The topic of the Patriots being terrible at drafting comes up in almost every post. Whenever I stated my argument and reasoning, someone always typed “we were either average or below average” without giving any circumstantial evidence.
I spent one hour gathering all the data of the 1st to...
7th most points allowed in the league
Most yards allowed in the league
Most first downs allowed in the league
2nd most passing yards allowed in the league
Highest rush yards allowed per attempt in the league
Allowing the longest average drive in the league in yards and number of plays
First Quarter Woes Have Plagued Brady So Far This Season
For some strange reason, the first quarter has been a big problem for Tom Brady this season.
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These are the facts of how the last 5 draft classes currently stand. Players in red are not on the 53 man roster. Players in green are starters or starting caliber (IMO). What you make of these results are your own choice, I am only providing the information.
2018 1 Isaiah Wynn IR
Figured it might be beneficial to put together some of the important statistical rankings of the defense that we discuss on here from week to week to gauge how they improve or don't improve throughout the season.
As of Week 4:
Points/Game - T19th
YPG - 28th
3rd down % - 30th
Compared to 2017, Patriots Current Passing Totals Are Eye-Opening
A look at how the Patriots passing game started last season is enough to raise the red flag when you look a this year's totals, which proves they're obviously playing nowhere close to what they're capable of...
I just spent a little time with a couple sources for 2017 team stats (PFF and Football Outsiders) that gave me some team tendencies. We tend to categorize defenses fairly crudely, either solely by base defense formation, by generic terms like 'one-gap 3-4' vs 'two-gap 3-4' or something, or by...
We all know how great Brady is but a lot of these Pat haters (and some Pats fans that only like Belichick) claim that Brady is a system. A friend showed me an article he saw that comprehensively broke down why the narrative exist (not being the most athletic coming into the league) and how he's...
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So, this is the second time I've done this. The first was SBLI. I wouldn't mind turning it into a regular thing if I could streamline the process.
Proof of concept:
While I accurately projected a victory, TFB's pick six was unexpected and really skewed...
Brady is 3-0 in the Playoffs vs a Team that was ranked #2 or better on defense
The teams were - the 2004 Eagles,the 2004 Steelers,the 2014 Seahawks
All 3 games net Brady a 100+ Passer rating
Brady's Stats from these games....
vs. 2004 Steelers - 14-21 for 207 yds - 2 TDs - 0 INTs - 67%...
In another thread a poster suggested the patriots have the better defense in the afccg.
Sounded interesting so I looked at some numbers. I randomly picked mid season. So the stats are game 9 through now, meaning 9 games for the patriots and 10 for Jacksonville and it is VERY interesting...
That is point differential. Happens every year:
Regular season point differential:
These are the teams that were > +100 point differential. It does indicate that the Jags will be a...
- #1 seed in a very tough NFC.
- #3 ranked offense, #4 ranked defense.
- #1 point differential in the NFL this year.
- Home field advantage in the NFCCG.
- Points allowed at home this year: 24, 7, 24, 10, 23, 3, 10, 6, 10. Last four home games, they've allowed a total of 29 points...
I didn't link the article because it is ESPNFL. In my defense, however, it is Reiss. The numbers are astounding. Frankly, I have a hard time seeing some of them being overtaken by anyone.
Anyway, here are some numbers that most of us know and maybe some we didn't already know . . .
There is this take floating out there that a big reason for the Patriots defense's low points allowed total since week 5 of the season is due to having great field position. From a superficial look the point appears to have some merit. The average starting field position of the Patriots' defense...
I have already referred to it in this weeks rewatch thread but given all the soap opera drama that is going on thanks to our friends at ESPN I thought I should make a separate thread on it. This way we might actually have some intelligent football stuff to talk about.
As many of the more...
That is the performance of the Seahawks' running game inside the 10-yard line this season. And 3 yards came from Wilson on 3 carries. That's right, their RBs combined for -3 yards on 20 carries. How is this even possible. :eek:
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Third Down Totals Plummeted For Brady After Achilles Injury
Some started predicting Brady's demise as Brady's totals dropped, but instead, the numbers essentially show that Brady simply wasn't himself while dealing with the injury.