Re: NFL Drive Stats
posted at 12/27/2012 1:06 AM EST
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
In response to tcal2-'s comment:
Maybe the opposing Defense is stepping it up in crunch time. If scoring were easy every team would be in 1st place.
this may be true, i just think they can do much better then what they have been doing.
Each of those games minus ATL, the Offense was ahead by 2 scores, (twice in the Baltimore game) which the D wizzed away. NO ONE scores in every quarter. The Pats don't score in every quarter even when they score 50 points. Their second quarter is actually their lowest quarter, not the 4th. Teams score on average once in 3 possessions. ( and not TD's either) Pats O is better than that but you shouldn't have to be ahead by 3 scores, or score in every quarter, or score 40 pts a game to win.
Being ahead late in the game says the O is doing their job. They score much more points than anyone else. Wizzing away leads late in the 4th is not. Look at the stats......One is great, the other is not. They're ranked that way for a reason and it isn't because of poor offensive play. It's because the D can't close a game with the lead and constantly give up 43 yard, one throw TD's, to Joe Shmoe.
Losing games against some of the worst offenses in the NFL, while scoring 31 and 34 pts is a travesty.
Making rookie and poor QB's look like Joe Montana is a sin, yet they do it ALWAYS! Always.
You always fault the O for not closing out the game but I'll bet you anything that the D's stats in the 4th are Much worse.
Just as an O scores on one of three possessions, It's the D's job to not let the other team score on 2 of three possessions. How often do you see that happen? Not with the Pats PFTTTT