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  1. Bostonian1962

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    Not counting tonight's Monday night's game, the New England Patriots lead the entire NFL in Total Offense, @ 441.0 Yards Per Game. Dallas is second at 420.3 YPG.

    The Patriots are also #1 in the NFL in Total Defense, having given up only 207.0 Yards Per Game. Pittsburgh is second @ 244.3 YPG.

    It's only stats, but I think we all can see from watching the games, that this team is more than just stats.
     
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    When all is said and done, this may be one of the top 10 teams of all time.
     
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    only if they win the superbowl.

    I think points scored and points allowed is a better stat.
     
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    Ultimately, I think ppg vs the opponents ppg allowed is even better but you have to wait about 7 or 8 weeks into the season to get a better sample.
     
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    Agreed. It is great that we fans can have fun with this now, after what we went through with EricTheRatGate.
     
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    I don't think since the Rams in 2001 did a team finish in the top 2 in both offense and defense. The Rams were #1 in offense and #2 in defense. If they won the Super Bowl that year, they probably would have gone into the history books as one of the best teams of all time. I think this team is better based on the first three weeks.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    I wanna see this be true for the whole season
     
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    Stats didn't matter when we won Superbowls and they still don't when we have won nothing. It's 3 games in and if 2002 taught us anything, everything can change.
     
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    I don't have the energy to go dig up the game logs from last year right now, but it seems that we had a lot of games with 10+ penalties last year. So far, the refs have been letting us play........
     
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    2001 Rams < 2001 Pats < 2007 Pats, so you're right!
     
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    My aspirations are higher than that.
     
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    The '85 Chicago Bears club was the most awesome football Team that I ever saw. Its a little early after only slightly under 20% or the season but:

    Record: Bears 15-1
    PF: 456 PA: 198
    PPGF: 28.5 PPGA : 12.375

    Pats projections:
    PF: 606 PA: 187
    PPGF: 38.0 PPGA: 11.67


    That says it all...
     
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    Yes, but at the moment they are also 5-5 in red zone defense (5 trips for the opponents into the red zone resulting in 5 TDs). There's a lot more work to do.
     
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    Stats are not a victory. They are a partial explanation for victories.
     
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    I think pts/game allowed is a more meaningful stat than yds/game allowed.

    Pitt is #1 in pts/game allowed. They also have been great on offense. I'm not sure about the quality of their opponents thus far, but they are the one team that scares me the most... even more than the Colts.

    I still think we can beat them (and should beat them), but I think they are the 2nd best team at this point.
     
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    I actually think points scored is a good indicator, but points allowed often isn't. Mostly because nobody cares about yardage or points given up in garbage time of a blowout, which all three games so far have been.

    Until they come up with an "Overall Ass-Kicking Index" stat, I think the most important stat is "Wins."
     

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