The Patriots haven't look like themselves this year and that has a lot of fans as well as me concerned. But as we all know, it isn't just about how good you are. It is about how good the field is. What about the other teams in the NFL? I wouldn't call the Patriots the best team this year, but they are the most balanced. I think this hasn't gotten enough play. Let's look at overall PPG rankings and then break each team down. Patriots - Offensive PPG 4th, Defensive PPG 7th - overall that is 11. Chargers - Offensive PPG 6th (tied), Defensive PPG 8th - overall that is 14. Colts - Offensive PPG 5th, Defensive PPG 10th - overall that is 15 Saints - Offensive PPG 3rd, Defensive PPG 14th - overall that is 17. Rams - Offensive PPG 2nd, Defensive PPG 20th - overall that is 22. Chiefs - Offensive PPG 1st, Defensive PPG 24th - overall that is 25. Dallas - Offensive PPG 22nd, Defensive PPG 6th - overall that is 28. Eagles - Offensive PPG 18th, Defensive PPG 12th - overall that is 30. Now being the most balanced and good on both side of the ball is nice, but it doesn't make you the best team. However I think this is worth pointing out. Besides the overall PPG rankings there are other things worthy of note. Balance isn't just about PPG over the year. It is about who is the best right now and who has a weakness that can be exploited. Something for the next post I think as that may be a long one.