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Pats Set Record Fewest Turnovers In a Season

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  1. DaBronxPats14

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    Congrats To Pats for setting a record for fewest turnovers in a season With 10. Tom Brady for his TD to INT ratio. This is even sweeter because of our young "D" and Woodhead In & Faulk & Moss out. Like I said beginning of this season when I saw from Game 1 how Pats played Vs Cincy, I'm not surprised how Pats played. As long as we have TB/BB ANYTHING Is possible.
    GO PATS!
     
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    A very nice record..
     
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    This is absolutely one of the more important and impressive records for the Pats this season.
     
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    Next to Brady's breaking the record of no int's, this has to be the biggest surprise.. Cudos to BB and the coaching staff..
     
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    Great stuff. Fewer turnovers on the TEAM than most starting quarterbacks!
     
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    No mention of Brady tying Steve DeBerg's record low 4 Int through 16 games of the regular season?
     
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    And the epitome of a true....meaningless....record as it relates to their goal for this season...

    nice that they didn't turn it over much this year.....but in 2 weeks....who cares?
     
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    I care quite a bit, as does BB. Turnovers are one of, if not the most significant factor in wins.

    Since 2001, the Patriots are 91-3 when winning the turnover battle, including 9-0 this season.

    Here's what our head coach had to say about turnovers:

    According to BB, there is nothing more important than taking care of the ball. And we did that with record efficiency this year. That means a lot.
     
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    I remember seeing an NFL Films piece where Sabol was interviewing all the head coaches of the time. The most emphatic point was made during those interviews. Controlling the takeaway battle was the single most important factor when discussing the outcome of a game.
     
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    That doesn't surprise me at all. And it's just as, if not more significant in the play-offs when teams are so evenly matched.

    In 11 play-off games last year, the team that won the turnover battle was 10-0, with 1 game tied in turnovers.

    In 11 play-off games in 2008, the team that won the turnover battle was 9-1, with 1 game tied in turnovers.

    Which is why I find it absolutely astounding that anyone would treat it as a trivial, meaningless thing.
     
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    Absolutely. It has a two pronged affect. Number 1 being it takes away a possession and the opportunity to score for your opponent. Number 2 and perhaps more important it gives your offense an extra possession and another opportunity to score. Points on the board don't get taken off the score.

    The importance of takeaways can never be understated in my opinion. That's why I find some negative opinion towards the young Patriots defense mind boggling. They created 38 (25INT & 13FU) takeaways in 2010 or a touch under 2.4 per game. They've given Brady an extra 2 drives per game. We all know how that has worked out in 2010. Let's hope it continues well into 2011.
     
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    I assume the goal is to win the Superbowl.

    Yet taking care of the ball better than any other team in history is "meaningless" in pursuit of that goal.

    Ummmm...sure.
     
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    Its amazing how this D just causes turnover after turnover...i love it!
     
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    One of the most precise and efficient offenses ever. If the defense can get itself off the field on third down in the playoffs they are going all the way. :rocker:
     
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