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  1. BelichickFan

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    I know I'm being a little repetitive as we all know what the rushing offense is doing but these stats do need to be pointed out :

    38 points, 188 yards passing, 236 yards rushing

    And look at this :

    First half :

    Maroney and Dillon combined for 14-52, averaging 3.7 yards per carry.

    Second half :

    Maroney and Dillon combined for 18-140, averaging 7.8 yards per carry.

    That's right, boys and girls, 140 yards rushing in the second half.
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    You don't even take a one day break giving your advice for how our offense can improve even after how completely and utterly WRONG you were about yesterday's gameplan? I thought you'd let up for at least 24 hours before beginning your old tired drum beating again. I guess even being completely and utterly wrong doesn't stop you from slinging mud up on the wall.
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    I ofetn find myself agreeing with you Nem, but not in this case. We are a ground control, run the ball first, offence. This is dictated by the strength of personel we currently have at this stage of the season.
    I love the empty backfield 5 receiver sets and we will see more of this as the season goes on.
    But to insist on pass first to open up the run is ignoring the realities of our personel. That does not make sense to me from a strategic perspective.
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    NEM, this is the second thread you've made this point on and I disagree. I can only recall one completion over the middle and that was a dump-off to Faulk. T
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    Take away Dillons 3 trys for one yard at the goaline and the stat even jumps more.
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    Yeah, when I went to look at the stats to do this I thought the average in the second half would really be skewed by that. I didn't say anything because you can't just take carries away to fit your point but I was stunned that the average was still so high.

    For fun, without those three they were 15-139-9.3 :eek:
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    Yeah I understand they are part of the game. Dillon 3.9 YPC is decieving though.....
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    NEM,

    it has less to do with Cincy's D adjusting to protect against the pass and more to do with 3rd down/long distance conversions.

    No matter how well you run, you will find yourself in a 3rd and 5 or 2nd and 14. Convert these situations and you will be given more plays to then run more. *That* is why the pass game was important, not your take that Cincy was forced to change defense in the second half.
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    Interesting to look at what we did on first downs.

    First half, on first down: Pass 6 times, Run 7 times.
    Second half, on first down: Pass 5 times, Run 14 times.
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    Ah the wonders of a balanced attack to start. Score some points, then you can run clock towards the end against an already tired defense. Wonderfullllllllllllllll.
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    Yeah, but if you're going to take away the three carries by Dillion, then you should also take away the 41 and 25 yard carries by Maroney. To make it even lets take away two of dillons goal line runs and the two long Maroney runs. By doing that you get: 14-73-5.2

    This is still very impressive. IMO this is the most telling statistic of just how potent our running game is. It takes away most of the extreme outliers and the stats are still very impressive. I think we would all be pretty happy if that was our running stats for a half in itself.
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    That's why I didn't take anything out in the original stats and, then, when I did I said "just for fun" :rolleyes:
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    Dillon and Maroney will be the years best RB duo if they keep it up and neither gets injured...at least seriously.

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