I was watching Felger & Mazz on CSN a few days ago and there is a guy that filled in on the Felger show for the nitwit Maz; I think the fill in is their normal "update" guy. I don't watch or listen to the show that often, as I live in VA. He was using scoring totals to make a point that this offense and defense was worse than last year's versions. My first thought, was that he took the simplistic route when it came to scoring. And I didn't give it much thought, until, I started seeing the scoring tota pop up here in random threads. I thought it would be interesting to see the actual offensive production, minus the Defensive and ST's scores. Last year the Defense scored 5 TD's and our ST's added another 3. That is 56 points scored by the defense/ST's (giving the Extra point to the D to keep it simple). This season the Defense scored 3 TD's and ST's scored 1. For a grand total of 28 points scored by the Defense/ST's. To breakdown, the offense actually scored: 2010: 462 points 2011: 485 points Other things to note is the significant drop off in KO return yardage throughout the league. And in the Pats case the KO return average actually dropped from 22 YPR in 2010 to 21.4 YPR in 2011, so not only did the Pats face more touchbacks and have more KO returns start inside the end zone, the production was actually worse when they did return the KO. The average starting field position: 2010: 32.6 (3rd in the league) 2011: 28.9 (9th in the league) Yards per drive: 2010: 36.1 (2nd in the league) 2011: 39.5 (2nd in the league) So based on the numbers above the 2011 offense was actually more productive than the 2010 offense.