12-24-2007, 09:31 AM
Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Central MA by way of the great state of New Hampshire
Re: Is the D in championship form?
Even though it was a crappy Miami offense, I did like the secondary laying a lumber a bit more and ole #93 comming off the edge with a little more zeal.
I do believe that the Pats have a good enough defense to give any offense that they face in the playoffs problems. Statistically, here is how they rank.
In my opinion, there are 6 stats that indicate how good of a defense you have (Points Per Game, 3rd down defense, red zone, yards per play, sacks, forced turnovers, yards per game)
3rd down D-#1
Yards Per Game-#4
Red Zone- kick butt lately. Awful prior to the last 4 weeks
The only stat that is somewhat worrisome is yards per rush. The Pats are #26th in the NFL.
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