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  1. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Tough to do as the columns do not usually add up correctly, but lets give it a try.. our O was as dominant against a pretty good d, probably as good as we have seen, considering our running game was not functional. Bottom line this team was put into a position to win and seized the opportunities presented.

    Time of Possession
    Dallas 21.45 New England 38.45

    Number of Plays
    Dallas 46 New England 78

    3rd down efficiency
    Dallas 4-11 36% New England 11-17 65%

    4th down efficiency
    Dallas 0-0 0% New England 2-2 100%

    Total First Downs
    Dallas 13 New England 28

    Red Zone Efficiency
    Dallas 2-3 67% New England 4-5 80%
     
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    the only thing there to worry about is our defensive red zone number.

    on the positive side, it doesn't appear that any team can possess the ball long enough against us to win. if you only have the ball 21 minutes, you can't score enough points to beat us.

    nobody loves those time of possession numbers more than bruschi and seau
     
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    Our defense gave up nearly one point per minute of Cowboy possession?

    The best defense in this game was, literally, our offense. What a show.
     
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    Don't ya just hate it
    when certain people hog the ball?
    They just gotta stay in the spotlight.
    Can't be nice, and share.
     
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    wrong .... one of Boys TDs was defense TD.

    Boys only scored 20 offense points
     
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    In 21 minutes of offense. Thus one point per minute of possession.
     
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    What this points out is that the 'pokes threw out an amazingly boneheaded gameplan. Coming into the game, it was painfully obvious that the Pats will score in the mid to high 30's if given a normal amount of possessions. While Dallas can score in bunches, they couldn't have possibly "planned" to score 40+ points to win. So the only way to win was to limit the amount of touches that Brady and the offense have. Easier said than done, but you at least have to try.

    The 'boys have the means to implement a ball-control, clock-eating offense. Two good backs, big offensive line, mobile QB, excellent TEs and a top-notch possession receiver. Instead, they almost immediately abandoned the run (until the 3rd quarter TD drive) and didn't pass to the backs either. Jones and Barber combined had 17 touches. 17!!!!!! That is insane. I would have made sure they had more than that before halftime. Add in Fasano and Whitten and you have 21 touches for the players who could have won the game for you.

    Before you crap on the Dallas players for a sub-par effort (some of which is deserved), look to the coaches first. Planning for a shoot-out with this Patriots team? Basing your entire defense on a variety of blitz packages? Note to Wade...pass rushers get worn out after running into 300 lb. lineman after about 55 plays!!!! Are you kidding me? Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! So Patriot Nation...in your prayers tonight, thank whatever deity you believe in (and a couple you don't) for the coaching staff on the Pats' sidelines.
     
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    Time of possession is an important -- maybe the most important -- "defensive" stat.

    Still, the three straight stops to win the game were huge. If they get points there, it's perhaps a different game.
     
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    Absolutely right on the money.

    I'm thinkin' that BB and company is a tad better than WP's staff ! ;) ;)
     
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