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  1. Disco Volante

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    Points Allowed 2008 pre-season
    1. Detroit Lions
    2. Miami Dolphins
    3. Atlanta Falcons

    Points Allowed 2007 regular season
    32. Detroit Lions
    23. Miami Dolphins
    29. Atlanta Falcons

    The preseason is clearly indicative of how the regular season will turn out. Packers, Cowboys and Pats fans should be very worried, as they rank 30, 29 and 27 respectively. Be afraid.
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    LOL - that's friggin classic. Nice thread :rocker:
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    This is classic, gives major credibility to the preseason...
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    excellent info....maybe more will wake up
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    I knew it! We're doomed!
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    So wait... you're saying that the preseason is NOT indicative of how a team will play in the regular season? I'm shocked. :eek:
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    I agree that preseason is NOT a good indicator, but your stats are bunk because you're talking about two different years. Try this:

    2007 Preseason points allowed:

    30 Tampa Bay
    31 Detroit
    32 Arizona

    2007 Regular Season points allowed:

    3 Tampa Bay
    32 Detroit
    27 Arizona

    So, it's certainly possible to have a terrible preseason and turn it around (which is what I 100% expect from the Pats), but two out of three ended up more or less where you thought they would.

    Edit: Looking at the comparisons one by one, it pretty much does seem completely random. Some preseason numbers were accurate, many were not. So, your point is valid, but you really shouldn't compare one year to another.
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    I was about to post those numbers as well, but didn't feel like looking up again.
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    good thing Matt cassel didn't play a full game
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    And that means...?
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    we wouldn't have scored a td and we'd be ranked bottom 3 in offense
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    And again, in a thread about relating preseason defenses to regular season defenses, I'm failing to see the point.
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    I read the thread quickly and thought it was defense correlating to offense. but really I wanted to illustrate Cassel's play.
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    Another thing that needs an answer: when was the last time the Pats finished the preseason above .500 in the Belichick era?
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    4-0 during the 2003 Super Bowl season.

    But we were 1-3 during the 2004 Super Bowl season, as were the '06 Colts and '07 Giants.
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    This might be my new favorite factoid! :D
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    We will never win the preseason superbowl at this rate.
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