSTHIRD DOWNSFOURTH DOWNSPENALTIES
    RKTEAMTOTALRUSHPASSPENMADEATTPCTMADEATTPCTTOTALYDS
    1New England31920272133.311100.017126
     Seattle291214372725.901.016139
     Tampa Bay431423672231.811100.01196
    4Denver27521182927.61250.0870
     Minnesota341317482532.02366.714111
     NY Jets29817482532.002.017126
     San Francisco36625582828.61333.318127
    8Cincinnati32820492536.000.017


    Net Passing Yards Leaders

    RKTEAMATTCOMPPCTYDSYDS/ALONGTDINTSACKYDSLRATEYDS/G
    1Indianapolis613659.02785.0260132765.3139
    2Seattle633657.12935.3450074271.9147
    3Carolina563867.93025.8275222097.5151
    4NY Giants553258.23146.1352432458.0157
    5Minnesota653960.03155.5262374266.0158
    6New England472961.73238.04530652108.0162

    Net Total Yards Leaders

    RKTEAMYDSYDS/GPASSP YDS/GRUSHR YDS/GPTSPTS/G
    1NY Jets482241.0361180.512160.5168.0
    2Denver507253.5367183.514070.0136.5
    3New England530265.0323161.5207103.54020.0
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    WHO have we played against?!? o ya the inept trent edwards and dick jauron's Bills and a rookie QB playing his first home game.
    Lets wait til after we play some quality teams - like Atlanta this weekend to decide where our defense actually ranks. I will say we arent going to hold Atlanta under 20.
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    defense is not the issue at this point...we've given up 17pts and 16pts respectively in two games thus far-those totals are good enough to win as long as you have an offense pulling its' collective weight...the problem with this team at this point is Brady's and the offensive line's overall performance...the inability of the O line to create running lanes for the backs has killed us thus far by preventing us from having a balanced offensive attack, which keeps opposing defenses honest...opposing defenses are pinning their ears back and heading for Brady at the moment because we cannot run the ball...the pass protection has been ok, although far from great...if the offensive (including Brady) gets in rhythm, the team will be fine as the D will continue to improve each week as their familiarity with one another grows...simply stated, if we cannot run the ball and Brady continues to struggle, this team will find it difficult to win games
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    In Response to Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!:
    WHO have we played against?!? o ya the inept trent edwards and dick jauron's Bills and a rookie QB playing his first home game. Lets wait til after we play some quality teams - like Atlanta this weekend to decide where our defense actually ranks. I will say we arent going to hold Atlanta under 20.
    Posted by Boston-kyle


    The inept Bills' Trent Edwards has the fifth highest QB rating in the league right now and Mark Sanchez is tenth. A lot can change over the course of a season but those guys looked pretty solid to me.

    Atlanta?
    22Atlanta699349.5459229.5240120.02713.5
    Looks like their defense succks.

    18Atlanta652326.0433216.5219109.54723.5
    Looks like their offense isn't much better.
    The Jets BTW are the number one rated defense.
    We'll see if your memories applied from last season eventually make sense with the NFL this year and real stats but I'm not going to throw the defense under the bus yet.
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    ESPN is wrong....NE D has only given up an average of 16.5 PPG

    I figured that they would have fixed that by now.....
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    I have to agree about this, but disagree about that! I know things are being done, but there are some things that are not being done and its finding a solution to making these solutions happen that is key to getting this done. Once we are able to score our scoring will go up, but its when we don't score, then we don't get any points. Once we have solutions to these problems then the problems won't exist. Waitress can I have another drink please? Oh my name is Dan Marino and that's my ESPN update of the week!
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    In Response to Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!:
    WHO have we played against?!? o ya the inept trent edwards and dick jauron's Bills and a rookie QB playing his first home game. Lets wait til after we play some quality teams - like Atlanta this weekend to decide where our defense actually ranks. I will say we arent going to hold Atlanta under 20.
    Posted by Boston-kyle



    LOL!  That inept Trent Edwards, who also has a good running game and one of the best WR duos in all of the NFL.....That inept Edwards?

    And that rookie from NY, he has one of the best running attacks in the NFL.....


    So please do not down play our opponents from the first 2 games.....
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    If we do the same thing to Matt Ryan and the Falcons that we did to teh Bills and Jets then we can talk about the defense.
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    Defense has not been our problem.  I want to see how they do against Atlanta though before I feel too comfy about it.  In fact, we have two games in a row that will tell us how comfy we should feel about the D.

    Agree that although we didn't play the Saints in week 1 and 2, it's not like the teams we played didn't even field an offense.
     
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    Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!

    In Response to Re: Defense?! NE is number one in defensive third down conversion! Third best defense overall!:
    Defense has not been our problem.  I want to see how they do against Atlanta though before I feel too comfy about it.  In fact, we have two games in a row that will tell us how comfy we should feel about the D. Agree that although we didn't play the Saints in week 1 and 2, it's not like the teams we played didn't even field an offense.
    Posted by carawaydj


    Atlanta is going to be the confidence booster the Pats need. If the Pats can match their offense I think the Pats have the better D.
     
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