Re: Good win but...
posted at 11/5/2013 8:35 AM EST
In response to neinmd's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
They're middle of the pack (12th) in yards per carry so really I don't think the run defense is that bad.
Plus who is this great running team that they need to fear in the AFC? Answer, there isn't one. Indy is at 4.6 ypc, but who is it on that team that strikes fear? Richardson? He's a glorified Blount. Donald Brown? OK.
KC isn't bad at 4.2 ypc, but they're not a power running offense. All the best running teams are in the NFC, so we can worry about run defense if they make it to the SB.
In the AFC, Jets, Kansas City and Indy are the ones that can run on us. Knowshon Moreno is a good runner but Manning is going to run a pass-heavy offense, even if the run game is available so maybe we don't need to worry as much about them.
Well, we're done with the Jets and if by some miracle we see them in the playoffs, I don't see them pulling another game out of their as s like the last one. KC again is not a power running team, they run well because Charles is fast and elusive. They're pretty limited on offense and if the Pats play them, I'd be more concerned about scoring and avoiding turnovers on offense than about stopping their offense. It just isn't that good.
Indy is a passing team, that's where they win games. Richardson is a power back but he's a plodder. Three yards and a cloud of dust type. Denver is obviously a passing team. Moreno is a good back but does much of his damage out of the backfield in space, they're definitely not a power running team.
Seattle and SF are the best running teams that the Pats might have to play, and again let's worry about that in February.