Re: Go San Diego!
posted at 11/26/2012 3:03 PM EST
In response to Neal Page's comment:
So if those things wouldn't have happened, the D wouldn't have been on the field for 4 minutes and 45 seconds per drive? What stopped them from being on the field for 6+ minutes on the first drive in 46 or for 10+ minutes on the first drive in SB 42?
In response to pezz4pats's comment:
Ya, too bad the game is 60 minutes and not 57. We would have surely won despite the 38/22 TOP.
If you don't understand that yards take time away from the O, (particually in a close game) then there is no hope for you.
If you don't understand that they are last in the league in 3rd down % and plays over 20 then there is no hope for you.
Do you really expect 6 TO games every week? I don't. Or scoring 3 td's in 57 seconds? Oh yeah, that happens once every 60 years. LOL.
An acceptable amount of points would be less than your O scores. Nothing else! That is a good D, not the ones that give up 29 when the O scores 50+.
Considering it's the D's job to prevent points AND prevent 1st downs And get the ball back to the O, i'd call it a failure. 35 first downs to BUFFALO is not acceptable. Neither is 26 to Eli in an 8 possession game. Get it???
Actually, the TOP would have been closer to 30/30 if your virtual boyfriend didn't do these 3 thigns:
1. Take a Safety on the opening drive. Arguably the worst opening drive ni SB history. In fact, I just checked, it is.
2. An INT, the worst of his career, on 1st down in the 4th qtr with a lead.
3. Less than good throw to the wrong shoulder of a dwarf WR.
Only you would not be able to link a sluggish, stuttering finesse offense and its inability to help its own D to the tune of two SB losses in the same fashion, with TWO completely casts of personnel on each D.
You must have been something in elementary school with them trying to teach you basic concepts.
Any of those things happen before the first drive in either game?
I think having the lead in both games up until the last 35 and 57 seconds is doing enough to win. Tell us again how the offense blew the lead? Did they have to give points back or something?
Again, even with your limited knowledge, you should know that NO TEAM scores 30+ every game. The difference in winning or losing is how much your D gives up.
Allowing 26, 1st downs to Eli in an 8 possession game is the reason for the TOP, and the reason for the loss.
Where were the INT's in that game from the prolific D? Weren't they averaging 2.4 T/o's per game last year too?
Funny thing, they don't seem to get any against play-0ff caliber teams, without a huge lead.
Maybe you should read that article.