Re: I AM CONFIDENT!!
posted at 12/20/2013 12:56 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
The main fact is Denver's offense helps their D. Ours does not. Get it?
When did Denver's offense not move the ball or score for entire halves this year or turn it over in their zone all the time? It doesn't happen, at least not with regularity, like with ours.
The fact is, our offense has reduced the turnovers in the last 2 games, but the ball control/field position situations have been brutal in its place.
I know what I see when I watch Denver's pitiful D and they haven't been decimated by injuries like we have either.
Pats D>Denver D
Miami's best starting field position was their own 40, and 7 of their 11 drives started from their own 20 or worse. New England's offense had ONE 3-and-out and only TWO drives that gained fewer than 15 yards. Four out of their 10 drives were for a double digit number of plays.
Cleveland's best starting field position was their own 44, and 10 of their 12 drives started from their own 30 or worse. New England's offense had ONE 3-and-out and eight out of their 15 drives went for 40 yards or more.
The Houston game saw a bad start, with 3 of Houston's starting drives beginning between their own 40 and midfield, and 1 at the Pats' 31. Their other 7 (including the final 6 of the game) started at their own 20 or worse. The Pats offense had only TWO 3-and-outs (including one with 22 seconds left in the game) and every single one of their 9 other drives gained at least 25 yards.
There are very similar stats for every other game this season. Basically, if your eyes are telling you that the Pats offense is inept, is not doing its part in controlling time-of-possession, and is consistently putting the defense in a bad position... you should see an optometrist.