I could pull up all kinds of numbers and post all kinds of charts in order to refute your post. Instead, I'll just note this: The Patriots are currently averaging 28 ppg, after averaging 28.6 ppg last season and 27.6 ppg the season prior, and it's panic city about the offense, because the thinking is that they should be scoring much more. And the reason for that is because everyone with a brain and a pair of eyes can see that teams aren't allowed to play defense anymore, and more teams are finding ways to exploit that with their offenses. Yeah, a team like he Bills is killing the league scoring average. Last year's low was 234 points scored by the Browns. The Bills are on pace to come up well short of that (219) during a season where the league average is up almost 4 ppg. But your dismissal of a huge year-to-year jump in scoring, of this being one of only four seasons in league history where teams averaged more than 23 points, and of the league being on pace to have the highest scoring average in its history, is noted.